What We Know
- AirPlay PowerPoint from iPhone: Connect iOS & TV to same WIFI → Launch PowerPoint → Sign in → Hit AirPlay icon → Select TV → View the PowerPoint Slide Show.
- AirPlay PowerPoint from Mac: Connect Mac & TV to same WIFI → Open PowerPoint → Sign In → Click AirPlay icon → Choose TV name → View PPT Slides on a big screen.
My friend is a teacher who used to take tuition after school. One evening, my friend’s students came to his house to revise the subjects for the upcoming exams. He had prepared a PowerPoint presentation for them. Unfortunately, he had lost the USB drive in which he had stored all the files. Since he had a hard copy on his iPhone, I told him to play PowerPoint on the AirPlay 2-enabled TV using AirPlay. This technique helped him teach the presentations conveniently.
The PowerPoint app comes with built-in AirPlay support. So, it is possible to AirPlay presentations to an Apple TV or Smart TV using an iPhone, iPad, or Mac. In this article, I have explained all the procedures to help you learn the process.
How to AirPlay PowerPoint to TV from iPhone/iPad
You must tweak some settings to AirPlay to Apple TV or Smart TV.
#1. Connect your iPhone/iPad and TV under the same WiFi.
#2. Get the PowerPoint App from the App Store and load the presentation you need to view on the TV.
#3. Hit the AirPlay icon on the Powerpoint home screen.
#4. Now you can find the list of Wireless Networks available; select Apple TV or Smart TV.
That’s it. Now, the presentation will appear on your TV screen.
How to AirPlay PowerPoint to TV from Mac
#1. Ensure you have connected your Mac and TV to the same WiFi.
#2. Open the Microsoft PowerPoint software on your Mac and load the presentation you want to mirror on the TV.
Note: If you have installed Microsoft PowerPoint, get it by visiting the App Store.
#3. When the presentation starts, hit the AirPlay icon. If you can’t see the AirPlay icon, go to your Mac’s Control Center and tap Screen Mirroring.
#4. Select the Apple TV or Smart TV name from the list of wireless devices.
#5. Once the Mac screen is mirrored, view the PowerPoint slideshow on your TV.
How to Screen Mirror PowerPoint to Smart TV Without WiFi
During an unstable internet connection, you can try AirPlay without the WiFi method. This is possible with the help of the Lightning to Digital AV adapter and HDMI cable. Follow these steps to mirror PowerPoint to Smart TV without the internet.
#1. Grab the Lightning to Digital AV adapter and connect it to an iPhone.
#2. Plug the HDMI cable’s one end to the adapter and the other to the TV.
#3. Ensure you change the input on the Smart TV to which you plugged the HDMI.
#4. Run the Microsoft PowerPoint app on your iPhone and play any presentation.
That’s it. Using HDMI mirroring, it will project the document to the TV.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes. You can use AirPlay on Android TV to watch presentations on the TV screen.
If the AirPlay keeps disconnecting, it is because the devices are far away. You can place your TV and iPhone or iPad as close as possible to fix the issue.
Yes. You can AirPlay to Samsung TV and preview PowerPoint files wirelessly.