iTunes not connecting to AirPlay

20 May, 2011  |  Written by  |  under Uncategorized

I had a problem with my Mac Mini that it wouldn’t connect to my AirPlay device. All other devices (iTunes on my PC, Laptop, and iPhone) worked fine.

Only on my Mac Mini, it finds the AirPort device, but when I tried to connect, it said “Connecting To” for a few seconds then went back to my computer speakers.

Turns out the problem was easy to fix. I got the idea from an apple thread. Disable IPv6.

      Open System Preferences
      Open Network pane
      Choose your active network device (I chose Ethernet)
      Click the Advanced button
      Go to the TCP/IP tab
      Set the “Configure IPv6″ field to Off.
      Click “OK”
      Click “Apply”
      Let iTunes connect to your Airtunes speakers

So, if your iTunes says ‘Connecting To’ but doesn’t connect to your AirPlay device, disable IPv6 in the network settings and see if that fixes things.

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  1. Paul LeMahieu  |  June 18th, 2011 at 9:31 am #

    Dave – worked for me, too.

    I had the same issue. The symptoms were slightly different in that I would never get any “Connecting to…” message. When selecting the AirPort Express for AirPlay, nothing would happen, no feedback whatsoever.

    Other devices could send music to the AE fine.

    Disabling IPv6 fixed on my MacBook Air fixed it.

    Importantly, after setting IPv6 back to configure “Automatically,” it continued to work. So, it’s getting into a bad state that is somehow reset by toggling that setting.

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  2. harry  |  September 18th, 2011 at 7:15 am #

    great!!!! have been looking for a solution for ages!!! to start off with that was a huge help!!! thanks!!! however, after a few minutes the whole things drops out and the airplay button disappears….any solution to that?
    best, harry.

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  3. Felix  |  December 18th, 2012 at 5:16 am #

    That worked for me!!
    THANK YOU!!!

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