AirPlay on Roku is a handy feature because you can use AirPlay to stream content to Roku from your iPhone, iPad, or Mac. Usually, it’s not difficult for users to use. Since you only need an Apple device with AirPlay support and a Roku model that supports it.
However, if you have difficulties and AirPlay isn’t working on Roku, don’t worry, as this isn’t a big problem. Because there are several solutions, sometimes just rebooting all the devices is enough, and sometimes more serious actions are required.
Why isn’t AirPlay working with Roku?
The most common problems with AirPlay on Roku can be caused by various issues with your iOS device, Roku, or Internet connection. There are several issues why AirPlay doesn’t work on Roku:
- The apparatus may be far apart. That is, they are out of range of each other.
- Bad Internet connection.
- One of the devices is having trouble connecting to the network.
- The Roku TV disables the Airplay feature.
- The Airplay code doesn’t appear on the TV.
- Need to update to Roku TV or Apple device.
- Make sure your Roku supports AirPlay. Not all Roku models will support the AirPlay function.
If you have one of these problems, you’ll be able to install it quickly and easily. Since AirPlay was designed as a convenience.
How to fix AirPlay won’t work on Roku?
Depending on your problem, the solution will vary. However, if you still have no idea what’s wrong, you should follow each point.
Check your Internet connection
In such cases, you may be able to tell by various means that your Internet connection is terrible. You can try to download videos from a website or app. You can tell within a minute if your internet connection is working as it should or not.
However, you may also have speed bumps on your home Wi-Fi. First, check the speed of the Internet on several devices, such as your iPhone and iPad. It’s best to use a service to check your Internet speed. To do this, download the Speedtest app, then you will see the number of megabits per second on the home page.
Then make sure that both devices are connected to the same Wi-Fi network. Next, if you decide that the Internet isn’t stable, you can restart the router.
Make sure you have a Roku model that supports AirPlay
Not all Roku models will support the AirPlay function. Roku models that support AirPlay must be running Roku OS 9.4 or higher:
- Roku TV models Axxxxx, Cxxxx, CxxGB, and 7xxxx
- Roku Streambar model 9102
- Roku Streambar Pro model 9101R2
- Roku Smart Soundbar models 9100 and 9101
- Roku Streaming Stick+ models 3810 and 3811
- Roku Streaming Stick 4K model 3820
- Roku Streaming Stick 4K+ model 3821
- Roku Express 4K model 3940
- Roku Express 4K+ model 3941
- Roku Premiere models 3920 and 4620
- Roku Premiere+ models 3921 and 4630
- Roku Ultra models 4600, 4640, 4660, 4661, 4670, and 4800
- Roku Ultra LT models 4662 and 4801
If you’re unsure what model you have, you need to go to Settings on the Roku home screen. Then select System and then About.
Remember that your Apple device must also not have an old update. To support AirPlay, any iPhone, iPad, or iTouch must be running iOS 12.3 or later. At the same time, any Mac computer must run macOS Mojave 10.14.5 or later.
Make sure your Roku has Airplay enabled
To do this, you’ll need to follow these steps:
- Go to Settings and select Apple AirPlay.
- After that, go to HomeKit and enable AirPlay if it’s off.
Then, after these steps, you can reconnect to your Roku.
Reboot your devices
This is the most accessible and necessary if you haven’t figured out what’s wrong and why it’s not working.
To do this, you need to reboot the Roku. First, unplug it and plug it back in after thirty seconds.
In the same way, reboot the Apple device. If you have an iPhone or iPhones, use the power volume buttons and turn it back on after 1-2 minutes.
Factory reset your Roku
This is the last method that should be resorted to in the last place. Because then your settings will be deleted, and Roku will be disconnected from your Roku account. In addition, you will have to reconfigure your streaming device after that.
To reset your Roku, you will need to:
- The first step is to press the Home button on the Roku remote control and go to Settings.
- Next, open System and select Advanced System Settings.
- Then after that, you need to select Factory Reset.
Immediately after these steps, the reset process will begin. Next, you will need to log in again, log in to your account and try to connect to AirPlay.