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Roku AirPlay Not Working

When it comes to having endless apps available right at the tip of your fingers, there are few devices that can beat a Roku system. To add even more versatility, many Roku devices are capable of supporting AirPlay, but what do you do when this feature suddenly stops working?

If you’re experiencing issues with AirPlay on your Roku, there are a few things you can do. First, ensure that your Roku device and AirPlay-enabled device are on the same network. Then, try restarting both devices and checking for any available updates. If that doesn’t work, try resetting your Roku to factory settings. If the issue persists, contact Roku customer support for further assistance.

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There are several reasons why AirPlay may not be working on Roku. Here are some common issues and their solutions:

  1. Internet connectivity issues: If your internet connection is weak or unstable, AirPlay may not work properly. Try resetting your Wi-Fi router or modem and reconnecting your Roku device to the internet.
  2. Outdated software: If your Roku’s software is outdated, AirPlay may not work properly. Check for any available updates and install them.
  3. Incorrect login credentials: If you are using incorrect login credentials, you won’t be able to access AirPlay. Double-check your login details and try again.
  4. App-related issues: If the AirPlay app is not working properly, try deleting and reinstalling the app. This can often fix any app-related issues.
  5. Network-related issues: If your Roku device and AirPlay device are not on the same network, AirPlay may not work properly. Make sure that both devices are connected to the same network.
  6. Compatibility issues: If your AirPlay device is not compatible with your Roku device, AirPlay may not work properly. Check the compatibility of your devices before attempting to use AirPlay.

AirPlay Code Not Showing On Roku TV

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If you’re having trouble with your Roku TV not displaying an AirPlay code, there are a few things you can try to resolve the issue. First, make sure that both your Roku TV and your AirPlay-enabled device are connected to the same Wi-Fi network. If they are, try restarting both devices and attempting to connect again. If the code still doesn’t appear, try resetting your Roku TV to its factory settings. To do this, go to Settings > System > Advanced system settings > Factory reset. Keep in mind that this will erase all of your settings and data, so be sure to back up any important information before proceeding.

You can also check that your TV is running on the latest Roku software. To check for any software updates, go to Settings > System > System Update > and check for any updates.

Check Roku for System Update
Check Roku for any system updates

If you have a Roku TV that is a model Axxxx, Cxxxx, CxxGB, or 7xxx, it will require an update of Roku 9.4 or higher to be able to support AirPlay. If you have a TV model that is Dxxxx or 8xxxx, it will have to run on Roku 10.0 or higher to support the feature. If you see that your specific model is updated and the code is still not appearing on your screen, be sure that you have the correct device selected when you are prompted to connect on your Apple device.

You also want to make sure that you have the settings on your Roku TV set properly, as this is what will be conducive to a seamless AirPlay experience. Go into the AirPlay settings on your Roku TV and check to make sure that AirPlay is turned on, that the Require Code reads “First TIme Only,” that the Subtitles are set to “Captioning,” and that About is set to “AirPlay” as well. If these read differently within your TV, change them to see if this resolves your issue.

AirPlay Not Detecting Roku/Roku TV Not Popping Up

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If you’re having trouble with AirPlay not detecting your Roku or your Roku TV not popping up as an AirPlay option, there are a few things you can try.

First, make sure that your Roku device is updated to the latest firmware version. To check for updates, go to Settings > System > System update > Check now. If an update is available, install it and try connecting again.

If that doesn’t work, try restarting both your Roku device and your AirPlay-enabled device.

If the issue persists, try resetting your network settings on your Roku device. To do this, go to Settings > System > Advanced system settings > Network connection reset. Keep in mind that this will erase all of your network settings, so be sure to have your network information handy before proceeding.

If none of these steps work, contact Roku support for further assistance.

Copyright article owner is ReadyToDiy.com for this article. This post was first published on September 2, 2021.

Roku Network Settings
Check your Internet connection by going into your Roku settings and looking for the Network menu. You’ll see several options to choose from.

AirPlay Not Playing On Roku/AirPlay On Roku Not Showing Video

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If you’re experiencing issues with AirPlay not playing on your Roku device, there are several troubleshooting steps you can take.

Firstly, ensure that both your Roku device and AirPlay-enabled device are connected to the same Wi-Fi network. If they are, try restarting both devices and attempting to connect again.

If AirPlay is still not working, try disabling and then re-enabling AirPlay on your Roku device by going to Settings > Apple AirPlay and HomeKit > AirPlay > Off, then turning it back on.

If the problem persists, consider resetting your network settings on your Roku device by going to Settings > System > Advanced system settings > Network connection reset. Keep in mind that this will erase your network settings, so make sure to have your network information handy before proceeding.

If these steps do not resolve the issue, reach out to Roku support for further assistance.

AirPlay Not Connecting to Roku

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If you’re having trouble connecting your AirPlay-enabled device to your Roku device, there are several steps you can take to troubleshoot the issue. First, ensure that both devices are connected to the same Wi-Fi network. If they are, try restarting both devices and attempting to connect again. If AirPlay still won’t connect, try disabling and then re-enabling AirPlay on your Roku device by going to Settings > Apple AirPlay and HomeKit > AirPlay > Off, then turning it back on. If the problem persists, try resetting your network settings on your Roku device by going to Settings > System > Advanced system settings > Network connection reset. Keep in mind that this will erase your network settings, so make sure to have your network information handy before proceeding. If none of these steps work, consider updating your Roku device to the latest firmware version.

There could be several reasons why AirPlay is not connecting to Roku. Some of the common reasons are:

  1. Compatibility issues: AirPlay may not be compatible with your Roku device. Make sure that your Roku device supports AirPlay 2. If it doesn’t, then you won’t be able to use AirPlay to connect to your Roku.
  2. Network issues: AirPlay requires a stable Wi-Fi connection to work properly. If your network is slow or unstable, then you may experience issues with AirPlay. Try resetting your network or restarting your router to see if that helps.
  3. Software updates: Make sure that both your Roku device and your iPhone or iPad are running the latest software updates. Outdated software can cause compatibility issues and prevent AirPlay from working.
  4. Firewall settings: Your firewall settings can also prevent AirPlay from connecting to your Roku device. Make sure that your firewall is not blocking AirPlay traffic.
  5. Distance: Make sure that your Roku device and your iPhone or iPad are within close proximity to each other. If they are too far apart, then AirPlay may not work properly.
Roku Airplay Homekit Settings
Roku Airplay Homekit Settings

If you see that this setting has been turned on within your Roku device, you will then need to check that your Roku device has been updated with the latest software (see the previous section titled “AirPlay Code Not Showing On Roku” to see what software versions some devices need. You will also need to make sure that your Apple device has been updated with the latest software as well, which can be found through “Settings.”

Once you update both devices or confirm that the devices are updated with the latest firmware, you still may be experiencing problems with your Roku device connecting to AirPlay. If this is the case, it could be that your devices are not connected to the same network. To use AirPlay on an Apple device with your Roku device, both must be connected and running on the same network in order to pair and mirror successfully.

Roku AirPlay Music Not Working

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Not only are Apple and Roku owners able to play any video that they want from the Apple device straight on their TV screen, but they are also able to mirror music, expanding even more possibilities when it comes to entertainment with Roku. If you are trying to play music by using AirPlay with your Apple device, the sound should be loud and clear. If the music when using AirPlay is not working with your Roku device, take a look below to see what you can do.

If Roku AirPlay music is not working, be sure that you are close enough to your Roku device for a strong connection to be made. If you are too far from the Roku device, the connection will either waver or will stop altogether, which will cause the music to stop playing and working properly.

If you are trying to get music to play by using AirPlay with your Roku device and you have an easily portable Apple device, it can be tempting to try to step away while the music continues to play. If you are using an iPhone, it can be very easy to walk too far away from the Roku device playing music from your phone and when this happens, the connection will be lost and the music will stop working.

One last thing to consider when playing music on your Roku device through AirPlay, is making sure that you have all of your devices unmuted and turned up to an audible level. If you are using an iPhone for Airplay, be sure that you have the mute button switched up and you have volume levels turned up as well. With your Roku device, check to make sure that nothing has been accidentally muted and that all soundbars are turned up to a reasonable level.

Roku AirPlay Volume Not Working

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If you’re having trouble with the volume not working on your Roku device when using AirPlay, there are a few things you can try to resolve the issue.

First, make sure that the volume on your AirPlay-enabled device is turned up and not muted. If it is, try adjusting the volume on your Roku device using the Roku remote or the volume buttons on your TV.

If the volume still isn’t working, try restarting both your Roku device and your AirPlay-enabled device.

If none of these steps work, try disabling and then re-enabling AirPlay on your Roku device by going to Settings > Apple AirPlay and HomeKit > AirPlay > Off, then turning it back on.

If the issue persists, consider updating your Roku device to the latest firmware version or contacting Roku support for further assistance.

Roku AirPlay Keeps Disconnecting

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You may have been able to connect your Apple device to your Roku device without encountering any code issues, detecting problems, video hiccups, or volume conundrums, which may leave you thinking that all has been avoided as far as potential problems go when using this feature. Although in a perfect world this would be nice, some Roku and AirPlay users have found that AirPlay keeps disconnecting without their prompting, but why?

If Roku AirPlay keeps disconnecting, check to make sure that your Apple device has both Bluetooth and WiFi enabled. If you have recently installed a software update on your Apple device, these features can be turned off, which could be the cause of the constant disconnection from your Roku device.

If you notice that AirPlay disconnects when you are in the middle of trying to play a video, it could be that the resolution is too high for your network to support it. Therefore, you will need to manually change the resolution from 1080p to 720. By reducing the resolution this much, you should be able to easily play videos without having to worry about your network being able to handle the content being thrown at it.

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ReadyToDIY is the owner of this article. This post was published on September 2, 2021.

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