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Apple TV (2nd and 3rd generation): Understanding AirPlay settings

You can set up AirPlay, change your security settings, turn on Conference Room Display, change the name of your Apple TV, and more.

Set up and adjust your AirPlay settings by going to Settings > AirPlay.

AirPlay Settings

Turn on AirPlay

Go to Settings > AirPlay > On. Use this setting to turn AirPlay on or off from your Apple TV.

Turn on Conference Room Display (Apple TV software version 6.0 and later)

Go to Settings > AirPlay > Conference Room Display > On.

Choose an network and Apple TV

When you turn on Conference Room Display, you can see onscreen instructions for using AirPlay. You can use this display with multiple Wi-Fi networks or Apple TVs, such as in businesses and schools.

Play from iTunes in the Cloud (Apple TV software version 6.0 and later)

Go to Settings > AirPlay > Play from iTunes in the Cloud > Auto. Use this setting to play your purchased content from iTunes in the Cloud rather than directly from a device using iOS 7 or later. This setting is Auto by default.

Change your Apple TV Name (Apple TV software version 6.1 and later)

Go to Settings > AirPlay > Apple TV Name > Custom. Use this setting to change the name of the Apple TV to distinguish it from other Apple TVs on the same network.

Set the security (Apple TV software version 6.1 and later)

Go to Settings > AirPlay > Security.

Use this setting to change the security settings for devices that connect to your Apple TV using AirPlay. You can also set an onscreen code, password, or device verification.

Set an onscreen code

Go to Settings > AirPlay > Security > Onscreen Code > On.

Use this setting to require a specific code to AirPlay to your Apple TV. When Onscreen Code is on and an AirPlay-enabled devices tries to connect to your Apple TV, you must enter the passcode shown on the TV into the device.

Set a password

Go to Settings > AirPlay > Security > Password > [set password]. You can use this setting to require a password for AirPlay-enabled devices to connect using AirPlay on the Apple TV. Use this setting if your device will need permanent access and you only want to enter the password once.

Set device verification (Apple TV software version 6.1 and later)

Go to Settings > AirPlay > Security > Require Device Verification. You can use this setting to require that AirPlay-enabled devices be verified with a one-time onscreen code before you can use AirPlay. You must use one of the following:

Change AirPlay speakers

Go to Settings > AirPlay > [Select the desired AirPlay speaker]. You can use AirPlay to play music or other audio content on the Apple TV through other AirPlay speakers.

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