In this post, we are going to show you 6 easy methods to fix AirPlay not working on your Roku TV.
It also covers:
- How to set up AirPlay on your Roku TV
- How to connect AirPlay to Roku TV
Let’s get ready!
Why is the Apple AirPlay not working on your Roku device?
There are various reasons why the AirPlay on your iPhone or iPad stops working when you try to mirror it to your Roku device. The problem could lie on the network, your Roku device, or even the iPhone or iPad itself.
However, in most cases, the internet connection is the main problem of this issue. A simple reset on your device might be able to resolve it. There are also other helpful methods that are worth trying to prevent similar problem happens in the future.
How to Fix AirPlay Not Working on Your Roku TV
1. Restart your devices
It’s always good to start with performing a restart on your devices, both iPhone/iPad and Roku TV. Somehow this simple action can resolve many temporary problems on your device. It’s safe and easy to do, so restart your devices now.
2. Restart your modem or router
AirPlay uses an internet network to connect with your Roku TV. When you have an AirPlay not working issue, there might be something wrong with your internet connection. You can restart your modem or router to refresh the internet connection. When performing a restart, make sure that you unplug the cable from the power source and wait for 30 seconds before turning it on again.
3. Update your Roku firmware
To use Apple AirPlay and Homekit, your Roku TV must be running OS 9.4 or higher for the new models, and OS 10.0 or higher for the old models. Read this post if you are not sure about the model of your Roku device.
To check the OS version, you can go to Settings > System > About.
If your OS version is below the requirement, you are suggested to perform a software update. Here’s how to update your Roku device manually:
- Press the Home button on your Roku Remote.
- Select Settings.
- Choose System.
- Select System update.
- Select Check Now. If there is a new update available, your Roku device will automatically download and install it. Once it is completed, your Roku device will restart.
4. Update your Apple device
Your Apple devices must support AirPlay 2 if you want to conduct a screen mirroring with your Roku TV.
- iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch must have at least iOS 12.3 or above.
- Mac should have Mojave 10.14.5 or later.
5. Turn On AirPlay on your Roku device
Make sure that the AirPlay and Apple HomeKit feature on your Roku TV has been turned on. Go to Settings > Apple AirPlay and HomeKit, then check if the AirPlay is set On.
6. Connect to the same Wi-Fi network
Both your Roku device and Apple device should be connected to the same Wi-Fi network if you want to use the AirPlay to cast.
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How to Set Up AirPlay on your Roku TV
When you turn off your Roku TV or Roku Streambar, it may lose connection to your wireless network. Use the steps below to enable a function called “Fast TV start” (on your Roku TV) or “Fast start” (on your Roku Streambar) to preserve the network connection and allow AirPlay and HomeKit to connect to your Roku device when shut off.
- Hit the Home button on your Roku remote.
- Select Settings.
- Select System.
- Select Power.
- Select Fast TV start or Fast start and give a tick on the box.
How to Connect AirPlay to Roku TV
To connect AirPlay, you must connect your Apple device to the same wireless network as your Roku device. Then, follow the steps below:
- Open Control Center by swapping up your home screen.
- Tap the AirPlay icon on your phone.
- Select your Roku TV.
If this is the first time you connect your Apple device and Roku TV using AirPlay, you will need to insert a code that appears on your TV screen.
That’s it! The AirPlay not working issue on your Roku TV should have been resolved by now.
If you still cannot fix AirPlay not working on your Roku TV after performing the methods above, it is recommended that you contact Roku Support and Apple Support. They may come up with a better solution to resolve this problem.