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Samsung TV AirPlay Not Working/Not Showing/Not Playing

AirPlay is an incredible technological advancement that allows you to wirelessly cast audio or video from your iPhone, iPad, or Mac straight to your Samsung TV. What do you do then if AirPlay is not working, is not showing up, or is not playing?

If your Samsung TV AirPlay is not working, is not showing up, or is not playing, try updating your TV with the latest firmware, make sure AirPlay is turned on, update the smart devices you are using to mirror and connect the TV and smart device to the same WiFi among other solutions.

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Modern technology has granted users the ability to tap into worlds that didn’t seem possible even 20 years ago. Through the use of AirPlay, Samsung TV owners are able to cast endless content from their devices straight to their TV screen. If you are having trouble with your Samsung TV AirPlay not working, not showing up, or not playing, continue reading to find your specific problem and exactly how to fix it.

Samsung TV Airplay Settings Not Available

If your Samsung TV’s AirPlay settings are not available, it could be due to a few different reasons. Here are some common reasons and how to fix them:

  1. Software update: Make sure that your Samsung TV’s software is up to date. Go to “Settings” > “Support” > “Software Update” and select “Update Now”. If an update is available, install it and restart the TV.
  2. Network connection: Make sure that your Samsung TV is connected to the same Wi-Fi network as your Apple device. Go to “Settings” > “General” > “Network” and select your Wi-Fi network. If your TV is not connected to Wi-Fi, select “Wireless” and follow the on-screen instructions to connect to your network.
  3. AirPlay compatibility: Make sure that your Samsung TV is compatible with AirPlay. AirPlay is available on Samsung TVs that support AirPlay 2. Check the Samsung website or your TV’s user manual to see if your TV is compatible.
  4. AirPlay settings: Make sure that AirPlay is enabled on your Samsung TV. Go to “Settings” > “General” > “Apple AirPlay Settings” and make sure that “AirPlay” is turned on.
  5. Restart devices: Try restarting both your Samsung TV and your Apple device. This can help clear any software issues that may be causing the problem.

Samsung TV AirPlay Not Working Black Screen

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There are few things as concerning as turning on your Samsung TV, knowing that the power is working, but still looking at a black screen once you try to get AirPlay started. This can leave Samsung TV owners scrambling to figure out the problem, yet left in the dark regardless of their efforts. If the AirPlay on your Samsung TV is not working and a black screen is what is displayed, read on to find a solution that may get things back into working order.

If your Samsung TV AirPlay is not working and a black screen is all that will display, you first want to make sure that your TV has the latest update as this can cause problems for applications. To update your Samsung TV, click ‘Home’ > ‘Settings’ > ‘Support’ > ‘Software Update’ > ‘Update Now’ > this will then cause your TV to update if there is new software available.

If there is no update available or if the update did not resolve the problem of your AirPlay displaying a black screen turn your Samsung TV off and back on again. Once it is on, go to ‘Settings’ > ‘General’ > ‘AirPlay Settings’ > then disable the ‘Require Code’ option. This should hopefully help to enable your AirPlay again and have it working properly.

Samsung TV Not Generating AirPlay Code

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AirPlay is a feature that allows users to bridge other smart devices to their TV so they are able to quickly take content from those devices and display it directly to their TV screen. Once you have your device linked, your Samsung TV should generate a code which you will put into the device you are trying to mirror in order to complete the connection. What do you do if your Samsung TV is not generating an AirPlay Code?

If your Samsung TV is not generating an AirPlay code, one of the most common problems is that users do not have AirPlay turned on within their TV. To do this, navigate to ‘Settings’ on your TV > select ‘General’ > select ‘AirPlay Settings’ > then press the option to turn ‘On’ the AirPlay feature.

If this feature is already on and you are still having trouble getting AirPlay to generate a code, it could be that your TV is in need of a firmware update. This was previously mentioned under “Samsung TV AirPlay Not Working Black Screen’ which can be referenced for a step-by-step guide on how to update your Samsung TV with the latest software. Once you have the software updated, go back to AirPlay and see if the code is now generated.

Samsung TV AirPlay Settings Not Available

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To resolve issues with AirPlay not generating AirPlay codes, it was just suggested to go into the settings of AirPlay to turn on the feature within your Samsung TV. If you are trying to get into the settings of AirPlay but find that you do not have access to it, you are left wondering where exactly to go from there. This can be frustrating to be stopped at such a basic level, but there are a few different solutions you can try.

If your Samsung TV AirPlay settings are not available, it is likely that the devices you are trying to mirror with your TV are in need of an update. There are minimum MacOS and iOS firmware requirements that will especially affect those of you using AirPlay 2. Therefore, take whatever smart device you are using with AirPlay and update it to the latest firmware which will then cause your TV to appear as an AirPlay destination.

If you are still having problems with the AirPlay settings on your Samsung TV appearing, you should make sure that your TV and other smart devices you are using to cast AirPlay with are connected to the same WiFi. To do this, navigate to your WiFi settings on your smart device, then also do the same with your TV by going to ‘Settings’ > ‘General’ > ‘Network’ > ‘Network Settings’ > ‘WiFi Network.’

Samsung TV AirPlay Not Showing Up/Not Available/Not Found

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AirPlay is a feature that is really quite easy to use and through the use of various smart devices, is something that can be incredibly helpful through its efficiency. However, some Samsung TV owners have expressed problems with AirPlay not showing up, not being available, or simply not being found. What do you do if you try to open up this feature and it is not readily available?

If your Samsung TV AirPlay is not showing up, is not available, or cannot be found, it is likely that your TV is in need of a software update. To complete a software update on your Samsung TV, you can refer back to the previous section “Samsung TV AirPlay Not Working Black Screen” to find the steps to take in order to get the latest firmware on your Samsung TV.

If there is no update available or if the update did not resolve the issue of AirPlay not being found on your Samsung TV, try rebooting and reconnect your TV and smart device to the same WiFi network. Turn off your TV then reboot your router or wired internet then check to make sure that all your devices are connected to the same domain.

Samsung TV AirPlay Not Playing Video

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One of the most essential features of AirPlay is its ability to mirror the same videos found on your iOS device directly to the screen. Although music is also something that is easily played as well, many Samsung TV owners use this feature for its visual abilities rather than just its sound properties. If you find that the AirPlay on your Samsung TV will not play the video you are trying to mirror, read below for a few solutions.

If your Samsung TV AirPlay is not playing videos, one of the first and most simplistic problems is that many users do not have their smart devices and TV connected to the same WiFi network. Therefore, you need to check that the network of your smart device mirrors that of which your Samsung TV is using. To do this, go to your WiFi settings within your smart device as well as within the TV itself to ensure they match.

You can find how to navigate to the WiFi settings on your Samsung TV by referring back to the section “Samsung TV AirPlay Settings Not Available.” If this is not the problem, be sure that your TV is updated with the latest firmware. The steps for this can be found under the previous section “Samsung TV AirPlay Not Working Black Screen.”

Samsung TV AirPlay Keeps Disconnecting

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You may not be having a problem with your AirPlay feature working, but once you are within AirPlay and have the screen mirrored without problem, what do you do when it continually disconnects? This is an incredibly frustrating problem as constant disconnecting is something that is obviously extremely interruptive. However, this does not have to your new reality when it comes to using AirPlay.

If your Samsung TV AirPlay keeps disconnecting, one of the first things you need to check is your WiFi connection, as this can be the leading cause of random disconnections. To check the network signal strength on your TV navigate to ‘Settings’ > ‘General’ > ‘Network’ > ‘Open Network Settings’ > ‘Wireless’ and see how many bars are displayed. If there are only one or two bars, your connection may be unstable.

If this is the problem, try moving the router close to your TV as walls between the router and TV can interrupt the strength of your WiFi and cause disconnection. Once you have confirmed the signal strength and you are still having trouble, try resetting your router. To do this, generally, you simply unplug the router from the wall for 60 seconds, but be sure to refer back to the user manual of your router to verify the process.

Samsung TV AirPlay Not Connecting

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When you open up AirPlay on your Samsung TV, you should be able to automatically connect any sprat device so that you can immediately set up the mirroring process. Although ease of use is always ideal, technology is going to fail from time to time, leaving users left to pick up the pieces and resolve the problems which plague their Samsung TV’s. If you have a Samsung TV and your AirPlay is not connecting, what do you do?

If your Samsung TV AirPlay is not connecting, be sure to check the AirPlay settings and restrictions on your smart devices. If you have AirPlay either disabled or restricted, there is no way for the feature to connect to your TV which will then keep the feature from running. You should also be sure to check that your WiFi is working properly, as poor WiFi will lead to a bad connection, causing AirPlay to fail.

To check the WiFi strength on your Samsung TV, refer back to the previous article “Samsung TV AirPlay Keeps Disconnecting” which will give you the steps to see how strong your WiFi signal is. If your WiFi signal is weak, you may need to reset your router which can be done by referring back to the user manual that came with the router or can be completed by unplugging the router for 60 seconds.

Samsung TV AirPlay Audio Not Working

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Of course, when it comes to using AirPlay, one of the most important features is that it is able to flawlessly display a picture for the videos you are wanting to mirror. As important as the picture may be, it is just as essential that the picture is accompanied by proper sound. If you are watching a new movie, are in the middle of a game, or are sitting around watching family videos, what do you do if the audio on AirPlay all the sudden stops working?

If your Samsung TV AirPlay audio is not working, be sure that sound mirroring is turned on so that you can easily relay the sound from your device to your TV. To do this, navigate to ‘Settings’ > ‘Sound’ > ‘Expert Settings’ > ‘Enable Sound Mirroring’ > then enable Bluetooth in your device and select your TV name from the searched list.

If the audio on your Samsung TV is still not working while you are using AirPlay, it could be that your smart device is muted. For a phone, be sure that the volume is turned up and you do not have the device on silent (switch the silence button on the side, up). For a computer, simply be sure that the ‘Mute’ key has not been turned on and then turn the volume up within the keyboard.

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How to Get AirPlay Code for Samsung TV?

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Whether you are using an iPhone, an iPad, or a Mac, you will be able to mirror just about anything from those devices straight to your Samsung TV. This technology is extremely useful, but it does require a few steps to get going. When you open the AirPlay on your Samsung TV, it is going to give you a code that you have to input to transfer to your devices so that they connect and can thus, be mirrored.

To get the AirPlay code to appear on your Samsung TV from an iPhone or iPad, find the video or music that you want to share with your screen. You will then tap the AirPlay icon which is found at the bottom of your screen (it is in the shape of a TV with a small triangle below it). You will then select your specific Samsung TV to mirror the picture and you should then be connected and see the image mirrored.

If you are using a Mac to connect to AirPlay on your Samsung TV, go to the menu bar of your Mac where you will find the AirPlay status. From here, select your specific TV and wait for the device to connect. Once they have connected, your work is done and your Mac should be perfectly mirrored within the picture of your Samsung TV.

How Do I Enable AirPlay On Samsung TV?

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If you are at the very beginning of your AirPlay journey, you may be wondering how to even get this feature to function in the first place. Although the technology may seem advanced, set up for this feature is actually quite easy and offers users a stress-free way to mirror just about anything from their smart devices directly to their TV. If you are looking to find out how to enable AirPlay on your Samsung TV, take a look below.

To enable AirPlay on your Samsung TV, you will go into the settings of your TV first. To do this, navigate to ‘Settings’ > ‘General’ > ‘AirPlay Settings’ > ‘AirPlay’ > and then turn the AirPlay feature ‘On’ if it has not yet been switched on. Once you have done this, your TV will be in a constant mode to be able to mirror whatever you please without having to enable the feature again.

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Once you have AirPlay turned on, you will then connect it to one of your smart devices, but be sure that the device and your TV are both connected to the internet and to the same network. You will then either open an application on your phone or find the AirPlay status in the menu bar of your Mac. Once you are here, click on the AirPlay icon and you should go right into a state or mirroring between the two devices.

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