AirPlay TV Problem

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by Beefcake287, Dec 6, 2018 at 9:10 PM.

  1. Beefcake287 macrumors newbie

    Sep 23, 2014
    Howdy All,

    I’ve looked for this specific AirPlay issue in the forums and can’t seem to find a similar situation.

    I am trying to play a video from either my iPad or iPhone onto my 4K Apple TV. I am able to mirror both devices, but when I go to play a video from my iPhone the phone and Apple TV goes black followed by the tv returning to the home page. On my phone/iPad a black screen with the play button will appear. If I press the play button again the cycle repeats.

    All of my devices are up to date and I’ve tried restarting all devices and my internet.

    If I’m missing something please let me know! I appreciate all of the help.
  2. steve23094 macrumors 68020


    Apr 23, 2013
    Just a guess, but it could be a problem with your network configuration, perhaps your router is not playing nicely with Airplay?
  3. Beefcake287 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 23, 2014
    Thanks for the response @steve23094 . That might be the case. I'm able to airplay video onto another apple tv in the house though, so that makes me think it's just a problem with the specific apple tv. The apple tv giving me problems allows me to mirror off of my iPhone without a problem. It'll play videos as long as I don't open it up in the video player. (if that makes any sense)
  4. waw74 macrumors 68030

    May 27, 2008
    airplay mirroring, and airplay where you see the play screen are really 2 different things

    when you see the play screen, it's sending the file directly or possibly sending a web location, and then the aTV downloads.
    mirroring is played back on your device, and then converts the screen image, and sends it out.

    what are you trying to watch? (website, app, which ones?)
    are both aTV the same model? (4 vs 4k)
    are they both wired/wireless?
    is one significantly further from the base station than the other?

    can you try swapping the 2 aTVs and see if the problem stays with the aTV or in the location?

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