AirPlay is a wireless streaming feature on your iPhone, iPad , iPod, Mac or PC computer with iTunes, allowing you to stream videos, audios, music, and photo and mirror your display from any of these device to Apple TV or to any compatible speakers, including those connected to an AirPort Express router. To put it simpler, if you accidentally come across a hilarious video and want to share them with your families on a higher-resolution Apple TV, what will you do? This is actually when AirPlay can help you. That is, just airplay videos from iPad to Apple TV and enjoy your fabulous visual experience. Now, let’s see how to do it!
User Guide: How to Easily AirPlay iPad to Apple TV
Way 1. Mirror iPad to Apple TV with AirPlay Function
Note: Before starting the mirroring, make sure that Wifi is available and stable. Or else the process will get stuck from time to time, and even fail to work.
Step 1. Make sure your iPad and Apple TV are connected to the same Wifi network. Then turn on your TV and Apple TV unit. After that, turn on the AirPlay feature.
Step 2. Now swipe up from the bottom of your iPad’s screen and then open Control Center.
Step 3. Tap AirPlay Mirroring option in the Control Center tab and then select Apple TV as the device that you want to airplay file from iPad to.
Step 4. Now, if an AirPlay code appears on your TV screen, enter it on your iPad.
Till now, just play the wanted files on your iPad and it will be mirrored on the screen of Apple TV.
Way 2. Mirror iPad to Apple TV with Streaming Players
With a professional streaming player, you can also easily mirror files from iPad to Apple TV. In the mobile market, 5K Player and VLC Media Player are of the most-popular list. Now, just get to know more details about these two streaming players and learn how to use them to mirror iPad to Apple TV or to other devices.
1. VLC Media Player
VLC Media Player is one of the most popular free video players that work perfectly on almost every device. The built-in AirPlay function even allows users to stream videos, audios and other files from iOS device to a bigger screen like an Apple TV. Below are the detailed steps:
Step 1. Make sure your iPad and Apple TV are connected to the same Wifi and make sure to download the latest version of this VLC program on your iPad device. Then open it.
Step 2. Now navigate to the file that you want to airplay from iPad to Apple TV, and hit the Open File option to load it to the main interface of this VLC Media Player.
Step 3. Swipe from the bottom of your iPad and hit the Apple TV shaped icon to set it as the device that you want to airplay file from iPad to.
Step 4. Now, go to the Audio tab and click on Audio Device and then AirPlay option to begin. As the file is player on your iPad, it will be mirrored on your Apple TV.
2. 5K Player
5K Player is another free media streaming player, incorporating Apple’s AirPlay feature. It enables users to stream videos, movies, photos, music from iPad or iPhone to Mac/PC of a bigger screen for a better visual experience. Also, you can airplay files from PC/Mac computer to Apple TV if you want.
How to AirPlay iPad to PC/Mac
- Download the right version of this software on your computer and then go to Control Center on the iPad’s screen and click on the AirPlay feature.
- Now you will see a list of AirPlay receiver options and tap on the name of your computer.
- Then, play your wanted files on your iPad and then the file start to be mirrored on the computer of a bigger screen as needed.
And if you want to airplay files from computer to Apple TV, just follow the similar steps to do it.
Words in the End
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