Connect with us

How To

How to Enable and Use Kodi Airplay [Easy Guide]



Airplay is a feature specially designed for Apple devices to mirror media files from an Apple device to AirPlay-supported devices. The latest version of the Kodi app is designed with the AirPlay option. By enabling this feature, the Kodi-installed PC acts as a receiver and displays the media content on your PC mirrored from the iPhone / iPad. This procedure doesn’t require the installation of any Kodi add-ons. In this article, I have covered the steps to enable and use AirPlay on Kodi.

Note: You can AirPlay audio, video, and pictures to a Kodi-installed device if you use iOS 8.0 or older models. If you use iOS 9.0 or newer, you can only AirPlay audio. Also, note that Kodi does not support AirPlay mirroring.

Kodi Airplay

How to Enable Airplay on Kodi

To enable AirPlay, follow the steps given below.

1. Launch the Kodi app on your device. If you don’t have the app, download and install it from its official website.

2. Select the Settings icon displayed at the top left corner of the screen.

Click the Settings icon on Kodi

3. In the Settings page, scroll down and tap the option Service settings.

Tap Service Settings on Kodi

4. Navigate to the General option and tap the toggle switch near the option Announce Services to other Systems to enable Zeroconf.

Click Announce Services to other Systems 

5. Then, scroll down and select the AirPlay option displayed on the side menu bar.

6. On that page, turn on the option Enable Airplay Support by clicking the toggle switch next to it.

Enable Kodi Airplay

7. Once enabled, you can easily AirPlay from any Apple device.

How to Use AirPlay on Kodi

After enabling the AirPlay option on Kodi, use the below content to share media files from an iPhone or iPad to a Kodi-installed Mac or Windows PC. Before moving into the steps, install and set up Apple Bonjour on your Windows PC. Then, you need to connect the casting device (iOS) and the Kodi-installed device to the same Wi-Fi connection.

1. Launch the Plex app on your iPhone or iPad. You can launch any AirPlay-supported app on the iPhone.

2. Sign In to the Plex app using the required login credentials.

3. After signing in, tap the AirPlay icon on the playback screen.

4. You will see a pop-up menu on the screen.

5. From the menu, select the Kodi option.

6. Now, the media content will appear on your Kodi-installed PC.

How to Set a Password for Kodi Airplay

If you want to set a password for AirPlay, you need to enable AirPlay Support on Kodi Media Player. After enabling AirPlay, follow the below steps to set a password.

1. On the Kodi home screen, click the Settings icon >> Tap Service Settings >> Navigate to the option AirPlay.

2. Under Enable AirPlay Support, you will find the Use Password Protection option.

3. Tap the toggle button placed right to the option Use Password Protection.

Set password for Kodi AirPlay

4. Now, type a strong password and click OK.

5. That’s it. Now, you need to enter the password to enable AirPlay.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Can I enable AirPlay on Kodi?

Yes. You can easily enable AirPlay in the Settings of the app.

2. Is Kodi free to use?

Yes. Kodi Media Player is free to download and use.

3. Why is Kodi AirPlay not working?

This problem occurs when the casting device (iOS) and Kodi-installed PC are connected to different WiFi. To fix it, connect both devices under the same WiFi.