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The Apple AirPlay feature provides a way to stream videos (and other media) to various devices, from Apple hardware to smart TVs. Even Amazon Fire TV devices – and Samsung Smart TV – it can show (or play, if it’s listening) videos you download from your iPhone, iPad, or Mac. That said, there are more. As long as you’re using a compatible Amazon Fire TV Smart TV, connecting to AirPlay is a simple matter of going through menus. Fire TV Sticks, on the other hand, aren’t that complicated.
That doesn’t mean it’s impossible to share media from your Apple device to your Fire TV Stick. In fact, actually. Streaming videos, photos, music, etc. through these devices is a straightforward process once you set everything up. Just putting it all together takes a little digital time. But as long as you know what to do, it all only takes a few minutes.
Setting up AirPlay on Fire TV Stick
Fire TV Sticks currently do not offer any form of communication with Apple’s interface. However, there is a solution to this problem through other third-party applications.
- One of the most recommended AirPlay screen sharing apps for Fire TV Sticks is AirScreen. Open the Appstore on your Fire TV Stick and download AirScreen, then wait for the installation to complete.
- Make sure your iPhone and Fire TV Stick are connected to the same Wi-Fi network, then open the AirScreen app.
- Follow the on-screen prompts to connect the two devices, then turn on your iPhone and follow the on-screen prompts.
- Open the Control Center on your iPhone (Swipe down from the top right corner of the screen) and click the Screen Mirroring icon.
- Select Fire TV Stick from the list of available devices to start sharing your iPhone’s screen.
- You can also connect your Mac or MacBook via AirScreen by opening AirScreen on your Fire TV Stick, selecting Help, selecting macOS and selecting AirPlay.
- Once done, select AirPlay on your Mac and select Fire TV Stick from the list of devices.
Note that using AirScreen is not exactly the same as using AirPlay, and if your phone is facing straight ahead, the video quality and size may be affected. Rotate the phone vertically (color mode) to match the image quality on all devices.