Apple’s AirPlay feature, which allows iPhone, iPad and Mac users to stream video and audio from their devices to Apple TVs and other supported devices, now works on Xbox One thanks to an update to the third-party AirServer app.
AirSever is already a popular screen mirroring receiver app for sending content from one device to the another using various standards like Apple’s AirPlay, Google’s Cast platform, and Miracast. With today’s release for Xbox One, it becomes the first app to enable support for AirPlay streaming on Xbox One.
Xbox One players can use the feature to stream audio in the background from their iOS devices or Mac while using Xbox, or alternatively mirror the entire display to stream mobile games or video to the big screen.
AirPlay mirroring for Xbox One is finally here! AirServer for Xbox transforms your Xbox into a high performance AirPlay receiver. With AirServer running on the Xbox, you can wirelessly mirror your iOS and Mac displays over to the Xbox. Use AirServer to project your mobile screen on to the big screen or simply use it to play music on your home theater system. AirServer has been completely redesigned for the Xbox and promises buttery smooth mirroring performance with super high quality audio playback. For the home-theater enthusiasts, AirServer for Xbox also brings multi-room AirPlay audio support. If you own a set of AirPlay speakers, be sure to try out the multi-room AirPlay audio feature, now available on your Xbox through AirServer.
Officially, Apple allows iOS device users to AirPlay photos and videos to a second-gen Apple TV or later, or music to an Apple TV, AirPlay speaker, or AirPort Express. You can also mirror the entire display of your iOS device to an Apple TV. As for support on third-party devices like Xbox, that is left up to workarounds by others like AirServer.
You can use AirPlay on Xbox One by downloading the AirServer app for Xbox. It costs $14.99.