Wirelessly stream videos and photos to Apple TV or a smart TV from iPhone

Wirelessly stream videos and photos to Apple TV or a smart TV from iPhone

You can wirelessly stream video or photos to Apple TV or an AirPlay 2-enabled smart TV.

Play video on Apple TV or an AirPlay 2-enabled smart TV

While playing video in the Apple TV app or another supported video app, tap the screen to show the controls, tap the Screen Mirroring button, then choose your Apple TV or AirPlay 2-enabled smart TV as the playback destination.

A movie playing on the iPhone screen. At the bottom of the screen are the playback controls, including the Screen Mirroring button near the bottom right.

If an AirPlay passcode appears on the TV screen, enter the passcode on your iPhone.

Show photos on Apple TV or an AirPlay 2-enabled smart TV

In Photos , tap a photo, tap the Share button, swipe up, tap AirPlay, then choose your Apple TV or an AirPlay 2-enabled smart TV as the playback destination.

If an AirPlay passcode appears on the TV screen, enter the passcode on your iPhone.

Mirror your iPhone on Apple TV or a smart TV

On Apple TV or a smart TV, you can show whatever appears on your iPhone.

  1. Open Control Center.

  2. Tap Screen Mirroring, then choose your Apple TV or an AirPlay 2-enabled smart TV as the playback destination.

    If an AirPlay passcode appears on the TV screen, enter the passcode on your iPhone.

To switch back to iPhone, tap Stop Mirroring or the Screen Mirroring button, then choose your iPhone.

You can also stream audio, such as music or a podcast, from iPhone to your Apple TV or smart TV speakers. See Play audio from iPhone on HomePod and other wireless speakers.

Note: For a list of AirPlay 2-enabled smart TVs, see the Home accessories website.

To learn more about using Apple TV, see the Apple TV User Guide.

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