In this post, I’ll teach you how to fix AirPlay 2 not working on your LG Smart TV in 5 minutes or less.
Once it’s fixed, you’ll be able to send photos, videos, music tracks, and other files from your Apple device to your LG TV with ease.
How To Fix AirPlay 2 Not Working On LG TV
If AirPlay 2 isn’t working correctly on your LG TV, do the following in order: restart the LG Smart TV, ensure both devices are on the same WiFi, enable AirPlay, remove any firewalls, update the television, reboot the router/modem, reset paired devices, and factory reset the LG TV.
Older LG TV models do not support AirPlay, but we’ll cover that later in the post.
Let’s go through each step to get AirPlay 2 working quickly!
Restart The LG Smart TV
If your LG Smart TV won’t connect to AirPlay, the television is most likely having an internal malfunction.
You’ll want to fix this by performing a soft reset of the TV:
- Unplug the TV for an entire minute.
- While it’s unplugged, press and hold the power button on the LG TV for at least 30 seconds.
- After 60 seconds, plug the television back in.
After the soft reset, the television will power back on, and any AirPlay issues should be gone.
Connect Both Devices To The Same Network
AirPlay 2 will only work if both devices are connected to the same network.
Since most modern routers have “dual-band” radio signals, you want to make sure the devices are connected to the same frequency — whether 2.4 GHz or 5.0 GHz.
This should only take a few seconds, so double check and confirm that your LG Smart TV and Apple device are connected to the same WiFi network!
To double-check the WiFi Network on your LG TV, select the gear icon on your remote and then scroll down to Network.
Make Sure AirPlay 2 Is Enabled
If you haven’t changed the AirPlay 2 settings on your LG Smart TV, there is a chance AirPlay 2 is disabled.
To fix this and enable AirPlay 2, follow these simple instructions:
- Press the Home button on your LG TV Remote.
- Select Home dashboard on the bottom of the menu.
- Click Up on your remote then click AirPlay > AirPlay and HomeKit Settings.
- Enable AirPlay 2.
Remove Any Firewalls
If you’re having connection problems, there is a good chance the firewall on your Apple device may be causing issues.
When this happens, you’ll want to turn off the firewall entirely or disable the incoming connection block.
To do this, follow these simple instructions:
System Preferences > Security & Privacy > Firewall > Turn Off Firewall.
Hopefully, this fixes the issue, but if not, we have a few more solutions worth trying.
Update The LG TV
Having the software up-to-date on your LG TV is crucial to its performance.
If you’re running outdated software, you may run into unwanted bugs or issues, which can be a headache.
Luckily, most LG Smart TVs update automatically as long las they’re turned on and connected to the internet.
Here’s how to update your LG TV:
- Click the Home button on your remote.
- Select Settings > All Settings.
- Choose General.
- Scroll until you see About This TV.
- Make sure automatic updates are enabled & click check for updates.
Reboot Router And Modem
Every once in a while, your router or modem will have its own issues.
When they’re acting up, it’s best to reboot each of them since it’s quick and works well.
To do this, unplug the router and modem for 60 seconds, then plug them back in.
This will soft reset the router & modem, fixing any issues or bugs they encountered!
Reboot Paired Devices
Like your router and modem, your Mac, iPhone, or iPad may run into issues too.
Simply reboot your device using the restart setting on the device.
For iPhone & iPad users, you’ll want to press and hold the power button until your prompted to turn the device off.
Slide to power the device off, wait 60 seconds, and reboot the device.
Factory Reset The LG TV
To factory reset your LG TV, click the Settings button on your remote then go to All Settings > General > Reset to Initial Settings. Your TV should power off and on and display the setup screen as if you just bought the TV.
When done correctly, your TV will be restored to the settings it came with when you first purchased it.
This means you’ll have to reconfigure your settings and reinstall any applications onto your device.
The LG TV Isn’t Compatible With AirPlay 2
Older models of LG TVs may not be compatible with AirPlay 2, even if they’re fully updated.
Here are the LG Smart TVs that support AirPlay:
- LG OLED (2018, 2019, 2020)
- LG SuperUHD SK 9, 8 series (2018)
- LG UHD UK 62 series or above, UK 7 series (2018)
- LG NanoCell NANO 9, 8 series (2020)
- LG UHD UN 8 series (2020)
- LG UHD UN 71 series or above (2020)
- LG NanoCell SM 9, 8 series (2019)
- LG UHD UM 7, 6 series (2019)
You can search your specific model here to see if it supports AirPlay.
How To Setup AirPlay 2 On An LG TV
Now that we’ve covered all the reasons AirPlay may not work on your LG TV, let’s go over how to set it up.
For starters, make sure your Apple device and LG TV are powered on and connected to the same WiFi network.
On your LG TV, click the Home button on your remote control and select Home Dashboard near the bottom.
Press Up on your remote control, then go to AirPlay > AirPlay and HomeKit Settings.
Toggle AirPlay ON and choose whether you want to use a one-time code or remember the device.
On your Apple device, swipe from the bottom of your screen and click screen mirroring — your LG TV device should be on the list.
Lastly, select the device you wish to connect to, and a PIN should appear on your TV. Simply type the code into your phone and the screen will mirror if done correctly.
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