Turning on ATV by activating Airplay

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by kobebryant24, Apr 25, 2016.

  1. kobebryant24 macrumors newbie

    Aug 12, 2010
    When I first got the Apple TV 4, I remember being able to activate Airplay from my macbook or iphone which would then turn on my (off) Apple TV. Now, when my Apple TV is off, the airplay option doesn't even show up on my macbook or iphone. Am I imagining this? I swore I was able to turn on my sleeping apple TV by activating airplay on another device..
  2. MrTazz macrumors member


    Sep 23, 2015
    After reading this, I gave it a try and turned on AirPlay on my iPad and it turned on my TV4
  3. Hustler macrumors 6502


    May 31, 2010
    Mine works like this as well, maybe try restarting your apple tv, letting it go to sleep, and re trying?
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    Also my old wifi would be 'sketchy' at best, apple tv was not always a visible option and then I'd notice my wifi signal come and go from the phone/ipad...I've recently upgraded to a new router from my internet provider and its there every single time now.
  4. tjwilliams25 macrumors 6502

    Aug 10, 2014
    Try holding down the Menu and TV buttons until the LED on the Apple TV starts to flash really quickly, and then release the buttons. Your Apple TV will restart and you should be able to Airplay correctly again. Mine does this every now and then, but it's usually when I try to use the Remote App.
  5. waw74 macrumors 68030

    May 27, 2008

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