If the Airplay feature is not working on your Vizio TV, there’s no need to worry. There are troubleshooting methods that will get Airplay working again on your Vizio TV. This article will walk you through all possible troubleshooting methods, so you can stream content effortlessly from your Apple Devices to your Vizio TV.
Airplay is a wireless streaming service introduced by Apple. It is a very user friendly and efficient way to stream content from your Apple device, directly to your TV or a compatible device. Airplay lets you stream content on not just other Apple devices, but any on any device with an Airplay 2 support. Since the feature is such an efficient way to cast videos on your TV, facing an error that prevents users from using the feature is a major inconvenience. Read this article to know some workarounds.
Also read: How to get Airplay on Vizio TV
Fixes for Airplay not working on Vizio:
1) Check the iOS version:
You need to make sure that your iOS device runs on iOS 12.4 or higher. The following devices can receive an iOS greater than 12.4:
iPhone X, iPhone 6/6 Plus and later;
iPhone SE, iPhone 5S, iPad Pro;
12.9-in., 10.5-in., 9.7-in. iPad Air and later;
iPad, 5th generation and later;
iPad Mini 2 and later;
iPod Touch 6th generation
macOS Mojave 10.14.5 or higher
Update your iOS device to fulfill the minimum compatibility requirements if you happen to be using an older version.
2) Check your TV’s Firmware:
You need to see to it that your TV’S firmware is up-to-date. to check if your TV is running on the latest possible firmware do the following – Press the menu button on your remote and go to System. Now, highlight Check for updates and select it. If a firmware update is available, your TV will automatically start downloading it.
3) Enable Airplay 2 and HomeKit:
Make sure that your TV has both Airplay 2 and HomeKit enabled. To check that, go to SmartCast Home by pressing the Home Button on your Vizio remote. Select the Extras menu and hover over the Airplay option to make sure it’s On.
Also, make sure that the Airplay icon is visible on the SmartCast Home. You should find the icon in the upper right corner.
4) Check your network connectivity:
Check if your TV is properly connected to a network. To do so, go to the Network menu and select the ‘Test Connection’ option. If the test tells you that your device isn’t connected to the network, you might need to troubleshoot your network. This takes us to our next step.
Also, see to it that both your iOS device and Vizio TV are connected to the same network.
5) Power cycle your router:
A network or a Wi-Fi connection is crucial to use the Airplay feature or the Smart cast feature on Vizio TV. If your device shows an error with the connectivity, you can try power cycling your router. Turn off and unplug the router. Wait for 30 seconds and plug it back in. Once, your devices have established a stable connection with the network, try to use Airplay again. If the connectivity problems still persist, you might need to contact your ISP. A bad network connection can be the reason behind Airplay not working on your Vizio TV.
6) Reset your Vizio TV:
Resetting your TV will delete all of your custom settings like display calibration. So, make note of those if you need to before resetting your TV to factory settings.
To continue with the factory reset, press the Menu button on the remote > select Admin and Privacy > Reset TV to factory settings.
If you have an older model of the Vizio TV, the option to factory reset your device will be under ‘System settings‘.
After your Vizio TV restarts, complete the setup process and then try using Airplay.
These troubleshooting methods should solve any Airplay issues on your Vizio TV. But if none of these solutions do the job, you can always contact the official Vizio Support to help you out further.