Output music and audio signals from Apple Mac to Airplay boxes

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Airplay symbolA few days ago I unpacked my [Airplay speaker-> airplay speaker] from Logitech. Since I keep playing music on YouTube in the background here and there (without paying attention to the video), I wanted to stream the music from the browser to the airplay box today. The first thing I did was look in the menu bar to operate an airplay button - unfortunately there isn't one there. :)

In iTunes, the music output via [Airplay-> airplay] is relatively easy, because there you can find the Airplay button next to the volume control, via which you can then select the corresponding device. But if you want to redirect the audio output system-wide, you have to find another way.

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The sound output can be redirected to the Airplay speaker with the "Sound" system setting.

A few years ago, when the leopards on OS X were still up to date, you had to call an extra app for it air foil that has taken care of the routing of the audio signal. Under Mac OS X Yosemite Things are a bit simpler: Go to the “Sound” system settings and select the device marked with the “Airplay” type under the “Output” tab. In my case, it's the Logitech UE Air Speaker.

When selecting the device, the connection should be established and the audio or music streamed through the box. So, but now that this has been resolved, I have to keep listening! ;-)

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6 Responses to “Output music and audio signals from Apple Mac to Airplay boxes”

  1. Somewhere in my iMac 2010mid 27 inch with HighSierra there is a bug in the system. I'm fishing in the dark, I've run CMMac-X over it umpteen times and now I have the following problem:
    Is it possible to flash a new core system (OS-X Base Sys exists) in such a way that it doesn't delete the entire partition? All the progis and reference files, all the keys to open the programs and apart from the data salad that I backed up twice...
    So I'm really afraid to rebuild the bare system so that everything runs smoothly? Can I just put the fresh sys over the old sys, maybe with a hotkey?
    I know Terminal might help, but I'm EVERY VERD. TIME FAILED!
    Do you have a suggestion ?

    1. Jen Kleinholz

      Hello Gerald! Yes, you can boot into recovery mode (here the Instructions) and then select Reinstall macOS. If you install over your existing system, your data will not be deleted. I would try that. If it doesn't help, you'll have to install a fresh macOS on an external hard drive and then transfer your user data (including programs and settings) using the migration assistant. Write if it worked!

      1. Hi Jens, first of all, thank you for the immediate reply the day before yesterday. I then copied a fresh Sys HighSierra over the old one. After the 2nd restart, the system didn't seem to fit better or worse and I can't get rid of the bugs!
        These are: AirPlay icon in the top taskbar stays invisible and when I open a folder it always taps in an open folder.
        Well, the few switches are set correctly and the main hassle is gone!
        Before, I had to click 1 – 2 to 4 times for every opening of a document or other mouse clicks. There was actually no data loss, but the log file is filled with 100s of errors.
        What drives a Mac WITHIN A SECOND?! Hihi... Maybe I'll smash an old TimeMachine file into the Mac.

        1. Jen Kleinholz

          Well, I would rather install fresh and then import the user data from the Time Machine backup. Then the system is at least completely new. But please make a backup first. Sometimes the Mac suddenly can't read the Time Machine backup and you'd end up with your pants down, as the saying goes. 😊

          1. Luckily I waited. Anyway, I have the feeling that I'm fishing in murky waters, so thank you very much for your new tip.
            I'll use the sys like this and see if it makes you happy and if not, I'll do exactly the steps you explained.
            One more question, Sir Apfelot... If I then start using ™, should I launch it from the Finder and copy Home-ƒ over it? incl.
            libraries ? (tricky thing)
            Thank you very much for your genius support, Gruss v. gerald

          2. Jen Kleinholz

            Hi Gerald! Haha, genius support. 😂 I still miss the Genius bar in the office. That would be nice. 😊 Regarding your question: If you have reinstalled the macOS, boot with the new macOS and start the migration assistant (under Applications → Utilities). There you can then say that you want to import an old user and select your Time Machine hard drive as the source (must be connected). That's how it should work... If not, get in touch again! LG, Jens

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