Easily select Airplay speakers in Mavericks

One of my favourite new features of Mavericks is the ability to direct all audio output from your computer to Airplay enabled speakers.  Meaning at last that I can “throw” Spotify onto my airplay speakers without having to use my iDevice.

So you want to do this – well one way is to go into preferences, open sound, choose output and select in there.  That’s a bit long winded, why not just use this shortcut…

Hold down the option (alt) key while clicking on the speaker icon in the menu bar and it will bring up a list of all devices that you can send your audio output to.

Easily choose Airplay in Mavericks

Select the ones you want and hey presto.





3 responses to “Easily select Airplay speakers in Mavericks”

  1. Tiep Nguyen Avatar

    you’ve just saved my life,
    I was looking for this for so long

  2. matthewbarram Avatar

    Awesome tip. Have been looking for this for ages! I can’t believe it was as simple as holding down the alt key!

  3. grahamskardon Avatar

    Hmm. My Mac isn’t switching on Airplay this way, but it will switch back to internal speakers! Cruel! Thanks for the tip. I’m sure I’ll get it working.

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