Enable Sharing with AirPlay

Screen mirroring for Mac and iOS devices is available through Solstice's support for AirPlay® mirroring. This allows users to wirelessly stream their screen to the Solstice display in real-time without having to install an app. If your network does not allow UDP broadcast traffic or Apple's Bonjour protocol, Solstice provides an AirPlay discovery proxy alternative that can be utilized instead.

Network Routing Requirements

The following network ports/routes are required to support AirPlay streaming to Solstice Pods.

  • TCP ports 6000-7000, 7100, 47000, and 47010: Allow inbound AirPlay traffic to the Solstice host.
  • UDP port 5353: Required for iOS mirroring via the Bonjour protocol. It is not required when using the Solstice Bonjour Proxy.
  • UDP ports 6000-7000, and 7011: Allow inbound AirPlay traffic to the Solstice host.

For more information on all of the network ports that Solstice utilizes, see Open Network Ports.

How To Enable Sharing with AirPlay in Solstice Cloud

  1. Log in to Solstice Cloud. In the left sidebar navigation, expand the Manage category and select Pods.
  2. From the table, click the name of the Pod to be set up for Miracast. Scroll down to the Template Configuration section and click the black down arrow icon to the right of Features. If the Pod was previously assigned to a Features template, click Edit to change its Features settings individually.
  3. To allow users to mirror their iOS device screen to the Pod, check Enable iOS mirroring (AirPlay) in the left column.
  4. If your network does not allow UDP broadcast traffic, check one of the following options:
    • Enable AirPlay discovery proxy- Utilizes an alternative discovery proxy if the network does not allow the use of Apple's Bonjour. Note: This option may not support video sharing.
    • Enable Bluetooth discovery for AirPlay - Allows Bluetooth-enabled Apple devices to discover and connect to the Pod using Bluetooth. The Solstice display will appear in their device's list of available Bluetooth devices. However, users will have to connect to the same network as the Pod in order to stream content via AirPlay.
  5. Save the AirPlay settings changes with the option that best fits your situation:
    • Click Save as Unassigned to save the Pod's settings uniquely (not assigned to a template).
    • Click Save as New Template to create a Miracast-enabled template that other Pods can be assigned to in the Pods table.

How To Enable Sharing with AirPlay in Solstice Dashboard

  1. Open Solstice Dashboard on a Windows computer. Select the Pod to be set up for Miracast from the list of Your Solstice Instances.
  2. Go to the Appearance and Usage tab and scroll to the Usage and Feature Management section.
  3. Under Client Sharing Options, select the iOS Mirroring option.
  4. If your network does not allow UDP broadcast traffic, select one of the following options:
    • Enable AirPlay Discovery Proxy- Utilizes an alternative discovery proxy if the network does not allow the use of Apple's Bonjour. Note: This option may not support video sharing.
    • Enable AirPlay Bluetooth Discovery - Allows Bluetooth-enabled Apple devices to discover and connect to the Pod using Bluetooth. The Solstice display will appear in their device's list of available Bluetooth devices. However, users will have to connect to the same network as the Pod in order to stream content via AirPlay.
  5. Click Apply to update the Pod with AirPlay settings changes.

Related Topics

How to Mirror Your iOS Device Screen Using AirPlay

How to Mirror Your macOS Device Screen Using AirPlay