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How to Setup & Use AirPlay on Chromecast with Google TV



How to AirPlay on Google TV

Are you eager to effortlessly stream content from your Apple devices to your Google TV? Look no further! This comprehensive article provides a step-by-step walkthrough, ensuring a seamless AirPlay experience. From confirming compatibility to connecting your devices and initiating AirPlay streaming, you’ll gain the knowledge and confidence to enjoy a whole new level of entertainment. Get ready to elevate your streaming game as we delve into the detailed instructions and insightful tips provided in this article. Let’s embark on the journey of AirPlay 2-enabled Google TV, where your favorite content awaits.

AirPlay-2 is one of the most welcomed features on Google TV. But, the AirPlay feature is not available for the Chromecast with Google TV devices. It is available only for Google Smart TVs from Sony, TCL, and Hisense.

How to Setup AirPlay on Google TV

Before getting into the steps, make sure that your iPhone and Google TV are connected to the same WIFI network.

1. Navigate to the Google TV home screen and press the Source button on the TV remote.

2. Swipe right and select the Edit option in the TV Input.

Tap the Edit option on the Google TV

3. Search for AirPlay under Inputs | Edit and choose the AirPlay option.

Choose AirPlay

4. Select AirPlay and Apple Homekit Settings to set up AirPlay on Google TV.

AirPlay screen on Google TV

5. Click AirPlay to turn it on and choose the desired option in Require Code.

Turn on the feature

There are three options available in AirPlay for pairing to any iOS device.

  • First time Only: You have to enter the code displayed on your TV for first-time pairing alone.
  • Every Time: This option requires a code for pairing your every time to your TV.
  • Use Password Instead: You can create a four-digit passcode for pairing to secure your device pairing.

How to AirPlay on Google TV from iPhone/iPad

Some of the apps have built-in AirPlay support to connect to the other devices. In those apps, just tap the AirPlay icon to cast the video content.

1. Connect the iOS device and Google TV to the same WiFi network.

2. Get the App from App Store and launch the app on your iPhone or iPad.

3. Log in to your account and choose the content for streaming.

4. Click the AirPlay icon at the top of the screen.

Note: For music or audio apps, you will see the AirPlay Audio icon to connect to other TVs or Speakers.

5. Choose the Google TV from the available device and provide the code for pairing.

6. Now, watch the iPhone or iPad content on your Google TV.

How to Screen Mirror from iPhone or iPad

When the app doesn’t have a built-in AirPlay option, you can use the screen mirroring option in the Control Center to mirror the entire screen on your Google TV.

AirPlay to Google TV - Select Screen Mirroring icon

After launching the required app on your iOS device, you need to swipe the screen to access Control Centre and select the Screen Mirroring option. Select the Google TV device to connect and access the streaming.

How to AirPlay to Google TV from Mac

You can also use your MacBook to cast media content on Google TV.

1. Make sure to connect Google TV and Mac PC to the same WiFi network.

2. Open the Safari browser and go to any streaming app website.

3. Sign in to your account and click the Control Centre at the top menu bar.

4. Select the Google TV device and provide the code to connect to the device.

5. Choose the content for streaming on your Google TV from your Mac PC.


Is the AirPlay feature available for Google TV streaming devices?

No, the AirPlay feature is available only for Google Smart TVs from Sony, TCL, and Hisense.

What to do when the AirPlay icon missing on Mac menu bar?

When you can’t find the AirPlay icon on the Menu bar, you have to enable it from the Settings menu. Navigate to the System Preferences menu and choose the Display option. Check in the Show mirroring options in the menu bar when available feature to get the AirPlay icon on the menu bar.

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