The Apple TV is a great addition to any home theater environment. It allows you to hook up a small device to your television that can stream content from Netflix, Hulu and iTunes.
But it also has an additional feature called AirPlay that you can take advantage of to stream the contents on your iPhone, iPad, or Mac screen through the Apple TV.
The only requirement is that both of the devices are connected to the same wireless network.
But if you are not able to use that feature, or if you decide that you do not want to allow AirPlay through the Apple TV, then you might decide to enable or disable the feature.
Our article on how to turn off theater mode on Apple Watch can provide you with information about using that mode to keep your watch quiet and the screen off when you’re in a movie theater.
How to Turn AirPlay On or Off on the Apple TV (Guide with Pictures)
The Apple TV comes with a small silver remote with a directional wheel, a silver button inside the wheel, a Menu button and a Play/Pause button. You will need to use this remote to perform the steps outlined below.
Step 1: Turn on the Apple TV.
If you are not on the home screen show below, press the Menu button repeatedly until it is displayed, use the directional wheel to highlight the Settings option, then press the silver button to select it.
Step 2: Scroll down to the AirPlay option, then press the silver button to select it.
Step 3: Highlight the AirPlay option, then press the silver button to switch it to On or Off, depending upon your needs.
You can press the Menu button several times to return to the home menu screen.
The MacBook Air is a great choice if you are looking for a laptop that is capable of using the AirPlay feature. It’s also a great, lightweight computer with a long battery life and one of the best trackpads ever made.
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