About AirPlay restrictions and Conference Room mode on your Apple TV

For education or business settings, you can restrict access to your Apple TV over AirPlay or use Conference Room Display to help everyone connect. 

On your Apple TV, go to Settings > AirPlay. Then turn AirPlay on. Now you can use AirPlay to stream content to your Apple TV from iTunes, your iOS device, or your Mac.

Turn on AirPlay on Apple TV

Restrict access to your Apple TV through AirPlay

To restrict access to your Apple TV when it's in AirPlay mode, you can choose from two security settings. Go to Settings > AirPlay > Security and choose the setting that's right for you:

  • To give access only to users in the same room as your Apple TV, choose Passcode or Onscreen Code. Each time someone with an AirPlay-enabled device tries to connect to your Apple TV, their device asks for the passcode shown on your TV.
  • To give access only to users who have your password, choose Password. Then any user who wants to use AirPlay on your Apple TV needs to ask you for your password. You might want to change your password periodically, because after someone enters your password on their device, that device remembers the password forever.

Set up Device Verification

To set up a requirement for a one-time onscreen passcode for all AirPlay-enabled devices, use Device Verification.

On Apple TV (4th generation), go to Settings > AirPlay and select Require Device Verification. On Apple TV (2nd or 3rd generation), go to Settings > AirPlay > Security and select Require Device Verification.

Use Conference Room Display

Conference Room Display shows instructions for how to connect to Apple TV through AirPlay. Then everyone in the room can learn how to project the screen of their AirPlay enabled device to the display that's connected to the Apple TV.

Turn on Conference Room Display:

  1. Make sure that your Apple TV has the latest software.
  2. Go to Settings > AirPlay > Conference Room Display.
  3. Select On. 
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