9 Replies Latest reply: Dec 7, 2012 11:27 PM by Papayoyo
Ken L. Level 2 (240 points)
Can I stream music from my iphone 4 to Apple tv? I do not get the little airplay icon when I start the music on my iphone. I do get it when I play a video and have no problem streaming video. I also have no problem streaming from my imac both video and music.
Any help would be appreciated. All versions of software are up to date.

Powerbook, imac, macbook, and every ipod, Mac OS X (10.4.8)
  • vazandrew Level 6 (17,936 points)
    You should get the same airplay icon from music inside the ipod app as you would with video inside said app. It sounds like it's on the same network if video is working from the phone.

    Try closing the app (via multi-task bar) and/or powering down and rebooting to see if that helps.
  • thegooddr512 Level 1 (5 points)
    I was having the same problem with the iPod on my iPhone 4. It would show the Airplay option for videos, but not for music when trying to stream to my brand new Apple TV. I followed vazandrew's advice and closed the iPod in the multi-task bar and powered down my phone and now it's there. Working now. Thanks vaz!!
  • stu_london Level 1 (0 points)
    I am having the same issue, Airplay available for videos but not audio!? I have tried closing down the App and re-opening, reseting Apple TV etc but no joy!

    Also, I can link to my itunes account on my PC but is there no option to sync your iPhone catalogue with Apple TV and bypass itunes on you PC? It's annoying having to have my PC on all the time when all the content is on my iphone! Can the iphone not be seen as a 'computer' and sync jus the same?

    Thanks in advance..
  • KeithJenner Level 4 (1,020 points)
    You don't mention powering down your iPhone, which is the thing that I suspect worked for the others. If you haven't already then try that.

    As for your second point, if you get Airplay to work properly then that will be the closest to doing this. The Apple TV can't pull from the iPhone so you will have to use Airplay.
  • newagemac Level 2 (240 points)
    You can't just close down the app. You need to go to the multitasking tray and hold down on it until it starts wiggling. Then hit the little red minus sign to completely close it down. That should force it to reestablish the Airplay link when you open the app back up. Rebooting the phone does the same thing except takes longer to do.
  • aRCOL Level 1 (0 points)
    I had the same problem. I have the iPhone 3Gs and decided to get IOS 4.2.1 so i could stream the songs from my iPhone to my Apple TV. I could stream from my Macbook Pro fine and I could stream Movies from iPhone but not music. I restarted my iPhone and the airplay icon came up but still sometimes i try and the icon has disappeared so I have to restart it again.
  • Hal17 Level 1 (0 points)
    Same problem also. Would just love to get it working for music.
  • khobbs Level 1 (0 points)

    First power on the Apple TV.  From iPhone's Music icon, navigate to a particular song (from playlist, album or whatever), select the far right button that looks like an "eject" icon.  A pop up menu will appear asking if you want the music's sound to come from the iPhone or an Apple TV.  Select Apple TV

  • Papayoyo Level 1 (0 points)

    Make sure your airplay is enabled in the Apple TV setting menu shown on the TV.