What We Know
- Turn On Airplay on Roku TV: Press the Home button > Settings > Apple AirPlay and Homekit > Enable AirPlay.
- AirPlay from iPhone/iPad: Connect iOS & TV to same WIFI > Control Center > Screen Mirroring > Choose the Roku TV > Start watching.
- AirPlay from Mac: Connect Mac & TV to same WIFI > Control Center icon > Screen Mirroring > Select the Roku TV > Enter the passcode > Watch on Roku TV.
Want to watch video content from an Apple device to your Roku TV? You can use the AirPlay feature to mirror your iPhone, iPad, or Mac to TV. You can AirPlay to AirPlay 2-compatible TV by connecting your Apple device and Roku TV to the same WiFi network. In case your Roku TV is incompatible with AirPlay, you can still mirror the content using third-party applications.
How to Enable Apple AirPlay on Roku TV
#1. Tap the Home button on your Roku remote.
#2. Navigate to the Settings option, and select Apple AirPlay and Homekit.
#3. Make sure that AirPlay is turned on and both devices are connected to the same Wi-Fi.
By doing so, your device will appear in the list of devices while scanning for AirPlay. If you have the TCL Roku TV, you can use the above steps to turn on AirPlay on TCL Roku TV.
How to AirPlay from iPhone/ iPad to Roku TV
#1. Connect the iOS device and Roku TV to the same WIFI network.
#2. On your iOS device, open the Control Center and click on the Screen Mirroring option.
# 3. From the list of devices, locate the name of the Roku device you wish to pair.
# 4. If prompted, then type the AirPlay passcode shown on your tv screen.
Now your iPhone’s screen will cast on your Roku TV. So, you can now stream videos, music, and pictures on a bigger screen. If the device is not in use, you can turn off AirPlay on your iPhone.
How to AirPlay from Mac to Roku TV
Before getting into the steps, you need to check whether you have turned on Airplay on your Mac.
#1. Ensure that the TV and Mac are connected to the same WiFi network.
#2. On your Mac, click the Control Center icon on the Menu bar and tap the Screen Mirroring icon.
# 3: Select the Roku TV to which you want to mirror the screen from the list.
#4: If prompted type the AirPlay passcode shown on your tv screen.
Once your TV is mirrored with your Mac, the Airplay status icon turns blue. Once completed, it is recommended to turn off AirPlay on your Mac.
How to AirPlay Third-Party Apps to Roku
AirPlay is also available as a built-in feature on streaming services, music apps, and more.
How to AirPlay Spotify to Roku
If you want to listen to songs, you can AirPlay the Spotify app on your Roku TV with simple steps.
#1. Install the Spotify app and launch it on your iOS device.
#2. Tap the Spotify Connect icon in the music player, which looks like a Speaker symbol.
#3. Select AirPlay or Bluetooth option from the settings menu.
#4. Select the name of your Roku TV, and you will be able to stream the audio on Roku TV.
How to AirPlay Apple Music to Roku
#1. Open the Apple Music app on your iPhone and select the song you want to play on Roku TV.
#2. Then select the AirPlay or Bluetooth icon at the bottom of the screen.
#3. Select the name of your Roku TV from the list of devices and listen to music on your TV.
How to AirPlay Streaming Applications to Roku
There are several third-party applications that we regularly use that have native AirPlay support, like Amazon Prime Video, Hulu, HBO Max, and more.
#1. Open any of the apps and select the video you want to play on Roku TV.
#2. Now, select the AirPlay icon on top of your video screen.
#3. Select the name of your Roku TV and enjoy streaming on Roku TV.
How to AirPlay Photos App to Roku
#1. Select the photo that you want to view on Roku TV.
#2. Click on the Share icon that is on the bottom of the screen.
#3. Scroll down and select the AirPlay option.
#4. Select the name of your Roku TV, and you can preview the photos on Roku TV.
Why is AirPlay Not Working on Roku
If the AirPlay feature is not working on Roku TV, it may lead to buffering, freezing, or black screen issues. In that case, you can try some troubleshooting ideas to resolve the issue.
- Check the compatibility of your TV and ensure it supports AirPlay.
- Make sure to connect the TV and Apple device to the identical WiFi network.
- Update the Roku TV to the latest firmware or enable automatic updates.
- Clear the cache or data on the Roku TV to remove the temporary files or data.
- Restart your Roku TV and also the Apple device that clears the temporary bugs.
- Turn off the Firewall on the Mac device that interrupts the AirPlay feature.
- Factory reset your Roku TV to set back the initial settings.
AirPlay requires a stable WiFi connection. However, we can still mirror an Apple device to Roku TV with the help of the Lightning to Digital AV adapter and HDMI cable.
If you have an older version of Roku Smart TV, you can’t use the AirPlay feature. You must need a Roku TV running on Roku OS 9.4 or higher versions.
If the AirPlay code not showing on your TV, make sure that the AirPlay option in the Roku TV is enabled. Also, check if both devices are updated to the latest version.