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How to AirPlay to Apple TV on iPhone, iPad, and Mac
The device name takes the place of "Screen Mirroring" in Control Center. This guide will answer all of your questions about AirPlay and get you started with wireless streaming. Thanks for letting us know. Click on Apple TV from the dropdown. If you're not on the same Wi-Fi network as the Apple TV you're targeting — for example, if you're at a meeting — the Apple TV will display a code and require you to enter it on your iPhone or iPad before streaming over point-to-point Wi-Fi. Learn how to check for updates on:

How to Mirror Your iPhone or iPad Screen on an Apple TV

How to AirPlay video and mirror your device's screen to Apple TV

You can't get it in system preferences. Instead, if you hover over the top of your screen, a bar will pop up. Not Helpful 2 Helpful 0.

Answer this question Flag as Why does my Macbook Pro not show Airplay under the display? Include your email address to get a message when this question is answered. Already answered Not a question Bad question Other. Tips AirPlay works on Macs built in or later. If the playback performance is poor, try to connect Apple TV to your router with a wired Ethernet connection. Warnings AirPlay mirroring will not work on the first-generation Apple TV, nor will it work on a Mac built before It also requires a minimum of Mac OS X Mirroring can lag if you have lots of videos playing.

Try closing some windows to reduce the load on your Apple TV. Apple TV In other languages: Thanks to all authors for creating a page that has been read , times. Did this article help you? Cookies make wikiHow better. Some video players, like YouTube, will even let you AirPlay right from the video pane there'll be an AirPlay button on the bottom right of the video window when you tap it. If you're not on the same Wi-Fi network as the Apple TV you're targeting — for example, if you're at a meeting — the Apple TV will display a code and require you to enter it on your iPhone or iPad before streaming over point-to-point Wi-Fi.

Just like with video, some audio apps will build in their own AirPlay button. If you're done with your audio on AirPlay, you can quickly bring it right back to your iPhone or iPad.

Before you can mirror your Mac using AirPlay, you need to make sure all your devices are compatible. Click on Apple TV from the dropdown. If you have multiple Apple TV's in the vicinity, choose the one you want to use right now.

If you want to change that, it's easy to do. Or simply click on the Menu button on you Apple TV remote. Rene Ritchie has been covering the personal technology industry for a decade. An outspoken analyst and critic, he writes at iMore. Scroll to the bottom and choose your device from the iOS Remotes list. Enter the code listed on the device and choose Done. The iOS device is now paired.

Anytime the Apple TV needs any input, the keyboard in the Remote App will come up and allow you to input as needed. To navigate to any menu on the Apple TV, use the arrow keys to highlight the menu you wish to select and press the middle button, which is the empty silver circle in the center of all the other black buttons.

If you are using a bluetooth keyboard, use the ESC key instead of Menu to go back a screen. If you do not connect an ethernet cable, Apple TV's setup will automatically prompt you to connect to a wireless network after you set the default language. Use the Apple TV remote to select the wireless network.

Navigate the on-screen keyboard, enter in the router's password. Capital letters and special characters can be found by moving the cursor to the very top menus. Apple TV comes with a number of streaming channels, but Netflix is without a doubt the most popular.

Enter your Netflix username and password. You may now begin enjoying the full catalog of Netflix streamable content. To rent or buy a movie or television show press the Menu button until you are back at the main menu, pictured above. Arrow up to either Movies or TV Shows and choose whichever you prefer.

Surf through the iTunes Store library until you find a show you would like to watch. Highlight your choice and select it. Choose the option that best suits you and enjoy.

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How to Set Up AirPlay Mirroring on your Apple TV. To watch video content on your Apple TV that is only accessible with BufferedVPN, you can use the AirPlay Mirroring feature of your Apple TV. This lets you take what’s on your Mac or iOS screen and send it wirelessly to the HDTV attached to your Apple TV. Mirror your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. Use Screen Mirroring to see the entire screen of your iOS device on your Apple TV. Then select Mirror Built-in Display to match the size of your desktop or Mirror Apple TV to match the size of your TV. AirPlay also lets you use your TV as a separate display for your Mac. How to Mirror Your Mac’s Screen on an Apple TV. Just like mirroring your iPhone’s screen to your Apple TV, make sure that both devices are on the same Wi-Fi network before you begin.