How to watch FaceTime calls on the big screen with Apple TV

How to watch FaceTime calls on the big screen with Apple TV

Apple TV, when combined with AirTime Mirroring, is great way to take personal FaceTime video calls between family or colleagues and make them group calls that everyone can engage with. Whether you want to get the whole gang together for a big birthday bash, or the entire office for a conference call, FaceTime on the big screen makes it possible.

  1. Make sure both devices are on the same Wi-Fi network
  2. Open FaceTime on your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad. (Or, conversely, wait for someone to call you on FaceTime)
  3. Double click the Home button to bring up the Fast App Switcher.
  4. Swipe from left to right to get to the AirPlay button
  5. Tap AirPlay and select Apple TV as the source.
  6. Toggle Mirroring to On

That's it, your FaceTime call should now be up, and usable, on the big screen!

Remember, you can also mirror apps and games, so when your FaceTime call ends, launch Plants vs. Zombies or OmniGraffle and keep on enjoying the big screen fun.

How to get more help with FaceTime

If you need more help with using FaceTime on your iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, or Mac, check out the articles below, or head on over to the iMore forums.

  • How to make a FaceTime call from your iPad or iPod touch
  • How to turn off video while on a FaceTime call
  • How to make a FaceTime call from your Mac
  • How to watch FaceTime calls on the big screen with Apple TV
  • Have something to say about this story? Share your comments below! Need help with something else? Submit your question!

    Rene Ritchie

    Editor-in-Chief of iMore, co-host of Iterate, Debug, Review, Vector, and MacBreak Weekly podcasts. Cook, grappler, photon wrangler. Follow him on Twitter and Google+.

    More Posts

     

    0
    loading...
    0
    loading...
    0
    loading...
    0
    loading...

    ← Previously

    iPhone Live 161: Scattered across the galaxy

    Next up →

    The truth about jailbreaking and the jailbreak community

    Reader comments

    How to watch FaceTime calls on the big screen with Apple TV

    4 Comments

    Can't do it because the iPad 2's has a dual core chip, which can handle the added strain of mirroring. The iPhone only has a single core.