How to stream from an iPhone using AirPlay 2

Someone streaming from iphone to a Samsung TV with Airplay 2

From playlists and podcasts on your iPad to pictures and videos on your iPhone, you can now enjoy it all on your Samsung TV. With AirPlay 2 available on select Samsung TV models (2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021), you'll be able to stream shows, movies, and music, and even cast images from all your Apple devices directly to your TV. You can also cast to your Samsung Smart Monitor!

AirPlay 2 compatible Samsung TVs and Smart Monitors

Check out the following list to see which devices are compatible with AirPlay 2:

  • 2022 8K and 4K QLED TVs and OLED TVs

  • 2022 Frame, Sero, and Serif TVs

  • The Freestyle projector

  • 2022 4K QLED TVs

  • 2021 27" and 32" M5 Smart Monitors

  • 2021 32" M7 Smart Monitor

  • 2021 8K and 4K QLED TVs

  • 2021 Frame TV

  • 2021 Crystal UHD TVs

  • 2020 8K and 4K QLED TVs

  • 2020 Frame and Serif TV

  • 2020 Premiere Projector and Crystal UHD TVs

  • 2019 8K and 4K QLED TVs

  • 2019 Frame, Serif, and 4K UHD TV

  • 2018 Frame TV

  • 2018 QLED 4K

  • 2018 4K UHD TV

  • 2018 Smart Full HDTV N5300

Note: Evolution kits will not add AirPlay 2 or Apple TV functionality.

Share media to your TV and Smart Monitor with AirPlay 2

Pictures, videos, and music can be shared from your iOS devices, like iPhones, iPads, and Macs, right on your Samsung TV and Samsung Smart Monitor with AirPlay 2! You’ll need to make sure your TV and Smart Monitor are connected to the internet, and that your iOS device is connected to the same Wi-Fi network.

Note: Most mobile hotspots do not allow communication between devices even when connected to the same network. If you use a mobile hotspot for your internet connection, AirPlay will not work.

  1. You may need to enable AirPlay on your TV or Smart Monitor before you can start streaming content. To do this, navigate to Settings (All Settings), select General (on 2022 models and the Freestyle projector select Connection), and then select Apple AirPlay Settings. From here, you can turn on the feature.

  2. To share photos or videos, navigate to and open the Photos app on your phone. Select the photo or video you want to share, and then tap the Share icon in the bottom left. 

    iPhone 12 with share button highlighted
  3. Tap AirPlay, and then tap the name of the TV or Smart Monitor you want to stream to.

  4. You may see a code on the screen. Enter this code into your phone to make the content appear. The image or video will display on your selected device.

  5. To stream music, navigate to and open a music player on your phone, such as Spotify. Select a song, and then tap the AirPlay icon at the bottom of the screen. 

  6. Next, select the name of the TV or Smart Monitor you want to stream to.

    Music playing with Samsung 7 Series selected for AirPlay
  7. You may see a code on the screen. Enter this code into your phone to make the content appear. The audio will begin playing through the device you select.

    AirPlay code on iPhone 12 to connect to the Samsung TV
  8. To stop playing music, tap the AirPlay icon again and then deselect your TV or Smart Monitor.

  9. Alternatively, if you were already playing audio on your phone, just swipe down on the screen from the upper right to open the control center. Then, tap the AirPlay icon on the audio player to start streaming to your desired device.

Change AirPlay 2 settings on your TV and Smart Monitor

You can adjust a few AirPlay 2 settings directly on your TV and Smart Monitor. Just navigate to Settings (All Settings), select General (Connection on 2022 TVs), and then select Apple AirPlay Settings.

You will find the following options:

  • AirPlay: Selecting this option will turn the AirPlay feature on and off.

  • Require Code: You have the option to require a passcode the first time you connect an iOS device or every time you connect one. You can also create your own passcode if desired. To clear all iOS devices from the TV's or Smart Monitor's memory, you can select Reset Paired Devices in this menu as well.

  • Subtitles and Captioning: In this menu, you can turn captions and subtitles on or off. There are also several options to adjust the look of the captions such as font, size, and color.

  • About AirPlay: Here you can find the AirPlay version that is currently running and see legal information about the software.

Having trouble?

If you are having trouble streaming content from your Apple products to your TV, contact Apple Support.

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