AirPlay is a proprietary wireless communication protocol stack developed by Apple. Airplay lets you share photos, videos, music, and others from your Apple devices to Apple TV and other Smart TVs. It was first developed in 2007 as AirTunes, implemented only in Apple devices, and used for audio-only. It was only in 2010 that Apple changed AirTunes to AirPlay and licensed it as a third-party component technology to manufactures. AirPlay is compatible with streaming devices like Roku, Apple TV. If AirPlay is not working on Roku, use the following methods to solve it.

How to Solve AirPlay Not Working Issue on Roku?

(1) AirPlay Code Not Showing on Roku TV

Whenever you want to AirPlay something from your iOS device to your Roku device, there will be a code appearing on the screen of your Roku device, which should be entered into your iOS device to complete the connection. If the code does not appear, check whether the OS on your Roku device is either Roku OS 9.4 or Roku OS 10.0, which is based on the TV model. Then, follow the steps below to check for updates:

(1) Press Home on your Roku remote.

(2) Select Settings from the home screen and choose System.

(3) Choose System Updates and select Check Now.

Select Check now to solve AirPlay not working on Roku

(2) AirPlay Not Detecting Roku

There will be times when AirPlay on your iOS device does not detect your Roku device. This problem may arise when your iOS device and Roku device are not connected to the same Wi-Fi network but are connected to different networks. You can solve this problem by connecting both devices to the same Wi-Fi network. Check to which network your device is connected with the below steps:

(1) Press the Home button on your Roku remote.

(2) Select Settings and choose Network.

(3) Choose About, and you will see which network your Roku is connected to.

Select About

(3) AirPlay Not Playing on Roku

After both your iOS device and Roku device are connected by AirPlay, the videos you are trying to display on the Roku device are not getting played or not even showing up. Then you can try restarting both your devices. To restart Roku, use the following method:

(1) Press Home on your Roku remote.

(2) Choose Settings and select System.

(3) Select System restart and choose Restart.

Select System restart and choose Restart to solve AirPlay not working on Roku

(4) AirPlay Not Connecting to Roku

When you select the AirPlay icon on your iOS device, and your Roku device name shows up on the list, AirPlay just doesn’t get connected to your Roku device. Check whether you have turned on the AirPlay setting in your Roku device for this problem. Use the following steps to check the AirPlay setting:

(1) Press Home on your Roku remote.

(2) Select Settings and choose Apple AirPlay and HomeKit.

Select Settings and choose Apple AirPlay and HomeKit

(3) Select AirPlay and set it On to make the connection possible.

(5) AirPlay Keeps Disconnecting on Roku

Sometimes after connecting AirPlay and Roku without any problems but it keeps disconnecting. This may be because your iOS device has Wi-Fi or Bluetooth turned Off, or the resolution in which you are playing the video is too high for your network to handle. So check both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth are turned On and reduce the resolution of the video manually on your iOS device.

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These are the method in which you can solve AirPlay not working on Roku. If all the above methods fail, go to Roku Support or Apple Support. Here, you can get help from professional technicians who solve these kinds of problems daily.