How to Turn on AirPlay on a Mac. Turn on AirPlay on your Mac: Apple menu > System Preferences > Displays > Show mirroring options in the menu bar when available. Once enabled, tap the AirPlay icon in your menu bar to cast from your Mac to another AirPlay-enabled device. To work, both your Mac and the device you want to AirPlay to must be on the same Wi-Fi network.
How Do I Activate AirPlay?
Open the Apple menu.
Select System Preferences.
In the Displays dialog box, make sure Show mirroring options in the menu bar when available has a checkmark next to it.
How to Turn on AirPlay on a Mac
In the menu bar, select the AirPlay icon (it will look like a rectangle with a triangle at the bottom of it, reminiscent of a TV).
In the AirPlay To section of the menu that appears, choose the device you want to AirPlay to.
If a passcode appears on your device’s screen, enter it in the pop-up that appears on your Mac’s screen. Once you’ve entered the passcode, your Mac screen should be mirrored on the select TV or device screen.
Do All Macs Have AirPlay?
Not all Macs will allow AirPlay. Some older Macs may not have access to AirPlay. First-gen Apple TVs will also not allow AirPlay. However, if you’re using a second-generation Apple TV or later and a 2011 or later iMac, Mac mini, MacBook Air, or MacBook Pro, running OS X version 10.8.xx or later, you should have no problem using AirPlay.
Why Can’t I Turn on AirPlay on My Mac?
Sometimes when you try to AirPlay to your TV, you may find that you can’t make the connection. There could be a few reasons for that. If you’re sure you have a generation of Apple TV and Mac that supports AirPlay, and both devices are connected to the same network, then here are a few simple things that might be wrong and solutions you can try:
Your Apple TV could be in Sleep mode. To wake it, press any button on the remote and then try the connection again.
You may have turned AirPlay off on your Apple TV. Go to your Apple TV Settings to turn it on and then try the connection again.
Your Apple TV might be running an outdated version of the software. On your Apple TV go to Settings > General > Update Software to make sure you’re using the most updated version available.
Your firewall might be preventing the AirPlay connection. On your Mac, go to System Preferences > Security & Privacy > Firewall and then if the firewall is locked, click the lock icon and enter your username and password. Once it’s unlocked, select Firewall Options, deselect Block all incoming connections and select Automatically allow signed software to receive incoming connections. Then, try the connect with AirPlay again.
How do I turn off AirPlay on a Mac?
To turn off AirPlay on your Mac, on the Mac desktop, select Mirroring, then click Mirroring Off.
How do I AirPlay from an iPhone to a Mac?
To mirror an iPhone to a Mac via AirPlay, you’ll use a third-party software tool such as the Reflector application. Download and install Reflector on your Mac, then open the app. On your iPhone, open the Control Center and tap Screen Mirroring. From the list of devices, select your Mac. A code will appear on your Mac’s screen in a Reflector window; enter this code on your iPhone and tap OK. You’ll now see a Reflector window on your Mac that’s mirroring your iPhone’s display.
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