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Get started with Apple AirPlayWith Apple TV, you can stream music and movies from any iOS device to your television without any cables. Sharon Vaknin shows you how.
-Hey guys, I'm Sharon Vaknin for CNET.com here to show you how Apple AirPlay let's you stream music, photos, and movies from your iOS device to your TV without any cables. To get started, you will need a $99 apple TV. It's the cheapest way to get AirPlay right now, but we expect apple to integrate it with TVs in the future. Once you've setup your Apple TV and connected it to your wireless network, go to the settings menu and make sure AirPlay has turned on. When you're done, grab your iPhone, iPad, or iPad Touch, before doing anything, make sure your devices running iOS 4.2 or above, which is the minimum requirement for AirPlay. Also, make sure you're connected to the same network as the Apple TV. Once you're all setup, streaming is simple. Just launch the video store on your device or launch a YouTube video and hit play. You'll see a new Airplay icon show up, click it, select Apple TV and the video will be streaming on your TV seconds later. You'll notice that once the video starts playing your TV, you won't see it on your device any longer, but you can still use it press pause, fast forward, or rewind. Music works the same way. Launch a song or playlist and hit the AirPlay button to stream it to your home theater. And for photos, head to an album, open a photo and tap the AirPlay button. AirPlay doesn't only work with file store on your device, it's also compatible with some apps and websites. There aren't many of them, but the list includes iMovie, VEVO, TED, NPR, and IMDb. All of which are available on any iOS device. To see the fullest of apps, visit my blog on how to get started with AirPlay. If you have any questions or tips, head over to my Facebook page and visit howto.cnet.com for more videos like this. For CNET, I'm Sharon Vaknin, and I'll see you on the interwebs.