How to Use AirPlay on iPad to Stream or Mirror Screen to TV

  • You can use AirPlay on an iPad to mirror or stream content to a larger screen, like your TV.
  • You can usually find the AirPlay command in the Share button menu in iPad apps.
  • You can mirror your entire iPad display using the Screen Mirror button in the iPad Control Center.
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With AirPlay, you can easily stream content from your iPad to a nearby TV,


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wireless media player or Mac. The only requirement is that your iPad be connected to the same Wi-Fi network as the compatible device you want to stream to. Depending on your needs, you can cast photos or videos from an app or mirror the full iPad screen.

How to Use AirPlay to Stream from iPad to TV

1. Make sure your iPad is connected to the same Wi-Fi network as the AirPlay-enabled device you want to stream to.

2. Start the app with the content you want to stream, like the Photos app or YouTube.

3. Press the Airplay button. Usually you will find it by pressing the To share icon first, but you may need to explore a bit – there is no single standard place where all developers place the AirPlay button.

The Share menu in the iOS Photos app

Tap the Share or AirPlay button when you’re in the app you want to stream.

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4. From the drop-down menu, choose the AirPlay-enabled device you want to stream to.

The Share menu in the iOS Photos app

Choose the AirPlay-enabled device you want to stream to.

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5. If asked, enter the code that appears on the TV or other device on your iPad.

6. The video should appear on the screen you’re streaming to.

seven. To end your AirPlay session, press the Airplay Where To share button and choose Disable AirPlay.

How to Use AirPlay to Mirror iPad to TV

1. Make sure your iPad is connected to the same Wi-Fi network as the AirPlay-enabled device you want to stream to.

2. Open Control Center on your iPad by pulling it down from the top right corner of the screen. (On iOS 11 or earlier: Swipe up from the bottom edge of the screen.)

3. Press the screen mirror button.

The iOS Control Center on the iPad

You can mirror iPad to AirPlay display using Control Center.

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4. From the drop-down menu, choose the AirPlay-enabled device you want to stream to.

5. If asked, enter the code that appears on the TV or other device on your iPad.

6. The video should appear on the screen you’re streaming to.

To end your AirPlay session, press the screen mirror button and press Stop mirroring.