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How to Enable and Use AirPlay on LG Smart TV

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AirPlay is a feature designed by Apple Inc. This feature is available on all Apple devices. Using AirPlay, you can share any content from your Apple device to AirPlay-supported TV or monitor. Most LG Smart TVs released after 2018 are equipped with AirPlay support. You can easily turn ON the AirPlay option from the Home Dashboard section on LG TV. After enabling the AirPlay option, you can cast your desired content on LG Smart TV from your iPhone, iPad, or Mac.

Which LG Smart TVs Support AirPlay?

The list of AirPlay-compatible LG Smart TV models is listed below.

OLED UHDSuper UHD NeoCell
B8,C8,G8,E8 (2018)

R9, Z9, W9, E9, C9, B9
(2019)

RX, ZX, WX, GX, CX, BX
(2020)
UK62 and above, UK7 series
(2018)

UN80, UN75, UN73, UN71, UN69
(2019)

UN85, UN73, UN71, UN70, UN69
(2020)
SK9, SK8
(2018)
SM99,SM95,SM90, SM86, SM81
(2019)

Nano 99,97,95,90,85,80 (2020)

How to Enable AirPlay on LG Smart TV

Before moving into the steps, connect the LG Smart TV to a strong WiFi.

[1] Turn On your LG Smart TV.

[2] Press the Home button on the LG TV remote.

[3] Locate and select the Home Dashboard icon displayed at the bottom.

[4] Scroll right and tap the option AirPlay.

[5] Hit the option AirPlay & Homekit Settings.

hit AirPlay & Homekit option on LG Smart TV

[6] Select the option AirPlay and turn it ON.

Turn On the AirPlay option on LG Smart TV

Note: You can also set a password for AirPlay by selecting the option Require Code.

How to Use AirPlay on LG Smart TV [iPhone/iPad]

Follow the below procedures to AirPlay the content from iPhone/iPad to a compatible LG Smart TV model.

[1] Unlock your iPhone or iPad and connect the smartphone to the WiFi, the same as your LG Smart TV.

[2] Open any AirPlay Supported app on your iOS device.

[3] Select any media to play and hit the AirPlay icon located on the player screen.

Tap AirPlay icon on media screen

[4] Choose your LG TV from the list of devices.

[5] Now, the video will appear on your LG Smart TV.

Screen Mirror iPhone or iPad on LG Smart TV

[1] Connect the LG Smart TV and iPhone/iPad to the same WiFi.

[2] Navigate to the Control Centre on your iOS device and select the Screen Mirroring icon.

Select Screen Mirroring icon

[3] From the list of devices shown on the screen, select your LG Smart TV.

[4] Now, the iOS device screen will be mirrored on your LG Smart TV.

How to AirPlay Mac on LG Smart TV

Follow the below steps to mirror the Mac (macOS 12 or macOS 11) screen to the AirPlay-compatible Smart TV. Before going further, ensure to connect the LG TV and Mac to the same WiFi.

[1] Power On your Mac and tap the Control Center icon located in the menu bar.

Tap the Screen Mirroring

[2] From the drop-down menu. click the option Screen Mirroring.

[3] Now, select the name of your LG Smart TV to mirror the Mac screen.

How to Fix AirPlay Not Working on LG Smart TV

Below are some general troubleshooting techniques which you can follow when you are unable to AirPlay the content on your TV.

  • Ensure that you have connected your TV and iPhone, iPad, or Mac to the same WiFi connection.
  • Check whether you have turned On the AirPlay function on LG Smart TV.
  • Restart your LG TV and the iOS device or Mac.
  • Update the LG Smart TV to the latest firmware.

With AirPlay, you can easily share images, videos, documents, and other content on your Smart TV from your iPhone, iPad, or Mac. If the LG TV you’re using lacks AirPlay support, make sure to connect and set up a Chromecast device with your TV. Then, mirror the iPhone or iPad screen on LG Smart TV with the help of the Replica app.

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