Isn’t everything better when it’s on a bigger screen? Thankfully, most leading TV manufacturers incorporate AirPlay 2 support, allowing effortless content sharing and mirroring from your iPhone, iPad, and Mac to your TV. But is your TV AirPlay 2-compatible?
Can you seamlessly stream movies, home videos, photos, presentations, and more to your smart TV? And whether you want to check if your TV is AirPlay 2-compatible or check out options before buying a new one, this list can help you out.
However, first, let’s check out what fun things you can do with AirPlay.
How can AirPlay 2-supported TVs make things better?
AirPlay is Apple’s proprietary wireless standard that allows you to cast videos, photos, or music onto the TV. You can also mirror iPhone, iPad, or Mac screens to Apple TV and compatible smart TVs.
And with HomeKit integration, you can control the TV via Siri commands, Control Center, and even from the Lock Screen. Siri can also suggest shows/movies to watch depending upon your past preferences.
There’s more! AirPlay follows your device and can automatically switch TVs when you switch rooms. And syncs with other AirPlay 2–compatible speakers for a multi-room experience.
LG Airplay 2-enabled TVs
- LG OLED
- 2020 – RX, ZX, WX, GX, CX, BX series
- 2019 – R9, Z9, W9, E9, C9, B9 series
- 2018 – B8, C8, G8, E8 Series
- LG NanoCell
- 2020 – Nano 99, 97, 95, 90, 85, 80 series
- 2019 – SM99, SM95, SM90, SM86, SM81 series
- LG UHD TV
- 2020 – UN85, UN73, UN71, UN70, UN69 series
- 2019 – UM80, UM75, UM73, UM71, UM69 series
- LG SuperUHD SK 9, 8 series (2018)
- LG UHD UK 62 series or above, UK 7 series (2018)
Samsung TV compatible with Airplay 2
- Samsung QLED 8K Q9 Series (2019, 2020)
- Samsung QLED 4K Q6, Q7, Q8, Q9 Series (2018, 2019, 2020)
- Samsung The Frame Series (2018, 2019, 2020)
- Samsung Serif Series (2019, 2020)
- Samsung UHD 6, 7, 8 Series (2018, 2019, 2020)
- Samsung FHD/HD 4, 5 Series (2018)
Roku Apple Airplay 2 supported TV
- AOC Roku TV
- ATVIO Roku TV
- Element Roku TV (Series 400, Series 450)
- Hisense Roku TV (R6, R7 & R8 Series)
- Hitachi Roku TV
- InFocus Roku TV
- JVC Roku TV (Select, Premier, and Elite Series)
- Magnavox Roku TV (55MV379R/F7, 65MV379F/F7)
- Roku TV (10012588, 100024699, 100012584, 100005396, 100005397, 100012587, 100012585, 100012586)
- Philco Roku TV
- Philips Roku TV (4000 Series)
- RCA Roku TV (RTRQ6522-US, RTRU5027-US, RTRU5527-W, RTRU6527-US, RTRQ5522-US, RTRU4927-US)
- Roku® Express (2017, 2019)
- Roku® Express+ (2017, 2019)
- Roku® Premiere
- Roku® Premiere+
- Roku® Streambar™
- Roku® Streambar Pro™
- Roku® Streaming Stick™
- Roku® Streaming Stick®+
- Roku® Streaming Stick®+ Headphone Edition
- Roku® Ultra (2019, 2020)
- Roku® Ultra LT
- Roku® 3 (2013)
- Sanyo Roku TV (FW50R79FC, FW55R70F, FW55R79FC, FW65R70F, FW65R79FC)
- Sharp Roku TV (2T-C45CF2UR, 4T-C60CL2UR)
- TCL Roku TV (4-Series, 5-Series, 6-Series & 8-Series)
- Westinghouse Roku TV (UX Series, UT Series)
Sony TV compatible with Airplay 2
- Sony A8H series (2020)
- Sony A9F series (2018)
- Sony A9G series (2019)
- Sony A9S series (2020)
- Sony X85G series (2019 55”, 65”, 75”, and 85” models)
- Sony X95G series (2019)
- Sony X80H series (2020)
- Sony X85H series (2020)
- Sony X90H series (2020)
- Sony X95H series (2020)
- Sony X80J series (2021)
- Sony X85J series (2021)
- Sony X90J series (2021)
- Sony X91J series (2021)
- Sony X95J series (2021)
- Sony Z9F series (2018)
- Sony Z9G series (2019)
- Sony Z8H series (2020)
- Sony Z9J series (2021)
VIZIO Airplay 2 compatible TVs
- VIZIO OLED (2020)
- VIZIO P‑Series Quantum X (2019, 2020)
- VIZIO P‑Series Quantum (2018, 2019, 2020)
- VIZIO P‑Series (2016, 2017, 2018)
- VIZIO M‑Series Quantum (2019, 2020)
- VIZIO M‑Series (2016, 2017, 2018)
- VIZIO E‑Series (2016, 2017, and 2018 UHD models)
- VIZIO V‑Series (2019, 2020)
- VIZIO D‑Series (2018, 2019)
FAQs for AirPlay 2-enabled TVs
It’s pretty simple, connect your iPhone/iPad/Mac with the same Wi-Fi network as AirPlay 2-compatible TV or Apple TV. Play the content and tap the AirPlay icon.
If your TV is not AirPlay 2-compatible, you can try the Apple TV app or third-party apps like AirScreen. Or you’ll have to invest in an Apple TV box.
No, not all smart TVs offer built-in AirPlay support. You might have to download the Apple TV app or compatible screen mirroring apps.
It depends on your Wi-Fi speed and content playing. Though, AirPlay uses lossless compression and thus performs way better than Bluetooth.
1. Bring router closer to improve Wi-Fi signal
2. Ensure TV’s firmware and device’s OS is updated
3. Turn off Bluetooth to eliminate chances of interference
4. Restart all devices to clear cache or other settings
AirPlay 2 is simply the upgraded version of AirPlay. And the main difference is that AirPlay 2 enables multi-room groups, i.e., you can play to multiple devices simultaneously.
Apple’s AirPlay support is steadily expanding and improving. And I am quite ecstatic about it as the feature makes screen mirroring or casting content a breeze.
Although I still feel that Apple needs to collaborate and bring more ease and compatibility to AirPlay and other related features. What are your thoughts on the matter? Do you think Apple needs to loosen a bit? Share your views in the comment section below.
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