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Casting to Apple TV

If you have Apple TV, you can cast to it from a Macbook or from an iOS enabled iPhone or iPad (with some restrictions – such as when this is deliberately blocked by an external distributor, see https://help.view.bafta.org/help-articles/not-available-to-cast-restrictions/)

Casting to Apple TV for Macbook
If you have Apple TV connected to your Smart TV, you can cast from your Macbook to the Smart
TV via AirPlay. For best results, use the latest version of Apple’s native Safari browser.

  1. Switch your TV AUX or EXT (or equivalent) setting to the corresponding HDMI port where
    your Apple TV is connected.
  2. On your Apple TV Menu page, go to Settings and click AirPlay and HomeKit.
  3. In AirPlay and HomeKit ensure AirPlay is switched to On.
  4. Return to your Apple TV Menu page.
  5. On your Macbook, go to System Preferences and click Displays.
  6. In Displays, go to the AirPlay Display drop-down and select the room in which your Apple
    TV device is located. Your current Macbook display will now be mirrored on your TV.

7. On your Macbook, click WATCH on your chosen title. As it begins to play, you can adjust the screen display (eg. expand to Full Screen) as you require for your TV.

Casting to Apple TV for iPhone or iPad
As with casting from Macbook to Apple TV, for the best results follow this process and use the Safari browser.

  1. Switch your TV AUX or EXT (or equivalent) setting to the corresponding HDMI port where
    your Apple TV is connected.
  2. On your Apple TV Menu page, go to Settings and click AirPlay and HomeKit.
  3. In AirPlay and HomeKit ensure AirPlay is switched to On.
  4. Return to your Apple TV Menu page.
  5. On your iPhone or iPad, click ‘WATCH’ on the film you want to view.
  6. The title begins to play on your iPhone or iPad. Look for the white screen icon in the
    bottom of the screen and tap it.

7. A box will pop up with the list of devices you can cast the video to. Tap the one that represents your Apple TV.

8. The video will now cast to your TV.

Screen Mirroring from an iPhone or iPad
If you experience difficulties with casting from iPhone or iPad to Apple TV, the Screen Mirroring functionality provides an alternative – albeit not quite as exact – approach.
The process is near identical for iPhones and iPads, give or take small variations in the numerous
model variations of each device.

  1. Switch your TV AUX or EXT (or equivalent) setting to the corresponding HDMI port where
    your Apple TV is connected.
  2. On your Apple TV Menu page, go to Settings and click AirPlay and HomeKit.
  3. In AirPlay and HomeKit ensure AirPlay is switched to On.
  4. Return to your Apple TV Menu page.
  5. On your iPhone swipe up from the very bottom of the home screen to bring up a range of
    auxiliary functions (such as the Torch). If using an iPad you should scroll down from the top
    right corner. You will find the Screen Mirroring function here. Tap it.
  1. A box will appear listing your connected Apple TV devices and rooms. Tap the one you want to mirror to. This will then be confirmed on the list of auxiliary functions and your iPhone/iPad display will mirror onto your TV.

7. Go to Settings on your iPhone / iPad and in General select AirPlay and HandOff. Turn Automatically AirPlay to TVs off – either by selecting Never or Ask. This is IMPORTANT, otherwise when your device becomes aware you are trying to send content to an Apple
TV it will automatically try to AirPlay them instead of Screen Mirroring and you may run into difficulties with some films as described above in the Casting from an iPhone or iPad section.

  1. In your web browser in your iPhone/iPad now find the title you want to watch in BAFTA View at voting.bafta.org. Click WATCH.
  2. The video will play simultaneously on iPhone/iPad and TV. Rotate your iPhone/iPad horizontally for correct aspect ratio. Use the pinch Zoom functions on your iPhone/iPad to expand the view as required (display will vary depending on your TV, and excessive Zooming will result in a loss of picture sharpness). You can also tap the Full Screen option on the player to assist with this – although some iPhone/iPad models may attempt to use Airplay when you do this. If this happens, do not use the Full Screen and rely on pinch-Zooming to adjust your display as you require.