Use AirPlay or Screen Mirroring on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch

Stream content to your Apple TV or other AirPlay enabled device or mirror your iOS device's entire screen.

What you can AirPlay

  • You can AirPlay photos and videos from an iOS device to an Apple TV.
  • You can AirPlay music from an iOS device to an Apple TV, AirPort Express, or AirPlay enabled speakers.
  • You can share your screen from an iOS device to an Apple TV.

     

AirPlay content from your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch

  1. Make sure that you're close to your Apple TV.
  2. Open the app that you want to AirPlay from.
  3. Tap AirPlay icon or . In some apps, like Photos, tap , then tap AirPlay. You can also use Control Center to AirPlay music just by switching the audio output.
  4. Select your AirPlay device. Don’t see your Apple TV or AirPlay-enabled device? Try connecting your iOS device to the same Wi-Fi network as the device you want to AirPlay to. Need help?

Want to AirPlay content from iTunes on your Mac or PC?

     

Mirror your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch

Here's how to mirror your entire iOS screen on your Apple TV:

  1. Make sure that you're close to your Apple TV.
  2. On your iOS device, swipe up from the bottom of your screen to open Control Center.
  3. In Control Center, tap  Screen Mirroring, then select your Apple TV from the list. Don’t see your Apple TV or AirPlay-enabled device? Try connecting your iOS device to the same Wi-Fi network as the device you want to AirPlay to.
  4. If an AirPlay passcode appears on your TV screen, enter the passcode on your iOS device.

Your TV uses your iOS device's screen orientation and aspect ratio. To fill your TV screen with the mirrored iOS device screen, change your TV's aspect ratio or zoom settings.

Turn off AirPlay or Screen Mirroring

  1. Open the app that's using AirPlay.
  2. Tap AirPlay icon or . To stop mirroring your iOS device, open Control Center and tap Screen Mirroring.
  3. Tap your iOS device from the list.

Get help

If you need help with one of the following issues, learn what to do:

  • In Control Center, you don't see your AirPlay device or you don't see AirPlay options at all.
  • You see a "Looking for Apple TV" message.
  • You see video but don't hear audio.
  • You notice network lag or content interruptions.
     
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