LG TV AirPlay Not Working: How to Troubleshoot
It has been some time since I used LG TV AirPlay. Due to a recent technical issue, I am unable to connect my iPhone to my LG television.
Could this be the cause of the problem?
Let’s begin by troubleshooting the issue. After that, we can turn our attention to finding the best possible solutions to each problem.
How To Troubleshoot An LG TV AirPlay Not Working
When your LG TV does not support AirPlay, the most likely cause is a problem with your service provider, problems with Wi-Fi connectivity, or issues with the TV’s settings. It is often possible to identify the underlying cause of the issue in a few minutes and fix it in a few minutes.
The first thing you should do if the connection does not work is to check for any possible network problems.
Try using a different network connection if this does not resolve your issue. As soon as network connectivity issues have been eliminated, we can move on to troubleshooting AirPlay issues on your LG TV.
How to troubleshoot LG TV AirPlay
The following are examples of potential problems and solutions:
1. I am unable to use AirPlay on my LG TV
You can also view everything from your smartphone if your LG TV supports AirPlay.
You may want to take advantage of such options if you intend to expand the content area.
Moreover, the content can be easily shared with those in the neighborhood.
You will start wondering what the problem might be when AirPlay does not work.
Before you proceed, you might want to consider the following:
Ensure that AirPlay is activated on your LG television.
The option will have to be enabled if it is disabled or unavailable.
The AirPlay feature should be available under the ‘Smart TV’ section. You will be able to see when and how long your TV has been connected to another device through AirPlay.
Check if the option is still accessible under the ‘More Options’ tab.
You may need to contact LG Support if this option is not available.
You should ensure that AirPlay is enabled on your iPhone.
The option must be enabled if it is disabled or unavailable.
The AirPlay option can be found by going to Settings * Touch ID & Passcode and scrolling down.
Verify that the feature is enabled (available). Should it not be enabled, there may be another issue to resolve.
Be sure to connect the LG TV to the same network as the iPhone.
To use AirPlay, you must be connected to a wireless network.
Hence, you want to make sure that your LG TV and your iPhone are both connected to the same network.
On your iPhone, you can access this information under Settings * Wi-Fi.
Check to see if your phone has been locked.
Your phone must be unlocked before it can be used for streaming or mirroring.
In addition, AirPlay will not function on your LG TV until the phone is connected.
An explanation of how to troubleshoot a broken connection
If none of the above troubleshooting steps have resolved your issue, you might want to try a different approach:
Check to ensure that your LG TV and iPhone are on the same wireless network. This solution has already been discussed.
Media Player on your iPhone should be able to display content through AirPlay if your Wi-Fi connection is good.
Ensure that your LG TV and phone are connected to the same network before you begin using AirPlay.
Note that you will need to connect your LG TV and iPhone to the same Wi-Fi network.
The following steps can be followed if your LG TV is connected to an Ethernet cable.
Otherwise, this step may be skipped.
The Ethernet cable connection will require an additional device (such as a monitor with an HDMI port or a TV capable of screen mirroring) if it is to be used.
2. Your LG TV does not support AirPlay
The viewing of satellite channels does not require a network connection. A strong network connection is required for LG TV AirPlay.
When your LG TV is offline for an extended period, such complications may arise.
Depending on the region, the reason for this may differ.
There have been reports that some LG TVs in the United States have experienced problems when connected through an Ethernet cable.
This issue can be resolved in several ways, including:
Update Firmware and Software
There have been reports of connection difficulties caused by outdated firmware.
Hence, it is necessary to verify whether there are any firmware or software updates.
The LG TV should be updated if it is available.
As a result, you will be able to take advantage of your smart TV’s most recent features and stability.
If you have updated the software but the issue persists, you might need to check the settings of your router. Below, we provide more information on possible solutions.
Determine whether the problem is caused by a network problem
You should determine whether the issue is caused by the network after updating the LG TV’s firmware and software.
Consider the following solutions if this is the case:
Please verify that your network connection is functioning properly.
We mustn’t ignore this step. You can try the following to accomplish this:
Change the network you are using.
Problems with LG TV AirPlay may occur when there is a problem with the network.
It may be necessary to try using another Wi-Fi connection or another Ethernet cable if you are experiencing problems connecting your LG TV to Wi-Fi and Ethernet cable.
Routing and switching settings
When your problem persists, you will need to make changes to the settings of your router.
Disable DMZ functionality in the router’s settings.
Verify that the DMZ function of your router can be disabled.
You must ensure that the default LAN settings on your router are selected.
Therefore, you will only be able to see computers and devices connected to your router and not other devices. Please be aware that:
The LAN configuration can be found on your router’s configuration screen under the “Network” tab or “Advanced”.
3. There is an AirPlay connection but it is not working
You may have tried everything above, but the LG TV still does not display content from your phone.
You may try the following in this instance:
Using an Ethernet cable to troubleshoot AirPlay
You need to change your router’s connection settings if you are using an Ethernet cable with your LG TV but you are unable to use AirPlay.
You will need to go to the router’s settings page to do this.
Locate “NAT” and ensure that the option is unchecked:
Ensure the LAN IP address is correct if you are using a Modem/Router without NAT.
You should check whether it is 192.168.1.1 or 192.168.0.1, based on the LAN IP address set by your modem/router.
If you are not able to do this, or if the LAN IP address is not available, you will need to contact your Internet Service Provider.
Where can I find information on whether my LG television supports AirPlay?
If your device is compatible with LG AirPlay, you should visit AirPlay.LG.com and enter the model number.
To play music from a mobile device to a television, how do I do it?
A: AirPlay is only capable of playing music stored in iTunes or iCloud.
As an alternative, DLNA can be used if you have another music provider.
See the Best Wireless Speakers for LG Smart TVs for more information.
The smart TV I have also supports DLNA. Is it possible to use AirPlay on my LG smart TV using the same method?
A: If you are using a different brand, you may be using the incorrect cable to use AirPlay. It is simple to solve the issue – purchase a Lightning Digital AV Adapter (HDMI).
What should I do if I experience difficulties connecting to a wireless network?
You can try the following solutions if you are experiencing difficulties with wireless networks.
Switch between different Wi-Fi networks.
The LG TV may have problems with other devices using the same 2.4 GHz band if it is using this band.
In your neighborhood or workplace, you may also find other Wi-Fi network devices using the 2.4 GHz band.
It is possible to eliminate this possibility by using a different Wi-Fi network.
Your LG TV may have problems communicating with other devices that utilize the 2.4 GHz band.
In your neighborhood and office, other Wi-Fi networks may also use 2.4 GHz bands.
Eliminating this possibility is possible by using a different Wi-Fi network.
Change the frequency band of your router to a different one (e.g., 5 GHz).
Q: Do I have the option of streaming YouTube videos to my LG television?
In general, you can use AirPlay to stream videos from your iPhone if the videos are in a compatible format (for example, H.264 video and AAC audio). If you wish to stream video in another format, you can also use AirPlay mirroring or DLNA.