How to fix Airplay not working on Roku 

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How to fix Airplay not working on Roku

How to fix Airplay not working on Roku 


AirPlay is not working on your Roku device!!!!! 

How to fix it????

In this guide, I am going to show you how to troubleshoot the issue.

And I will help you get your Roku AirPlay to be working in no time.

Let’s Begin.

Why Is AirPlay Not Working on Roku?

The issue is caused by various reasons. Maybe your IOS Device, maybe your Roku device, or your internet environment.

However, most AirPlay problems are internet-related or temporary issues solved by a restart or a reset.

Here are the most often reasons:

  • Weak internet connection
  • Large distance between the Roku TV and Apple Device
  • Incompatible devices
  • Outdated Roku TV software
  • Enabled Firewall Protection on Mac
  • Connected to different network

The most issues:

  • AirPlay Code Not Showing On Roku TV
  • AirPlay Not Detecting Roku/Roku TV Not Popping Up
  • AirPlay Not Playing On Roku/AirPlay On Roku Not Showing Video
  • AirPlay Not Connecting to Roku
  • Roku AirPlay Music Not Working
  • Roku AirPlay Volume Not Working
  • Roku AirPlay Keeps Disconnecting

Below are 10 troubleshooting steps to fix any Airplay screen mirror issue on your Roku device in 2022:

How to Fix AirPlay not  working on Roku

Check Your devices Compatibility

Step 1: Check your Roku Device Compatibility

Checking the compatibility making sure that your TCL or Hisense Roku TV, Streamingbar, Soundbar, or streaming stick supports Airplay 2.

Check the compatibility you need to know the software version and device model. 

To find this information, go to the home screen and select Settings > System > About. If necessary, you can manually have your Roku device check for a software update.

The Roku devices listed below must be running Roku OS 9.4 or higher to support Apple HomeKit and streaming with AirPlay 2.

Roku TV™ Axxxx, Cxxxx, CxxGB, 7xxxx 
Roku Streambar® 9102 
Roku Streambar Pro 9101R2 
Roku Smart Soundbar 9101 
onn.™ • Roku Smart Soundbar 9100 
Roku Streaming Stick®+ 3810, 3811 
Roku Streaming Stick 4K 3820 
Roku Streaming Stick 4K+ 3821 
Roku Express 4K 3940 
Roku Express 4K+ 3941 
Roku Premiere 3920, 4620 
Roku Premiere+ 3921, 4630 
Roku Ultra 4600, 4640, 4660, 4661, 4670, 4800, 4802 
Roku Ultra LT 4662, 4801 

The Roku devices listed below must be running Roku OS 10.0 or higher to support Apple HomeKit and streaming with AirPlay 2.

Roku TV Dxxxx, 8xxxx 
Roku Streaming Stick 3600, 3800, 3801 
Roku Express 3900, 3930, 3801 
Roku Express+ 3910, 3931 
Roku HD 3932 
Roku 2 4205, 4210 
Roku 3 4200, 4201, 4230 

Step 2: Check your IOS devices Compatibility

The Apple devices below support streaming audio and video with AirPlay 2.

  • iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch with iOS 12.3 or later
  • Mac with macOS Mojave 10.14.5 or later

If you need more information, visit the Apple support website.

After you make sure your IOS devices and Roku devices are compatible.

There are 10 ways to help you fix the AirPlay not working Issues on Roku.

1: System Restart your Roku TV

The simplest way to fix the issue is to restart your  Roku devices.

It could solve the problem on most occasions.

To switch off your Roku device, wait for a few seconds and then turn it back on.

Or do a system restart from the settings using your remote.

2:Check if AirPlay is on 

Another way is to check whether AirPlay is turned on or not on your TV.

Because your AirPlay feature often is disabled after you reset your Roku TV

3: Enable Fast TV start

Check your Fast TV settings. 

You can not stream AirPlay unless you’ve enabled Fast TV to start on your TCL Roku TV.

4: Connect Apple Device and Roku TV to the Same Network

Airplay won’t work if your Apple device connects to a  different network from your Roku TV.

So make sure they are connecting with the same Network.

5. Reset Roku TV Network

 Reset Roku TV’s network to increase the connection speed. 

Roku working a long time with internet will cause many internet problems. So  Reset your Roku Tv network could fix many internet problems.

6. Turn Off the Firewall Protection

If your AirPlay is not working on Roku TV while streaming from Mac, you can turn off the Firewall on Mac.

Because  Firewall protection on your Mac blocks incoming connections from unauthorized programs or services.

7. Update Roku TV Device

Another way to get your Roku Airplay working is to update your Roku device software. 

Make sure your Roku Device updates to the latest version.

8, Factory Reset Roku TV 

If the issue still persists, you can factory reset the Roku TV device as of last resort to solve the issue by yourself. It will reset the settings and unlink your account from the device.

9. Reset Paired Devices

Another way to fix this issue is to reset your paired devices on your Roku device.

The procedure is quite easy.

First, turn Airplay off.

To do that, open Settings > Apple AirPlay and HomeKit, turn OFF Airplay

On the same Apple Airplay and HomeKit page and reset the paired devices 

Second, proceed to restart the Roku device.

Finally, go back to the device’s settings and turn AirPlay back on.

10. Restart your router and modem

If you are facing any other issues because of the network connection, you can simply restart the router and modem. In most cases, this has been the best fix.

11. Contact Roku Support or Contact Apple Support

If you are unable to solve the problem after trying out all the fixes given above, you can contact the Roku support team or Apple support team. They will help you to resolve the issue.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Why can’t I find AirPlay on my Roku TV?

The AirPlay feature is available only on the selected Roku TVs. You can check the full list of Roku devices in this list.

2. How do I activate AirPlay on Roku TV?

You can enable and activate the AirPlay feature on Roku TV from the System Settings menu.

3. Why can’t I AirPlay to my Roku TV?

AirPlay relies exclusively on WiFi, so if you’re having problems with network connectivity, this could be the reason your AirPlay doesn’t work with your rookie. Apple suggests that you ensure your AirPlay devices are in line with each other, and check that these two devices are their latest.

4. How do I enable AirPlay on Roku?

Set up AirPlay on Roku:

  • Go to “Apple AirPlay and HomeKit.” Melanie Weir/Insider.
  • Set AirPlay to “On.” Melanie Weir/Insider.
  • On Spotify, tap the “Devices” icon.
  • Tap on “Airplay or Bluetooth.”
  • Tap on the name of your TV.
  • Tap the “Share” button.
  • Scroll down and tap “Airplay.”
  • Tap the airplay button at the bottom of the screen.

5. Why won’t my iPhone screen mirror my Roku TV?

You have to take something like this to mirror on your Roku TV.

On your Roku, go to Settings> System> Screen Mirroring.

Under screen mirroring mode, check that either Prompt or Always Allow is selected, as indicated by the checkmark. 

If your iPhone can’t connect, check screen mirroring devices for possible blocked devices. 

Always review the list under the Blocked Devices section.

6. Why does AirPlay keep disconnecting from Roku?

If Roku AirPlay continues to disconnect, make sure your Apple device has both Bluetooth and WiFi-enabled.

 If you have recently installed a software update on your Apple device, these features may be turned off, which may be the reason for the constant disconnect from your Roku device.

7. How do I activate AirPlay?

Make sure the AirPlay setting is on

  • On the TV remote control, press the (select input) button and then select (airplay).
  • Select AirPlay and HomeKit settings and turn on AirPlay

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Patricia Meyers is a freelance writer for many websites in the IPTV universe. He has previous experience in IPTV and was project manager for the IPTV project at Ericsson (EAB) in Sweden. Meyers has assisted in a number of research projects including the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

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