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Streaming media files from iPhone®, iPad® or iPod touch® using AirPlay®

AirPlay® is an iOS feature that allows you to open photos and play videos and music wirelessly from your iPhone®, iPad® or iPod touch® on your Apple TV® or other AirPlay-enabled device.  Aside from this feature, you can also mirror your iOS device’s entire screen on your AirPlay-enabled device.
 
The following content can be played or opened on an AirPlay-enabled device:

  • videos and images from an iOS device to a 2nd generation or later Apple TV
  • music from an iOS device to an Apple TV, AirPlay-enabled speakers, or AirPort Express®
NOTE:  To fully avail of this, you have to ensure that the AirPlay-enabled devices are running the latest software updates.

Playing content from your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch

 
Step 1:
Connect the iOS device and the device that you want to play content using AirPlay to the same Wi-Fi® network.
 
Step 2:
On the iOS device, open the Control Center by swiping from the bottom to the top portion of the screen.
 
Step 3:
In the Control Center, swipe horizontally in order to find the Now Playing screen.

Step 4:
Select your AirPlay device by performing the following:
  • iPad – select the preferred device from the list of AirPlay devices displayed
  • iPhone or iPod touch -  tap User-added image to search for available AirPlay devices, then select the device that you want to play content using AirPlay       

Mirroring your iOS screen on your Apple TV
 
Step 1:
Connect the iOS device and the device that you want to play content using AirPlay to the same Wi-Fi network. 
 
Step 2:
On the iOS device, open the Control Center by swiping from the bottom to the top portion of the screen.
 
Step 3:
In the Control Center, tap AirPlay Mirroring, then from the list of devices, select your Apple TV.  If it asks for an AirPlay passcode, type the passcode on your iOS device.
 
NOTE:  The Apple TV will initially use your iOS device's aspect ratio and screen orientation.  You may adjust it to fill the entire TV screen with the mirrored iOS device screen by configuring your Apple TV's zoom settings or aspect ratio.

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