What is AirPlay on an iPhone?

AirPlay lets you share videos, photos, music, and more from Apple devices to your Apple TV, favorite speakers, and popular smart TVs. And what you share always stays personal and private.

How do I use AirPlay on my iPhone?

Stream video from your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch to a TV
  1. Connect your device to the same Wi-Fi network as your Apple TV or AirPlay 2-compatible smart TV. ...
  2. Find the video that you want to stream.
  3. Tap AirPlay . ...
  4. Choose your Apple TV or AirPlay 2-compatible smart TV.


What is the purpose of AirPlay?

The app lets you control the iTunes library on your computer and stream videos and music to your TV. Android users can use AirPlay with their Apple TV, too. DoubleTwist's AirSync gets you access to AirTwist, a feature that lets you stream anything from your Android device to your Apple TV using AirPlay.


What happens when you turn on AirPlay?

AirPlay allows you to wirelessly cast audio or video from your iPhone, iPad, or Mac to an Apple TV or an AirPlay 2-compatible smart TV, as long as your device is connected to the same Wi-Fi as the TV. You can stream videos from any iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or Mac.

How do I AirPlay from my iPhone to my TV?

How to AirPlay From Your iPhone to a TV
  1. Connect both your iPhone and your TV to the same WiFi network.
  2. Then, select a video you want to mirror to your TV.
  3. Next, tap the AirPlay icon. ...
  4. Then select your TV.
  5. Finally, enter the AirPlay passcode.


What is AirPlay? — Apple Support



How do I connect my iPhone to the TV wirelessly?

Mirror your iPhone on Apple TV or a smart TV
  1. Open Control Center on your iPhone.
  2. Tap. , then choose your Apple TV or an AirPlay 2-enabled smart TV as the playback destination. If an AirPlay passcode appears on the TV screen, enter the passcode on your iPhone.


How do I activate AirPlay?

Troubleshooting. Make sure AirPlay is turned on: On the TV remote control, press the (Input select) button and then select (AirPlay). Select AirPlay & HomeKit settings, and then turn on AirPlay.

Do you have to pay for AirPlay?

AirPlay itself is completely free. Only a compatible device such as an Apple TV for videos or a specific speaker for music or podcasts, which has AirPlay 2 is required.

Does AirPlay require Wi-Fi?

Do You Need Wi-Fi to AirPlay? You need Wi-Fi to use AirPlay to stream shows from streaming services on your iOS device. What is this? However, if whatever you want to AirPlay to a TV is already in your iOS device's local storage, you can use peer-to-peer AirPlay.


Where is my AirPlay on my iPhone?

On the iPhone, down from the upper-right corner to open the Control Center. Tap and hold the Music control area, then select the AirPlay icon. Choose a device to connect over AirPlay. If you connect to an Apple TV that isn't on the same Wi-Fi network as the iPhone, enter the code displayed on the TV into the phone.

What is difference between AirPlay and Bluetooth?

Bluetooth uses an independent piconet network created independent of an external wireless network. AirPlay, however, uses Wi-Fi to establish connections. Bluetooth is more portable and cost-effective but Airplay provides higher quality audio and can be used for multiple devices.

What is the difference between AirPlay and mirroring?

With Mirroring users can stream their desktop from a Mac or an iOS device onto the TV via the Apple TV box. AirPlay Mirroring also allows users to stream games from an iPad or iPhone onto the TV screen via the Apple TV box. AirPlay Mirroring is different than AirPlay in a number of areas.

What is AirPlay on iPhone turn off?

AirPlay can be a handy feature, in that it lets you share videos, music, photos and other media from your Apple devices to your speakers, smart TVs or your Apple TV. But when you don't want to share media across devices, you'll need to shut off AirPlay.


What devices can use AirPlay?

Compatible devices include any iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad capable of running iOS 11.4 or later. Destination devices include the Apple TV (fourth generation and later), HomePod, and any macOS computer running High Sierra or later.

Is AirPlay over Wi-Fi or Bluetooth?

AirPlay and AirPlay 2 work over a Wi-Fi wireless connection, while Bluetooth directly pairs devices together. This requires that all AirPlay devices be on the same Wi-Fi network, connected to the same Wi-Fi router.

Can I AirPlay without Wi-Fi on TV?

Screen Mirroring Without Wi-Fi

Therefore, no Wi-Fi or internet connection is required to mirror your phone screen onto your smart TV. (Miracast only supports Android, not Apple devices.) Using an HDMI cable can achieve similar results.

Can you AirPlay via Bluetooth?

To send and receive streaming audio and video with AirPlay, the devices you're using must first be connected to the same local network. This connection could be wireless, using WiFi or Bluetooth, or wired, using Ethernet.


Is AirPlay safe to use?

AirPlay security

AirPlay uses AES encryption to help ensure that content is protected when mirroring or streaming from an iPhone, iPad, or Mac to an Apple TV. You can restrict AirPlay access to Apple TV by setting a one-time onscreen passcode to ensure that Apple devices are securely paired to Apple TV.

Is AirPlay an app?

What this means in terms of devices is that you must have an Apple device in order to use AirPlay. Android, BlackBerry, Amazon, Windows, etc. users are out of luck when it comes to this service.

How do I remove a device from AirPlay?

Open the Remote app ➔ Devices ➔ Edit and then tap on the RED circle to the right of the device you want to delete and then choose UNPAIR.

How do I stop AirPlay from automatically connecting?

To stop mirroring on an iPhone or iPad, go to the Screen Mirroring icon in the Control Center and tap "Stop Mirroring." On a Mac, you can disable AirPlay Screen Mirroring through your "Display Preferences."


How do I remove a device from screen mirroring?

When the standby screen for the Screen mirroring is displayed, press the OPTIONS button, then select [Show Device List / Delete]. To deregister a device, select the device in the list to delete, then press the button (or press the touchpad on the Touchpad Remote Control). Then, select [Yes] in the confirmation display.