Stream content using AirPlay with Apple TV
You can use AirPlay to:
Play videos or audio from your iOS device on Apple TV
Play music, podcasts, and radio stations on multiple AirPlay 2–enabled devices (such as HomePod or other speakers) in rooms throughout your house
View the screen of your Mac or iOS device on Apple TV
To stream content from a Mac or iOS device to Apple TV, both Apple TV and the shared device may need to be connected to the same Wi-Fi network. For more information, see the Apple Support article How to AirPlay content from your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.
Set up Apple TV to stream audio to AirPlay 2–enabled devices
To stream audio from Apple TV to other audio devices such as HomePod or other network-connected speakers, add your Apple TV to a room in the Home app on your iOS device.
Make sure you’re signed in to iCloud using the same Apple ID on the Apple TV and the iOS device.
Open Settings on Apple TV.
Go to AirPlay > Room and follow the onscreen instructions to select the room where the Apple TV is located.
Select other rooms where you want audio to play
While you’re playing a song, podcast, or radio station, press and hold the Play/Pause button on the Siri Remote, then select the room or rooms that correspond to your AirPlay 2–enabled devices.
Ask Siri. Say something like:
“Play Troye Sivan in the kitchen and on the living room TV”
Stream from an iOS device to Apple TV
Do any of the following:
Mirror the screen of an iOS device on Apple TV: On the iOS device, swipe to open Control Center, tap , then select Apple TV in the list of AirPlay devices.
To end mirroring, make sure Control Center is open on your device, tap , then tap Stop Mirroring.
Watch video from an iOS device on Apple TV: Start playing video on the iOS device, tap in the video window, then select Apple TV in the list of AirPlay devices.
Stream audio from an iOS device to Apple TV
From iOS Control Center: Touch and hold the area above the Music playback controls, tap , select Apple TV in the list of devices, then tap Play/Pause (if the audio isn’t already playing).
From the iOS Music app: In Now Playing, tap , select Apple TV in the list of devices, tap outside of the list, then tap Play/Pause (if the audio isn’t already playing).
Stream from a Mac to Apple TV
Mirror a Mac screen on Apple TV: On the Mac, click in the Mac menu bar, then choose the name of the Apple TV you want to use.
To end screen mirroring, click in the menu bar, then choose Turn Airplay Off.
Stream audio from a Mac to Apple TV: Option-click the Sound icon in the Mac menu bar, then select Apple TV in the Output Device list.
Adjust AirPlay settings
Open Settings on Apple TV.
Select AirPlay, then do any of the following:
Turn AirPlay on or off: Select AirPlay, then choose On or Off.
Allow access to Apple TV: Select AirPlay, then choose Everyone or Anyone on the Same Network to determine who gets access to your Apple TV. Turn on Require Password to require users to enter a passcode or password when they try to connect when you use Apple TV as an AirPlay device. Choose Also Allow Nearby to AirPlay if you want to allow anyone nearby to see and AirPlay to your Apple TV.
Turn Conference Room Display on or off: See Stream to a conference room display.
Use iTunes in the Cloud: Turn on Play Purchases from iCloud to tell Apple TV to stream the content from iTunes servers rather than over the local network from the AirPlay-connected device.
Fix a cropped AirPlay display: If your AirPlay display appears cropped on Apple TV, turn on AirPlay Display Underscan to show the entire image. If you see black bars around the image, turn this setting off.
Select a Room: Select Room, then choose the room where you keep your Apple TV For more information, see Set up Apple TV to stream audio to AirPlay 2–enabled devices.
To display instructions on your Apple TV for connecting to AirPlay, see Stream to a conference room display.