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How do I use AirPlay on iOS devices?

AirPlay lets you wirelessly stream what’s on your iOS device to your TV and speakers when using Apple TV.  

AirPlay is available on all devices running the Cinemanow iOS App. A second-generation Apple TV or later is required.

 A few things to consider:

  • Closed Captions don’t show up on the TV, they remain on the iOS device.
  • We support only SD content on the device. This may become more noticeable when it is on the TV. Even when we upgrade to HD on the device (coming soon), AirPlay will only support SD.
  • For devices running iOS 9, Airplay and the CinemaNow app (version 2.5.1.8 and above) are not currently compatible.

If your iOS device is on the same network as an Apple TV, an AirPlay button will appear to the left of the CC button, near the bottom-right corner of your screen.

Select the AirPlay button to display your available Apple TV devices on the network. When selecting the Apple TV, it may take up to 10-15 seconds for AirPlay to start. The Apple TV (and the connected TV) must be powered on, in order for AirPlay to successfully start.

 

Q: How will I know if my content is streaming using AirPlay?

A: When your Apple TV is playing in AirPlay mode, the AirPlay button will turn blue, and the player will show a black screen with a TV image placeholder.

 

Q: What controls are available when I use AirPlay with my Apple TV?
A: The player controls are still accessible on the device, except for volume control. You can also use the Apple TV remote to play or pause the video.

 

Q: How do I exit AirPlay mode?

A: To exit AirPlay mode, select the blue AirPlay button, and then select the device name (e.g. iPad / iPhone). Video playback will then continue on the device.

 

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