How to Use Windows 7/8/10 As Airplay Display Receiver

Guidelines to use AirPlay on personal computers supporting Windows 7/8/10 PC as a Receiver Display

As per the technology advancement in today’s era, iPhone, iPad or Mac OS by Apple have captured a wide segment of the market. All the Apple devices are unique in them and require accessories that are being built specifically by Apple only in order to function properly. However, Apple users find this as fussy sometimes as there might be a requirement to transfer any data or connect many of the Apple devices to computers as well as laptops being supported by Windows. In order to connect or streamline iPhone, iPad or Mac OS Screen with the computer and laptops supporting Windows, a specific protocol named “Airplay” has been designed that is confined only to Apple screen devices.

Tutorial to use Windows 7,  8.1 and Windows 10 as AirPlay Display –

Airplay is not a very protocol to run and hence is not considered as everyone’s cup of tea. There is a specific process to be followed in order to run this protocol on Windows 7, 8.1 and Windows 10 too. Here we are providing a small but very useful brief or tutorial which will be helpful in setting up wireless Airplay Display on any of the  Windows 7 / 8.1 / 10 based computer or laptops.

Pre-Requisites –

Below are two basic requirements that are essential to set up Airplay on any of the Window based devices:

  • Since Windows does not have any by default Airplay protocol, the required compatibility needs to be added separately. Now, for installing the required compatibility, one is recommended to install 5kPlayer that is available to download free of cost and contains all the required drivers for Airplay installation.

Complete set up for 5kPlayre is available to download at free of cost at the below- mentioned link:

Click here to download 5kPlayer Airplay receiver for Windows 7, 8.1 and Windows 10.

  • It is quite essential that the iOS device, as well as your Windows, is connected to the same WiFi network. One can also use Windows as a hotspot and connect the iPhone, iPad or Mac device along with the Windows hotspot.

Method to Turn Windows 10 into AirPlay receiver –

  • As stated above, first and foremost one needs to download and install 5kPlayer on the computer as well as laptop that with being supported with Windows.
  • Before launching the 5kPlayer once it is being installed, please ensure that both of the devices are connected to the same WiFi connection.
  • Once, the 5kPlayre has been successfully launched, it will automatically show a welcome screen.
  • Please ensure that the Airplay icon that is being displayed on the 5kPlayer has a black background only.
  • Black background on the Airplay icon denotes that the 5kPlayer is in receiver mode, on the other hand, if the background is having a red color, it indicates that the 5kPlayer is in sender mode.
  • Now, your iPhone, iPad or Mac device will be considered as AirPlay sender or AirPlay transmitter. Click on the Airplay icon that is being displayed there.
  • The AirPlay icon appears on swiping bottom up on iPhone in the control center when on the same WiFi as shown below –

You will now notice that the Airplay icon is being automatically displayed on the top bar of your Mac OS X and Macbooks while 5kPlayer is running on the Windows device and both of the devices are connected on the same WiFi network.

  • Now, one will need to select the Windows Machine name from the list of available servers and click on the AirPlay icon. In our case, let us selected “HP”.
  • As soon as you will click on the name, the Airplay will be automatically streamed from transmitter to receiver.
  • Congratulations! You have successfully used your Windows system as an AirPlay receiver without using any external hardware device.

Please note that 5kPlayer was compatible only with iOS 8.3, and Mac OS Mavericks at the time when this post has been published. Also be careful if you have iOS 9 or El Capitan, as there is a different set up of protocols for these versions.

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