AirPlay is a seamless and smart way to stream your favorite audio or video content on Apple TV or any AirPlay 2-supported TVs using your Apple devices. You can also share images or mirror the screen to relish an enhanced experience on perhaps a bigger screen.
While it undoubtedly adds to an all-new experience, there are a few key considerations to AirPlay to Apple TV using your iPhone, iPad, and Mac effortlessly. Let’s have a look at this in-depth guide.
- How to AirPlay video to Apple TV from your iPhone or iPad
- AirPlay audio to Apple TV from your iPhone or iPad
- Stop AirPlay audio and video from your iPhone or iPad
- How to AirPlay your Apple devices’ entire screen to Apple TV
Note: To AirPlay audio or video, you need to be on the same Wi-Fi network on both devices; iPhone/iPad/Mac and Apple TV or AirPlay 2-compatible TV. If you aren’t on the same network, you’ll have to enter the displayed code to enable point-to-point Wi-Fi.
How to AirPlay video to Apple TV from your iPhone or iPad
- After you open the video of your choice, tap the icon .
- Now, select your Apple TV (or other AirPlay 2-compatible TV) from the list of devices.
Note: In some third-party apps, you’ll first have to tap the upload icon, followed by AirPlay.
How to AirPlay audio to Apple TV from your iPhone or iPad
- In the Control Center, tap and hold the group of controls located at the top-right corner.
- Next, locate the AirPlay Audio icon and tap speaker/s you want to AirPlay audio.
Moreover, you can also play the audio in your other rooms simultaneously. Here’s how.
How to select other rooms where you want to play audio
- Go to Control Centre (long-press the Home button on the Siri Remote).
- Hit the Audio Controls button.
- Choose the room(s) with AirPlay 2-compatible devices.
List of AirPlay 2-compatible devices
- Apple TV 4Kor HD with tvOS 11.4 or later
- HomePod/HomePod Mini with iOS 11.4 or later
- Speakers connected to the Audio Outport on AirPort Express 802.11n (2nd Generation) with the latest firmware.
- And other compatible Smart TVs
Stop AirPlay audio and video from your iPhone or iPad
- Tap the AirPlay audio/video icon from the methods mentioned above.
- Now, from the list of devices, select your iPhone or iPad. This will resume playback on your iPhone/iPad.
How to AirPlay your Apple devices’ entire screen to Apple TV
Mirror your iPhone or iPad
- Go to Control Center.
- Tap Screen Mirroring.
- Select your Apple TV or AirPlay 2-compatible smart TV.
- You may be asked for a passcode on your iOS or iPadOS device. Use the AirPlay passcode displayed on your TV screen.
Note: To stop mirroring your iPhone or iPad, go to Screen Mirroring → tap Stop Mirroring.
Mirror your Mac screen
- Click the Apple icon located at the top left corner of your Mac.
- Select System Preferences.
- Now, click Displays followed by “Show mirroring options in the menu bar when available.”
- Select your preferred option from the list of AirPlay-compatible devices.
Note: To stop mirroring your Mac display, click → hit Turn AirPlay off. Alternatively, you can also hit the menu button on your TV remote.
Switch AirPlay Mirroring modes from your macOS Big Sur
- Once you start AirPlay, click the Control Center icon located at the top right section of your menu bar.
- Now, click screen mirroring followed by your preferred option under active Apple TV.
Did you successfully Airplay to Apple TV from iPhone, iPad, and Mac?
Using AirPlay 2 to cast your screen, play audio/video, or extend your Mac’s display may initially sound like rocket science. However, with a little know-how of steps involved, you can easily leverage the benefits of features for a fantastic experience. I hope the steps mentioned above proved to be of help.
If you have any query, please feel free to share with me in the comment section below.
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