How to duplicate the iPhone screen on Apple TV and Smart TV

Duplicate iPhone screen on an Apple TV

If you already know what an Apple TV is for, you may know the possibility of viewing photos and videos on your screen thanks to the synchronization of this device with others thanks to iCloud. However, you may not know that you can also reproduce what we see on the iPhone screen thanks to this device. And you can thanks to the screen mirroring function, which you have probably seen on occasion in the iOS control center.

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The process for screen sharing is very simple, having first to make sure that The iPhone and Apple TV are connected to the same WiFi network. Then you just have to open the control center on the iPhone. If you have an iPhone X or later you must do so by sliding from the top right down. If you have an iPhone 8 or earlier you should swipe from the bottom of the screen up. Once here you must click on «Duplicate screen» and a window will open in which the available devices will appear. This is where you must click on the name of your Apple TV.

It should be noted that there are some limitations as for the content that plays on the iPhone and Apple TV. This affects some applications belonging to streaming platforms, which may not play the content if the iPhone is sharing a screen with Apple TV. It happens in those that do not have an app on tvOS, although others like YouTube will allow it.

Send iPhone content to a Smart TV with AirPlay

AirPlay is the name that receives the technology of Apple computers that allows you to send content from your devices to others with this compatibility. There are already many TV models with AirPlay and therefore it is possible to play images, videos or music on our Smart TV. What is unfortunately not available, or at least for the moment, is the possibility of duplicating the iPhone screen on television as if it can be done with an Apple TV.

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To connect an iPhone to a Smart TV with AirPlay 2 you must have both devices connected to the same WiFi network. Then you can share content from native apps like Photos through the button share and then clicking on «AirPlay » to select television. Also in some third-party applications there is the possibility of sending multimedia content to television through the AirPlay button .

This will also be very useful for listening to music if your television has good sound technology or is connected to other specialized playback equipment. This way you can enjoy your songs more than simply listening to them through the speakers of your iPhone.

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