Airplay not working on Mac


Apple AirPlay was developed to transmit audio, video, documents, photos and other files quickly and easily between Apple devices. When you enable AirPlay mirroring on your device, you can stream your iPhone, iPad, or Mac screen directly to Apple TV in real time. Although AirPlay has great potential, it is not yet so popular. Part of the reason is that few users know his work. In this article, we’ll tell you more about this unique technology and the use of AirPlay.

How to AirPlay from Mac

Once the Mac has determined Apple TV, a special icon appears in the menu bar. If AirPlay does not appear, make it visible in the settings.

  • Access System Preferences → Displays → check the option “Show Mirroring Options in the Menu Bar, Where Applicable”. Airplay mac
  • Click on the AirPlay icon and select the desired Apple TV set-top box.

If AirPlay is not working

It may not work or AirPlay may not work properly. Here are some reasons for this:

  1. The devices are connected to different Internet networks.
  2. The firmware of the device is obsolete. In fact, AirPlay has started working properly with iOS version 7. Update your system version with the latest iPad or iPhone AirPlay.
  3. The failover software has a hiccup. Restart the device and all wireless data functionality will be fully restored.

How to switch AirPlay Mirroring modes on your Mac

AirPlay Mirroring will by default mirror the native resolution of your HDTV on your Mac. If you want to change that, it’s easy to do.

  1. Click the AirPlay icon on the right side of your Mac’s menu bar.
  2. Choose your favorite option:
  3. Click on the built-in mirror screen to reflect the native resolution of your Mac on your TV.
  4. Click on Apple TV Mirror to resize your Mac’s resolution to match the resolution of your TV.
  5. Click Use as separate view to have your Mac extend your desktop and treat your TV as an additional display.