How to use AirPlay to mirror your iPhone or iPad screen to your Apple TV

AirPlay Mirroring lets you wirelessly beam whatever you're viewing on your iPhone or iPad to your Apple TV. Whether you're using a dumb network TV app that doesn't include built-in AirPlay or just want to game on your big screen HDTV, AirPlay Mirroring lets you share almost anything and everything in just a few taps.

How to beam content from your iPhone or iPad to your Apple TV with AirPlay Mirroring

  1. Swipe upwards from the bottom of the screen on your iPhone or iPad in order to launch Control Center.
  2. Tap on AirPlay.
  3. Select the Apple TV you'd like to mirror to by tapping on its name.
  4. Turn the Mirroring option to On.
  5. Continue using your iPhone or iPad as usual while it's shown on the Apple TV. When you're done, just follow these directions again to disable AirPlay Mirroring.

AirPlay Mirroring should work just fine with most newer devices but the minimum requirements are as follows:

  • Apple TV: 2nd or 3rd generation
  • iPhone: iPhone 4s or newer
  • iPad: iPad 2 or newer
  • iPod: iPod touch 5th generation or newer

How to get more help with your Apple TV

If you need any additional help or have specific questions check out our Apple TV Forum!