How do I AirPlay from my iphone to my TV?

Answered by Tom Adger

To AirPlay from your iPhone to your TV, simply follow these steps:

1. Ensure that your iPhone and Apple TV or AirPlay 2-enabled smart TV are connected to the same Wi-Fi network.

2. On your iPhone, open the app or content that you want to AirPlay. This could be a video, photo, presentation, or even a game.

3. Look for the AirPlay icon, which resembles a rectangle with an upward-pointing triangle at the bottom. This icon is usually found in the control center, which can be accessed by swiping down from the top right corner of the screen on newer iPhone models or by swiping up from the bottom of the screen on older models.

4. Tap the AirPlay icon to bring up a list of available AirPlay devices. Your Apple TV or AirPlay 2-enabled smart TV should be listed here. Tap on it to select it as the destination for AirPlay.

5. Once you’ve selected the destination, your iPhone’s screen should mirror on your TV. This means that whatever you see on your iPhone will also be displayed on the TV. If you want to play a video or slideshow, it will start automatically on the TV.

6. To control the playback or presentation, use your iPhone as usual. You can pause, play, rewind, or fast forward by using the controls on your iPhone’s screen.

7. If you want to stop AirPlay, simply tap the AirPlay icon again and select “iPhone” as the destination. This will return the display to your iPhone’s screen.

It’s worth noting that AirPlay is not limited to just mirroring your iPhone’s screen. It also allows you to stream audio to compatible devices. For example, if you’re listening to music on your iPhone, you can use AirPlay to play it through your TV or other AirPlay-enabled speakers.

In addition to the AirPlay icon in the control center, some apps may have their own AirPlay buttons within their interfaces. This makes it even easier to AirPlay specific content without having to go through the control center.

AirPlay is a versatile and convenient way to share content from your iPhone to your TV or other compatible devices. Whether you’re enjoying a movie night, sharing photos with family and friends, or giving a presentation, AirPlay makes it simple and seamless.