An Android TV or smart TV with a big screen is like the go-to place for immersive viewing or media streaming. There is no substitute for a current TV with a big screen if you want to increase your binge-watching or improve your family photo viewing experience. Although AirPlay has always provided a fairly simple method of mirroring an iPhone to a TV, the wireless streaming protocol now functions more effectively than before. Let me demonstrate how to utilise AirPlay to broadcast video or mirror the screen of your iPhone or iPad to a suitable TV if that is what you have your sights set on.
Mirror Your iPhone and iPad to TV (2022)
Things to Check Before Mirroring iPhone to TV
Make Sure Your TV is AirPlay 2 Compatible
Users could first broadcast audio, images, and movies using an Apple TV device thanks to AirPlay, which was first introduced in 2010 as part of iOS 4. With the introduction of AirPlay 2, Apple did permit manufacturers of TVs and speakers to use the technology in 2018.
Today, the majority of cutting-edge TVs from top manufacturers like Samsung, LG, and VIZIO (2018 or later) include AirPlay 2 functionality, enabling users to mirror their iPhone or iPad display to a smart TV without the need for any additional hardware.
Examine the AirPlay icon on your TV to determine whether it is compatible. Additionally, you can visit Apple’s Home accessories website to find out if your TV is compatible with Apple’s wireless streaming protocol.
Ensure That Your iPhone Supports AirPlay 2
Several older iPhone and iPad devices are compatible with AirPlay 2. To make sure your device is accepted, look over the list below.
supported iPhone models for AirPlay 2:
- iPhone 13, 13 mini, 13 Pro, and 13 Pro Max
- iPhone 12, 12 mini, 12 Pro, and 12 Pro Max
- iPhone SE 2
- iPhone 11, 11 Pro, and 11 Pro Max
- iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR
- iPhone 8, 8 Plus, and iPhone X
- iPhone 7 and 7 Plus
- iPhone 6s and 6s Plus
- iPhone SE 1
- iPhone 6 and 6 Plus
- iPhone 5S
iPads with AirPlay 2 compatibility
- iPad 5 and later
- iPad mini and later
- iPad Air 1 and later
- All iPad Pro models
Note:AirPlay 2 is also supported by the iPod Touch 6 and 7.
Mirror Your iPhone and iPad to a TV
1. First, make sure your Apple TV or AirPlay 2-compatible smart TV is connected to the same Wi-Fi network as your iPhone or iPad.
2. Open your iPhone’s control centre now.
- On iPhone/iPad without home button: Swipe down from the top-right corner of the screen to bring up the control center.
- On iPhone/iPad with home button: Swipe up from the bottom edge of the screen to access the control center.
3. Tap the Screen Mirroring icon next.
4. Choose your Apple TV or a smart TV that supports AirPlay-2 next.
5. If the AirPlay passcode appears on your TV screen, enter it on your iPhone or iPad and click OK in the popup.
Voila! Your iPhone or iPad will immediately start to appear on your smart TV as screen mirroring starts. Everything you do right now on your iOS smartphone will be reflected on the TV. Notably, you can also replicate that quick movement on your TV by turning your iOS device from landscape to portrait.
Stop Mirroring Your iPhone or iPad to Your Smart TV
1. Swiping down from the top right corner or up from the bottom of the screen will bring up the control centre on your device.
2. Select the Stop Mirroring option after tapping the Screen Mirroring icon.
Stream Video from iPhone and iPad to a TV
It is as straightforward to stream video from an iPhone or iPad to a TV. However, an Apple TV is required if you want to stream video using SharePlay.
Note that some video apps might not work with AirPlay. Check the Apple TV App Store to see if the video app is accessible if you are unable to use AirPlay with it.
1. Connect your iOS/iPadOS device to the same Wi-Fi network as your Apple TV or the smart TV that supports AirPlay 2 to get started.
2. After finding the video you want to stream to Apple TV in your app or website, tap the AirPlay icon. Keep in mind that sometimes you have to hit another button before the AirPlay icon appears. For instance, you must first press the Sharing icon in the Stock Photos app before selecting AirPlay from the share sheet.
3. You can now choose your Apple TV or an AirPlay 2-compatible smart TV from the menu. Enjoy the streaming video on your big screen right away.
Later, go inside the app and tap the AirPlay symbol to cease streaming your video to your TV.
Stop Your iPhone/iPad from Automatically Streaming to AirPlay Device
You can choose to utilise AirPlay with a different device or stop your iOS device from automatically streaming content to the Apple TV or a smart TV that supports AirPlay.
- Navigate to the video app and tap the AirPlay icon in the upper-left corner and choose another device or hit the icon again to stop streaming.
Mirror Your iPhone to TV Without AirPlay
What happens if your TV isn’t AirPlay-2 ready? Don’t panic, a streaming device like Chromecast or Roku will still allow you to mirror your iOS device to an unsupported TV. Setting up your mobile device to mirror to a TV is rather simple with the help of the streaming device software.
Stream Video or Mirror the Screen of Your iPhone or iPad to a TV With Ease
So that’s how you can use your iPhone or iPad to mirror the screen to a TV and stream your favourite videos. With the release of AirPlay 2, sending entertainment from your iOS smartphone to a TV that supports it has never been easier. Streaming devices like Chromecast can bridge the gap if your TV does not support AirPlay at a low additional cost. Having said that, let us know what you think of this guide and what features of AirPlay 2 you particularly like.