Why is my Apple TV AirPlay Not Working to iOS 14 , macOS Big Sur? Follow Troubleshooting Guide

Last Updated on Jul 15, 2020

Did you have ever faced the issue with AirPlay on iPhone or iPad? NO? Then you might find our troubleshoot surprising. There are some cases where people make silly mistakes and then complains about AirPlay not working on Apple TV. It also depends on which device do you want to AirPlay on Apple TV.

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However, sometimes the real culprit is iPhone or iPad, they are causing AirPlay issues in Apple TV, and you are blaming the Apple TV. So we have mentioned few tips to fix AirPlay not working on Apple TV, and everything is set and correct in Apple TV then try to fix AirPlay not working in iPhone.

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Solution 1: Make sure your Apple TV and AirPlay device are nearby

AirPlay is like Bluetooth, in order to use AirPlay on your Apple TV, the AirPlay-enabled device should be in range with the Apple TV. Awake the AirPlay device and Apple TV to begin AirPlay. If you are still unable to AirPlay, then move the device closer to the Apple TV.

Solution 2: Check for Updates

In many cases, due to incompatible software version, you may face difficulties while connecting AirPlay device with Apple TV. While using Apple devices smoothly, you will need to keep all the devices up to date.

Learn how to check for update in the iOS device,

Step #1: Navigate to the “Settings” app.

Step #2: Tap “General”.

Step #3: Scroll down to the bottom and tap “Software Update”.

How to check for updates in Apple TV

  1. Step #1: Launch “Settings” on Apple TV.
  2. Step #2: Select the “System”.
  3. Step #3: Go to “Software Updates” and lastly choose “Update Software”.
  4. Step #4: If you find any update then select “Download and Install”.

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Give some time to Apple TV until it finishes the update process.

Note: Don’t disconnect or unplug your Apple TV until the update completes.

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Solution 3: Connect the AirPlay device and Apple TV on the same Wi-Fi network

The primary requirement when you connect the AirPlay device with Apple TV is you must connect both of them on the same Wi-Fi network. Besides, enable the Bluetooth in your iDevice, so it might increase your chances to fix AirPlay not working on Apple TV. If your Apple TV is connected to the internet via Ethernet, then unplug and plug it back or if Apple TV is connected over Wi-Fi then,

Step #1: Open “Settings” on your Apple TV.

Step #2: Select “Network”.

From here you can check if Wi-Fi is working correctly or not.

However, you can contact the manufacturer to know how to connect with Apple TV if you are using a third-party AirPlay device.

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Solution 4: Check AirPlay Settings

If you cannot find the AirPlay device in the Apple TV, then make sure you change the visibility to Everyone, so that the Apple TV can detect the AirPlay device. On Apple TV you can change settings by following below steps,

  • Step #1: Go to “Settings” on Apple TV.
  • Step #2: Choose “AirPlay”.
  • Step #3: Toggle Off/On AirPlay.
  • Step #4: Change the Allow Access to “Everyone”.

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