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Use Apple TV in a Classroom

In classrooms or spaces with Apple TV, users can use AirPlay on iOS devices or Mac computers.

With AirPlay on your iOS device, you can stream music, photos, and videos to Apple TV.

With AirPlay Mirroring on your iOS device, you can display your iOS screen on the projector connected to the Apple TV.

With AirPlay on your Mac, you can mirror your Mac display or extend your desktop to the projector connected to the Apple TV.

How to use AirPlay on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch

Not all apps are developed to support AirPlay mirroring.

See directions below or consult Apple’s article: Use AirPlay or AirPlay Mirroring on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch

Display the Apple TV on the projector

  1. The Apple TV should already be on.
  2. Change the source for the projector to Apple TV by pressing the button on the wall control panel.
  3. The projector should display Apple TVs screen with its name listed.

Use AirPlay

  1. Connect your iOS device to “The College of Wooster” Wi-Fi network.
  2. On your iOS device, swipe up from the bottom of your screen to open Control Center.
  3. Tap AirPlay.
  4. Tap the name of the Apple TV you want to stream content to. On iPad, you might need to scroll to see all of the available Apple TVs.
  5. To mirror your iOS screen to the projector, tap Mirroring.
  6. Apple TV will generate a security code displayed on the projector. Enter that code on your device. Tap Done.
AirPlay as it appears on an iPad and iPhone
AirPlay menu with available devices as it appears on an iPhone
  • When you choose an AirPlay device, audio or video from your iOS device will play on the speakers and projector that is connected to your Apple TV.
  • If you turn on Mirroring, you’ll see your entire iOS screen on the projector that is connected to your Apple TV. Your TV will use the orientation and aspect ratio of your device.

Turn AirPlay off

  1. On your iOS device, swipe up from the bottom of your screen to open Control Center.
  2. Tap AirPlay.
  3. Tap your device (iPhone or iPad) at the top of the AirPlay list. 
  4. Tap Done
Menu showing connection to an AirPlay device on an iPhone
AirPlay Menu displaying Turn Off AirPlay Mirroring

How to use AirPlay on your Mac

For the best performance, quit applications and close windows that are not needed. Instead of mirroring your built-in display, try extending your desktop and use the Apple TV as a second monitor.

Some videos may not display due to digital copyright protections.

Mac models since mid 2011 have processors that support AirPlay Mirroring. If your College-issued computer has not been upgraded since 2012, AirPlay may not be available.

See directions below or consult Apple’s article: Use AirPlay to display video from your Mac

Display the Apple TV on the projector

  1. The Apple TV should already be on.
  2. Change the source for the projector to Apple TV by pressing the appropriate button on the control panel.
  3. The projector should display Apple TV’s screen with its name listed.

Use AirPlay

  1. The computer must be awake.
  2. Click the AirPlay icon in the menu bar.
  3. Choose the Apple TV under “Connect To AirPlay Display.” 
  4. Apple TV will generate a security code displayed on the projector. Enter that AirPlay code on your computer. Tap OK.
  5. The icon turns blue when your Mac is using an AirPlay display.
  6. From the same AirPlay menu, under “Use AirPlay Display To,” choose either Mirror Display or Extended Desktop.
AirPlay Menu as it appears on a Mac

Turn AirPlay off

To stop using Apple TV as an AirPlay display,

  1. Click the AirPlay icon in the menu bar.
  2. Choose Disconnect AirPlay Display.
Disconnect AirPlay Menu on a Mac
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