AirPlay is a unique feature available on Apple devices that allows users to connect to or screen mirror other Apple devices. It can stream photos, videos, music tracks, apps, and podcasts from an iOS device to a television. AirPlay can also stream the entire screen of an iPhone or Mac to the Apple TV.
AirPlay was later expanded to include other streaming devices and smart TVs. Roku, Vizio Smart TV, and now the LG Smart TV all have AirPlay support. Many streaming apps, including HBO Max, support AirPlay.
How to fix LG AirPlay not working on LG TV
Sometimes your LG Smart TV might connect to an iOS device, or AirPlay does not work on the LG Smart TV. You can easily repair this condition by following the steps below:
1. Check Audio Level
Check that the audio levels on your LG TV and other Apple devices are not set to zero.
2. Be Sure Both Devices Are Connected to the Same Wi-Fi Network
To use AirPlay, the LG Smart TV and iOS device must be connected to the same internet network. This enables the feature to recognize all AirPlay-enabled devices on the network.
Check the internet connection by going to the Network menu on the LG Smart TV.
To see what network you’re using on an iOS device, go to Settings > Wi-Fi and look for the name of your current network.
On a Mac, click the Wi-Fi icon in the menu bar to see the name of the network you’re currently connected to.
Users of LG TVs can check their current network status by going to Settings > Network.
3. Reboot Your Router
If you connect your TV via Ethernet, make sure it is connected to the same router as your Wi-Fi connection.
One of the reasons AirPlay is unable to stream your content is a problem with your router. It’s possible that your router is restricting the content due to a minor bug in the router firmware.
In most cases, simply rebooting your router will resolve the issue. Turning off and then turning back on your router should resolve some minor network issues.
4. Disable Sleep Mode
All your devices must be turned on and unlocked in order to use AirPlay.
Make sure your LG TV is not in Sleep mode if you’re using AirPlay. To bring the TV out of sleep mode, use the remote control.
5. Reduce Distance
In addition, Apple recommends bringing your AirPlay-enabled devices as close together as possible. If your devices are far apart, try bringing them closer together to strengthen the connection.
6. Enable the AirPlay Icon on Your Mac
When your Mac detects an AirPlay-enabled device on the network, it displays the AirPlay icon in the menu bar. If this isn’t happening on your Mac and you don’t see any icons, the icon may have been disabled in the settings.
To enable the icon, simply do the following:
• Select the Apple logo in the upper-left corner.
• Go to System Preferences.
• On the resulting screen, select Displays.
• When available, select the Show mirroring options in the menu bar.
Your changes will be saved automatically by macOS.
7. Adjust Mac Firewall
If Airplay isn’t working on your LG TV, check to see if your Mac’s firewall is blocking the connection. It’s possible that a rule in your firewall is blocking the AirPlay connection, causing the connection problems.
Fortunately, you can view and modify all of the macOS firewall options with a few mouse clicks. Here’s how it works:
• Hover your mouse over the Apple logo in the upper-left corner.
• Go to System Preferences.
• On the following panel, click Security & Privacy.
• Navigate to the Firewall tab.
• Navigate to Firewall Options.
• Uncheck the option to block all incoming connections.
• Check Allow downloaded signed software to receive incoming connections automatically.
• To save your changes, click OK.
8. Reset iPhone Network Settings
Another option is to use your iPhone’s “Reset Network Settings” feature. It will delete all of your saved networks and reset everything, including your mobile network, to factory defaults.
If you suspect the issue is with your phone, resetting the network settings usually solves the problem. Just keep in mind that doing so will delete all your saved WiFi networks, so you’ll have to enter the password again.
9. Update iPhone
New iOS versions fix a variety of bugs, including the possibility of AirPlay not connecting with your LG Smart TV on Mac.
You can update your iPhone to the most recent iOS version by going to Settings>General>Software Update.
10. Restart your iPhone
Restart your iPhone by holding down the volume and side buttons at the same time until the power-off slider appears. Drag the slider to turn off the phone, then wait a few seconds before turning it back on.
11. Restart LG Smart TV
If your LG TV isn’t responding to AirPlay, try restarting your TV. In some cases, the AirPlay configuration settings on the TV may become jumbled, preventing AirPlay from working properly.
Simply turn the device off and wait for it to completely shut down before turning it back on and attempting to use AirPlay again.
The restart has the potential to clear all of the TV’s settings.
12. Update TV Firmware
The AirPlay feature may not be built into some LG Smart TVs, but it will be added as an update. The LG Smart TV can be updated to the most recent firmware. With the most recent update, you can use AirPlay on your LG Smart TV.
13. Reset LG Smart TV
If none of the preceding methods work, you can try the reset option. The reset option will erase everything on the LG Smart TV and force you to start over. Go to Settings >> General >> Reset to Initial Settings to reset the TV.
The combination of the aforementioned tips should undoubtedly assist in resolving AirPlay connection issues with your LG TV. Please let us know in the comments section if these suggestions are useful to you.