Set up AirPlay on your Apple TV

Set up AirPlay, change your security settings, and play iTunes purchases, such as music or movies, and more.

Turn on AirPlay

On your Apple TV, go to Settings > AirPlay. Then turn AirPlay on or off.

Play iTunes purchases

  1. Make sure that you have Apple TV software version 6.0 or later.
  2. Go to Settings > AirPlay.
  3. On Apple TV (4th generation), highlight Play Purchases from iCloud. On Apple TV (2nd or 3rd generation), highlight Play from iTunes in the Cloud.
  4. Select Auto. Now you can play your purchased content from iCloud instead of directly from an iOS device with iOS 7 or later.

Change your Apple TV Name

  1. Make sure that you have Apple TV software version 6.0 or later.
  2. Go to Settings > AirPlay > Apple TV Name.
  3. Select Custom or Custom Name. 
  4. Name your Apple TV, so you can recognize it even when other Apple TVs are on the same network.

Set the security

You can use these security settings: 

  • Passcode or onscreen code: Use this setting to require a code to AirPlay to your Apple TV. Just go to Settings > AirPlay > Security and select Passcode or Onscreen Code. Each time an AirPlay-enabled device tries to connect to your Apple TV, you must enter the passcode shown on your TV in to the device.
  • Password: Use this setting if your device needs permanent access, and you only want to enter the password once. Just go to Settings > AirPlay > Security, select Password, then create a password. This setting requires a password for AirPlay-enabled devices to connect using AirPlay on your Apple TV.
  • Require Device Verification: Use this setting to require that AirPlay-enabled devices be verified with a one-time onscreen code before you can use AirPlay. On Apple TV (4th generation) go to Settings > AirPlay, the select Require Device Verification. On Apple TV (2nd or 3rd generation), go to Settings > AirPlay > Security, then select Require Device Verification.

Change AirPlay speakers

You can play music or other audio on your Apple TV through AirPlay speakers. On Apple TV (4th generation), go to Settings > Audio and Video > Audio Output. On Apple TV (2nd or 3rd generation), go to Settings > AirPlay, then select an AirPlay speaker. 

Turn on Conference Room Display (Apple TV 2nd or 3rd generation)

  1. Make sure that you have Apple TV software version 6.0 or later.
  2. On your Apple TV, go to Settings > AirPlay > Conference Room Display.
  3. Select On. 
  4. Follow the onscreen steps to use AirPlay. You can use this display with multiple Wi-Fi networks or Apple TVs.
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