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How Do I Find the AirPlay Code on My Samsung TV?

As an owner of a Samsung TV, I know the frustration of trying to figure out how to enable AirPlay. After doing some research and testing, I’m here to share what I discovered, and how I solved the issue of finding my Samsung TV’s AirPlay code. I hope this can help others who may be having the same issue.

Tips:

  • Apple AirPlay is compatible with Samsung TV models from 2008 and onward.
  • To find the code, go into settings, then AirPlay, then password, and set a password.
  • To setup AirPlay with your Samsung TV, start by confirming both devices are on the same active WiFi network.
  • Enable Apple AirPlay on the Samsung TV by going into general settings and toggling it to the “on” position.
  • When casting content to the Samsung TV, a passcode should appear on the television.
  • If AirPlay is not working, try toggling the AirPlay setting off and then back on, or power cycle or factory reset the Samsung TV.
  • Finally, be sure the Samsung TV is on the same WiFi network as the Apple AirPlay device.

How Do I Find the AirPlay Code on My Samsung TV?

Apple AirPlay is compatible with Samsung TV models from 2008 and onward. As long as you have a Samsung TV made in the last five or so years you will be able to use Apple AirPlay to stream content directly to the television.

In order to find the Apple AirPlay code on the Samsung TV, you need to go into settings, then AirPlay, then password, and set a password. Apple AirPlay should then prompt you for a passcode and you will see the code on your television.

How to Setup AirPlay With Samsung TV?

When you want to set up Apple AirPlay with your Samsung TV, you need to start with the WiFi network. The most important piece of the puzzle with Apple AirPlay is that you need to have your Apple device as well as the Samsung TV on the same WiFi network.

You must confirm the Apple iPhone or Apple iPad is on the same active WiFi network as your Samsung TV. Once you confirm this, you can move to the next step.

The next piece has to do with enabling or activating Apple AirPlay on your Samsung TV. You need to go into some of the settings of the Samsung TV to make this possible.

When you have your Samsung TV on, go into the setting and then into the general settings section.

You should see an option with the name Apple AirPlay Settings or something of that nature.

This should present to you a toggle where you can turn Apple AirPlay to the “on” position. It may be “off” by default, so switch it to be able to use Apple AirPlay.

Now that you have the WiFi network in place end you have Apple AirPlay ready to go on the Samsung TV, you can start the process to cast to the screen.

When you have your Apple iPhone or Apple iPad, you need to open up the content that you want to shoot to the television first.

When you get the content open, you can look for the Apple AirPlay button on it. If there is one available, you will be able to choose Apple AirPlay and start the sharing feature to send it to the Samsung TV.  

When you start to use Apple AirPlay to send it to the Samsung TV, you will likely see a passcode up on the television.

The passcode you see will be the same passcode you enter on the Apple device. When you enter the passcode, that will give the Apple device permission to use Apple AirPlay to send the content to the television.

Why is AirPlay Not Working With My Samsung TV?

There could be a few different reasons why your Samsung TV does not want to work with Apple AirPlay. The first is likely to do with the Apple AirPlay settings on the television itself.

You want to go into the settings of the television and try to toggle the Apple AirPlay feature “off” and then back “on.” When you do this it could be that you find that the Apple AirPlay will work once again.  

The other option could be that your Samsung TV needs a power cycle or a factory reset. You can do this by taking the plug out of the wall and then plugging the television back in.

A factory reset you can do through the settings. When you try both of these things it will reset the WiFi and Apple AirPlay connection and it may work once again.

Finally, you need to be sure that the Samsung TV is on the same WiFi network as the Apple AirPlay device. With your Apple iPhone or Apple iPad, you must be on the same WiFi network as the Samsung TV.

Verify this time and time again in the vent that you are unable to use Apple AirPlay with your Apple device and your Samsung TV. The WiFi may be the root cause of the issue. 

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Pros of Airplay with Samsung TV

  • Easy to set up and use
  • Can stream content from Apple devices to the television
  • Works with a variety of Samsung TV models

Cons of Airplay with Samsung TV

  • May require a power cycle or factory reset to work properly
  • Only compatible with certain Samsung TV models
  • Requires both devices to be on the same WiFi network