AirPlay is a unique feature available to Apple devices to connect or screen mirror to other Apple devices. It can stream apps, photos, videos, music tracks, and podcasts from the iOS device to the TV. The AirPlay can also mirror the entire iPhone or Mac screen to the Apple TV. Later on, the AirPlay support is extended to other streaming devices and smart TVs. Roku TV and Vizio Smart TV are the ones and now the LG Smart TV also has the AirPlay support. AirPlay support is available in many streaming apps, such as HBO Max. Let’s see how to use AirPlay on the LG Smart TV in the below guide.
AirPlay Supported LG Smart TV Models
The LG TV models that support AirPlay are the TV with webOS 4 and above.
1. WebOS 4.0 : OLED – B8, C8, E8, W8, Z8 & UHD – UK Series, SK Series
2. WebOS 4.5 : OLED – B9, C9, E9, W9, Z9 & UHD – UM Series, SM Series
3. WebOS 5.0 : OLED – BX, CX, GX, WX, ZX, RX & UHD – UN Series, NANA Series
Features of AirPlay 2
AirPlay 2 has a lot of advantages and new features in AirPlay. They are,
- AirPlay 2 offers multi-room audio support.
- With AirPlay 2, you can sync between speakers over a WiFi connection too.
- If you have multiple HomePods, you can play different content in different HomePods.
How to Enable Airplay on LG Smart TV
You have to activate the AirPlay on the LG TV before connecting to the devices. The AirPlay option is available in the Home Dashboard.
(1). Launch the LG Smart TV and check the internet connection.
(2). Press the Home button on the remote to get the menu and select Home Dashboard in the menu.
(3). Click AirPlay in the menu and it opens AirPlay Settings.
(4). Select AirPlay to turn on and click Require Code.
(5). Choose First Time Only to enter the code for initial setup.
(6). Click Every Time to provide the code every time you connect to the TV.
You can also choose Use Password Instead to enter a specific password for the connection. Now, the LG Smart TV is ready to AirPlay from an iOS device.
How to AirPlay iPhone to LG Smart TV
(1). Unlock your iPhone and connect to the LG Smart TV connected WiFi network.
(2). Download the required app from App Store and launch the app.
(3). Log in to the account and choose the content to stream.
(4). Click the AirPlay icon on the screen and look for LG Smart TV in the devices.
(5). Connect to the LG Smart TV with the code and watch the streaming on the LG Smart TV.
How to Screen Mirror to LG Smart TV
Screen Mirroring refers to streaming the entire device screen on the TV. AirPlay can also screen mirror the iPhone and Mac PC to the connected Smart TV.
Screen Mirror iPhone to LG Smart TV
(1). Make sure that the iPhone and the LG Smart TV are connected to the same WiFi network.
(2). Move to the Control Center on the iPhone and look for Screen Mirroring.
(3). Tap the Screen Mirroring option and it displays the available devices.
(4). Select the LG Smart TV and type the AirPlay Code to connect. Watch the iPhone screen on the LG TV.
(5). Open the Photos app and view the photos on your LG Smart TV.
Screen Mirror Mac to LG Smart TV
(1). Start the Mac PC. Connect the Mac PC and the LG Smart TV to the same internet connection.
(2). Go to the Control Center menu at the top and choose the AirPlay icon.
(3). Browse for LG Smart TV and choose the LG Smart TV from the devices.
(4). Enter the AirPlay code to connect to the LG TV.
(5). Stream the content on the LG TV from Mac PC using AirPlay.
AirPlay Not Working on LG Smart TV
There are times that your LG Smart TV cannot connect to an iOS device or the AirPlay is not working on the LG Smart TV. You can easily repair this condition with the below guidelines.
WiFi Network: Go to the Network in the LG Smart TV and check the internet connection. There must be a common internet connection between the LG Smart TV and iOS device to connect.
Update webOS: The AirPlay feature may not be an inbuilt feature in some of the LG Smart TVs and it will be added as an update. You can update the LG Smart TV to its latest firmware. With the latest update, you get to use the AirPlay 2 in the LG Smart TV.
Restart LG Smart TV: The restart can revoke the entire TV settings. You have to unplug the power cord and reconnect it after some time. This will restart the LG TV and the AirPlay Settings.
Reset LG Smart TV: If none of the above methods worked, then you can try the reset option. The reset option will erase everything on the LG Smart TV and you have to set it up from the start. To reset the TV, go to Settings >> General >> Reset to Initial Settings.
Hence, we have seen the complete procedure to set up and use AirPlay on the LG Smart TV. With AirPlay, you can connect your iPhone, iPad, and other Apple device to LG Smart TV without any wired connection. You can also stream apps that are not available on the TV, like Philo. If you have any issues with AirPlay settings, mention them in the comments section below.
You can enable the AirPlay 2 feature on your LG TV and use it to stream content from your iPhone.
LG TV models that are manufactured after 2019 will have the AirPlay support.