AirPlay

How to AirPlay audio from your Apple TV to your HomePod or speakers

Apple TV Remote

You can stream the audio from a movie or television show you're watching on your Apple TV to your HomePod or AirPlay 2-compatible speakers for a better home viewing experience. First, you must make sure your devices meet the requirements for using AirPlay, then you must assign your AirPlay 2-compatible speakers to a room using the Home app.

Google Photos adds AirPlay support

Google Photos iOS

The latest version of Google Photos brings Apple fans an incredibly useful new feature. Version 2.14 adds AirPlay compatibility, making it possible to view photos and videos on Apple devices. This update means that Google Photos for iOS now supports the Apple TV in addition to casting directly to Chromecast devices.

How to improve your iPhone's AirPlay performance

How to improve AirPlay quality on your iPhone and Apple TV.

AirPlay is a convenient feature that allows you to stream audio or video to other devices using your Wi-Fi network. You could, for example, play The Expanse on the Amazon Prime Video app on your iPhone and use AirPlay to stream it to your Apple TV. It can be extremely frustrating, however, to start it up only to find pixellated or blurry video, stuttering audio, constant buffering, etc. Luckily there are many steps you can take to improve its performance and ensure you have a smooth AirPlay experience:

How to rename your Apple TV

Apple TV default name in AirPlay

It may come as no surprise, but every Apple TV shows up as "Apple TV" by default once installed on a home network. This means when using AirPlay or Home Sharing, this name appears next to an Apple TV icon. For those with multiple Apple TV units or anyone who would prefer to customize the name of their device, tvOS provides an option to change its network name. Once the custom name has been configured, the new name will appear next to the Apple TV icon when connecting from an iPhone or Mac.

How to use AirPlay with Apple TV

Apple TV

One of the key advantages to Apple TV for iPhone owners is AirPlay. While tvOS continues to offer new features and easy access to content, sometimes sharing content directly from the iPhone to the big screen is best. In fact, since AirPlay is peer-to-peer technology, friends and family interested in showing photos or video from their iPhones don't even have to be connected to the local Wi-Fi network. Once the Apple TV is set up, follow these steps to share from any app on the iPhone using AirPlay:

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