Today’s Smart TVs offer many options for watching content.
You can install various apps and watch your favorite shows and movies with them. For example, with a bunch of streaming services.
Also with today’s Smart TVs, you always have the option to watch the desired movie directly from your browser. You just turn on the site where you have the movie and watch it.
Another option is to load the content onto a flash drive and then view it using the USB port of your TV.
All of these methods will work well. However there is another way, which will be most convenient for you if you constantly use your phone and all the necessary apps and streaming is on your phone. This is mirroring your iPhone screen to LG TV with the AirPlay function
What is AirPlay
AirPlay is a technology that Apple has developed for wirelessly streaming media files between devices. With this technology, data can be transmitted directly from the player’s device to any device that will be compatible with AirPlay.
AirPlay is available on such Apple devices:
- iPhone 4 or later
- iPad or iPad Mini
- iPod Touch 4th generation or later
On these devices, you will be able to stream the screen of your mobile device directly on your TV. This is very convenient because you can run the program you want on your phone and it will be streamed directly to your TV.
In addition, Apple has also released the AirPlay 2 technology. Basically, this is a new version of the existing protocol. It works on a similar idea. With this feature, you can also stream video, images, or music, but it works more stable and faster.
AirPlay 2 is supported on all devices with OS X11.4 or later.
How to use AirPlay with your LG TV
Right now, LG TV models after 2019 support the AirPlay 2 feature, which you can use to display your smartphone screen directly on your phone.
In order to use AirPlay version 1, you will need to purchase an Apple TV or any other compatible set-top box. Then the process of connecting your phone to the product will be the same. You only need to :
- Connect your TV, iPhone and Apple TV if you need it to the same Wi-Fi network.
- Then on your iPhone, swipe up from the bottom of the screen if you have an iPhone 8 or earlier, or swipe down from the top right corner if you have an iPhone 10 or later.
- Tap the AirPlay icon.
- Next, you’ll need to select the name of the device to which you want to stream content from your iPhone in the list. Next to each device, you’ll see TV or speaker screen icons so you know what type of content you can stream.
When you use this feature, the TV will automatically use the aspect ratio and orientation that your smartphone uses. If you’re having picture problems, you may need to change the aspect ratio for your device in the zoom settings or in your TV’s aspect ratio settings.
What other ways to stream from your iPhone to LG TV
You can also use Chromecast technology for this purpose. It was developed by Google and will also work well for streaming your iPhone screen on LG Smart TV.
This feature allows you to stream audio or video from thousands of supported apps such as Netflix, Hulu, and many others.
After connecting your Chromecast dongle to your TV, download the Google Home Companion app to connect your device to your home wireless network. After installing the app, the installed Chromecast icon will appear in the supported apps. Next, you will just need to select the device on which you want to showcase your screen.
Also, many services such as Youtube, Netflix, and Hulu have streaming functions already built-in. You can simply turn on the desired show on your iPhone and transfer it to your LG TV in a few clicks.
It won’t stream your screen to your LG TV, it will turn on that same show in the app on your TV.
What are the disadvantages of mirroring your iPhone screen on LG TV
If we talk about what you should pay attention to if you decide to stream your smartphone screen on TV, it’s definitely the fact that everything that happens on your phone will be shown on your TV screen.
People who are watching TV with you at that moment will be able to see your messages if you go to the messenger. It’s also better not to enter any passwords while this function is running. As this information will also be visible.