Apple TV (2nd and 3rd generation): Understanding AirPlay settings
Learn about AirPlay settings on Apple TV (2nd and 3rd generation).
You can configure and adjust AirPlay settings by going to Settings > AirPlay:
Turn on AirPlay
Use this setting to enable or disable AirPlay on the Apple TV:
- Settings > AirPlay > On
Turn on Conference Room Display (Apple TV software 6.0 and later)
Conference Room Display provides onscreen instructions for using AirPlay. Use this setting to display the message below. This is useful in environments with multiple Wi-Fi networks or Apple TVs, including businesses and schools.
- Settings > AirPlay > Conference Room Display > On
Play from iTunes in the Cloud (Apple TV software 6.0 and later)
Use this setting so the Apple TV will play purchased content from iTunes in the Cloud rather than directly from a device using iOS 7 or later. This setting is set to Auto by default.
- Settings > AirPlay > Play from iTunes in the Cloud > Auto
Set an onscreen code
Use this setting to require a specific code to AirPlay to the Apple TV. When an AirPlay-enabled device attempts to connect to an Apple TV with Onscreen Code enabled, enter the passcode shown on the TV into the device that’s attempting to connect to the Apple TV.
- Settings > AirPlay > Onscreen Code > On
Set a password
Use this setting to require a password for AirPlay-enabled devices to connect using AirPlay on the Apple TV. Use this setting for devices that will need permanent access and you only want to enter the password once.
- Settings > AirPlay > Password > [set password]
Change AirPlay speakers
You can use AirPlay to play music or other audio content on the Apple TV on other AirPlay speakers.
- Settings > AirPlay > [Select the desired AirPlay speaker]