TV

AirPlay lets you share videos, photos, music, and more from Apple devices to your Apple TV, favorite speakers, and soon, popular smart TVs.

 

AirPlay video from your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch

  1. Open an app and find the video that you want to AirPlay to your Apple TV.
  2. Tap . In some third-party apps, you might need to tap a different icon first.* In the Photos app, tap , then tap AirPlay.
  3. Choose your Apple TV. If you don’t see your Apple TV, make sure that your iOS device is connected to the same Wi-Fi network as your Apple TV.

To stop streaming, tap  in the app that you’re streaming from, then tap your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch from the list.

 

AirPlay video from your Mac

  1. On your Mac, open the app or website that you want to stream video from.
  2. In the video playback controls, click .
  3. Select your Apple TV. If you don’t see your Apple TV, make sure that your Mac is connected to the same Wi-Fi network as your Apple TV.

To stop streaming video, click  in the video playback controls, then choose Turn Off AirPlay.

 

Mirror your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch

Use Screen Mirroring to see the entire screen of your iOS device on your Apple TV.

  1. Open Control Center:
    • On iPhone X or later or iPad with iOS 12 or later: Swipe down from the upper-right corner of the screen.
    • On iPhone 8 or earlier or iOS 11 or earlier: Swipe up from the bottom edge of any screen.
  2. Tap  Screen Mirroring.
  3. Select your Apple TV from the list. If you don’t see your Apple TV, make sure that your iOS device is connected to the same Wi-Fi network as your Apple TV.
  4. If an AirPlay passcode appears on your TV screen, enter the passcode on your iOS device.

 

Mirror or extend your Mac display

With Apple TV, you can mirror the entire display of your Mac to your TV or use your TV as a separate display.

  1. On your Mac, click  in the menu bar at the top of your screen. If you don’t see , go to Apple () menu > System Preferences > Displays, then select the “Show mirroring options in the menu bar when available” checkbox.
  2. Choose your Apple TV. If you don’t see your Apple TV, make sure that your Mac is connected to the same Wi-Fi network as your Apple TV.
  3. If an AirPlay passcode appears on your TV screen, enter the passcode on your Mac.