AirPlay is a technology that allows you to stream content from your iOS or macOS device to a compatible receiver, such as an Apple TV or a Chromecast device. But what if you want to use AirPlay on your Windows PC? Is there a way to turn your Windows PC into an AirPlay receiver?
The answer is yes, thanks to some third-party software called AirServer. AirServer is a universal mirroring receiver that can receive AirPlay, Google Cast and Miracast streams on your Windows PC. You can use it to mirror your device's screen, stream audio and video, or even live stream your gameplay to YouTube.
In this article, we will show you how to use AirServer on Windows with a key. A key is a license code that you need to purchase from the official website of AirServer. A key will allow you to activate the full features of AirServer and enjoy unlimited mirroring sessions.
Step 1: Download and Install AirServer
The first step is to download and install AirServer on your Windows PC. There are two versions of AirServer for Windows: AirServer Universal and AirServer Windows 10 Desktop Edition. The former supports Windows 7 and Windows 8, while the latter is optimized for Windows 10 and Intel hardware.
You can download either version from the official website of AirServer[^1^] [^2^]. The download file is about 50 MB in size and the installation process is straightforward. Just follow the instructions on the screen and accept the terms and conditions.
Step 2: Activate AirServer with a Key
After installing AirServer, you need to activate it with a key. A key is a license code that you can purchase from the official website of AirServer[^1^] [^2^]. The price of a key varies depending on the type of license you choose. There are different licenses for personal use, educational use, business use, etc.
To activate AirServer with a key, you need to launch the software and click on the \"Activate\" button on the main window. Then, enter your email address and the key that you received after purchasing. Click on \"Activate\" again and wait for the confirmation message.
Step 3: Connect Your Device to AirServer
Now that you have activated AirServer with a key, you can start using it as an AirPlay receiver. To connect your device to AirServer, you need to make sure that both your device and your Windows PC are connected to the same Wi-Fi network.
Then, depending on your device type, you need to follow different steps:
If you have an iOS device, such as an iPhone or an iPad, swipe up from the bottom of the screen (or swipe down from the top right corner on newer models) to access the Control Center. Tap on the \"Screen Mirroring\" icon and select \"AirServer [your PC name]\" from the list of available devices.
If you have a macOS device, such as a MacBook or an iMac, click on the \"AirPlay\" icon on the menu bar at the top of the screen. Select \"AirServer [your PC name]\" from the list of available devices.
If you have an Android device, such as a smartphone or a tablet, swipe down from the top of the screen to access the notification panel. Tap on the \"Cast\" icon and select \"AirServer [your PC name]\" from the list of available devices.
If you have a Chromebook or a Windows 10 device, open the Google Chrome browser and click on the \"Cast\" icon on the toolbar. Select \"AirServer [your PC name]\" from the list of available devices.
Once you connect your device to AirServer, you will see your device's screen mirrored on your Windows PC. You can also stream audio and video content from apps that support AirPlay or Google Cast. For example, you can stream music from Spotify or videos from YouTube.
Step 4: Adjust Settings and Preferences
AirServer has some settings and preferences that you can adjust to customize your mirroring experience. To access them, right-click on the AirServer icon 0efd9a6b88