How to Use AirPlay on Sony Smart TV

AirPlay on Sony Smart TV

If you prefer to stream any media file from any Apple device on a big screen, AirPlay is the best way. AirPlay is the most useful feature available on Apple devices. This feature allows you to cast photos, audio, or video from your iPhone, iPad, or Mac to Apple TV and other smart TVs. AirPlay is compatible with Sony Smart TV. So you can easily screen mirror the entire screen, specific video file, or app that supports AirPlay.

Airplay Compatible Devices

Most of the latest versions on Sony Smart TV support AirPlay. AirPlay is more like a screen mirroring the media files to your Sony Smart TV using iPhone, iPad, and Mac. You can easily check for compatibility on your Sony TV device. To do so, go to the Settings > System > About your Device. This will display the model number of your TV. Check it with the below-listed chart. Make sure to update your Sony Smart TV to its latest version.

The following TV models support Apple AirPlay 2 and HomeKit with a software update.

  • X95G series
  • X85G series (55″, 65″, 75″ and 85″ models)
  • A9F, A9G series
  • Z9F, Z9G series

The below-listed models support Apple Airplay 2 and HomeKit.

Android TV models released in 2020

  • X95H series (85″, 75″, 65″, 55″ and 49″ models)
  • A9S series
  • Z8H series
  • A8H series
  • X90H, X91H series
  • X80H, X81xH series
  • X85H series
  • KM-X9000H series

Google TV models

  • A90J series
  • XRM-A90J, Z9J, A80J, X95,X90J series
  • Z9J series
  • A80J series
  • X95J series
  • X90J series (50-75, 100)
  • X85J, X86J series
  • X80J, X81J series
  • KM-X80J series, X85J series

How to Use AirPlay on Sony Smart TV

In order to AirPlay your Apple device on your Sony Smart TV, you have to enable the Apple AirPlay and HomeKit Settings option on your TV.

Steps to Enable AirPlay on Sony Smart TV

#1 Turn on your Sony Smart TV.

#2 Press and hold the Home button on your TV remote.

#3 Click on the Settings option from the main menu.

#4 Select Apple AirPlay and HomeKit Settings.

AirPlay and HomeKit Settings

#5 Now opt for AirPlay and enable it. In the Require Code option, choose First Time Only.

Enable AirPlay on Sony Smart TV

How to Use AirPlay on Sony Smart TV Using iPhone

A lot of streaming supports both the Cast and AirPlay features. Make sure to install the specific streaming app on your iPhone or iPad. Here, we have used the Netflix app.

#1 Launch the Netflix app on your iPhone.

#2 Sign in with your Netflix account.

#3 Play any video content.

#4 Now, on the playback screen, tap the AirPlay icon

AirPlay icon on Netflix

#5 From the available nearby devices, choose your Sony Smart TV.

#6 You will receive a unique code on your TV.

#7 Enter it on your iPhone or iPad to connect.

#8 Once connected, the video will appear on your Sony Smart TV.

How to Mirror iPhone or iPad on Sony Smart TV

#1 Make sure that your Apple device and Sony Smart TV are connected to the same WiFi network.

Select your Apple device.

#2 Launch the Control Center in your iPhone or iPad.

#3 Click on the Screen Mirroring option.

Mirror iPhone on your Sony TV

#4 Choose your Sony Smart TV from the list of available devices.

#5 It will display an Activation code on your Sony TV if you are pairing for the first time.

#6 Enter the code on your iPhone or iPad and click OK.

#7 Now, the entire screen of your iPhone or iPad will appear on your Sony TV.

How to AirPlay on Sony Smart TV Using Mac PC

#1 Start your Mac PC and make sure to connect it with the WiFi network as if your Sony Smart TV.

#2 Navigate to Mac’s menu bar and select Control Center or you can select the AirPlay icon from the home screen taskbar.

Screen Mirror Mac on Sony Smart TV

#3 Click on the Screen Mirroring option.

#4 Select your Sony Smart TV from the available nearby devices.

#5 The AirPlay activation code will be displayed on your TV screen.

#6 Type the code on your Mac PC to connect.

#7 Now, you can see the entire Mac screen on your Sony Smart TV.

AirPlay is the best option to stream content from your Apple device to the Sony Smart TV. If you have any issues with the AirPlay feature, let us know in the comments below. Like Sony Smart TV, LG Smart TV is also equipped with the AirPlay feature. Check out our detailed guide on how to use AirPlay on LG Smart TV.