How to Play Music from iPhone on Apple TV Using Airplay

You can stream music from your iPhone to your Apple TV using Airplay. This wireless option makes listening to your music collection on your TV easy to do. It’s nice to Airplay your music to your Apple TV when you’re having a party or cleaning the house and you want music to serenade you. A college classmate of mine once told me that he played music constantly day and night. “I feel like I need a soundtrack for my life,” he said. It’s been 20 years since I’ve seen him and music playback has come a long way since that CD player clipped to his belt. If my former classmate now owns an iPhone, my guess would be that he is using AirPlay to keep his tunes playing wherever he goes. Here’s how to play music on Apple TV from iPhone using Airplay.

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How to Play Music on Apple TV from iPhone

  • Make sure your iPhone and Apple TV are connected to the same Wi-Fi network.

  • Wake up your Apple TV and go to Home screen.

  • Swipe up from the bottom of your iPhone or iPad’s screen to access Control Center.

  • Tap AirPlay.

  • Here you should see the name of your Apple TV. Tap on your Apple TV.  

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  • A code will appear on the Apple TV screen and your iPhone will ask for it. Enter the code. Tap Ok.

If you were already playing music, it will automatically begin playing from your Apple TV. If not, press play and enjoy.

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Paula is a freelance media broadcaster and journalist. She enjoys life at home with her husband, two kids, two dogs, two cats and a parrot. Her iPhone is never more than two feet away from her and she can't imagine life without it.