Choosing which speakers to use

You can listen to iTunes audio through any of the following:

  • Your computer’s built-in speakers

  • Speakers connected to your computer and a power outlet

  • Remote speakers connected to an AirPort Express network

Here are ways to choose which speakers to use:

  • If you connect external speakers, iTunes plays through them and mutes your computer’s built-in speakers (depending on your hardware and software).

  • If you connect speakers to an AirPort Express network, a speakers pop-up menu appears at the bottom of the iTunes window. To listen through your remote speakers, choose them from the pop-up menu.

    iTunes speakerpopup Choosing which speakers to use
  • If you don’t see the menu, iTunes uses your computer’s speakers (and external speakers, if any are connected). To use only the volume controls on your remote speakers, see:

  • To prevent your computer from looking for remote speakers (and displaying the speakers pop-up menu), choose Edit > Preferences, click Devices, and then deselect “Look for remote speakers connected with AirTunes.”

For more information about setting up your AirPort Express, see the documentation that came with it or visit the websites below.

Related Topics

If you can’t choose your remote speakers

If you can’t hear music playing


AirPort Extreme website

AirPort Support website

Choosing which speakers to use