AirPlay Icon Missing in Control Center

The AirPlay icon is now available in the Control Center. To access the Control Center, swipe up from the very bottom of the screen. If your device is connected to the same network as your Apple TV, you should see the AirPlay option. Please note the iPad 1 does not support AirPlay. (Scroll down to continue reading if your AirPlay icon is missing)

AirPlay Icon Missing in Control Center

AirPlay Icon Missing in Control Center

Missing AirPlay in Control Center

There are a variety of issues that can cause the AirPlay icon to be missing from the Control Center.

AirPlay Icon Missing in Control Center

First, make sure that the AirPlay option is enabled on the Apple TV. Go to Settings > AirPlay and verify that the AirPlay option is On.

Apple TV AirPlay Settings

If the AirPlay setting was already on, the next thing to try is rebooting your devices including your router. Many users have reported success after rebooting their router. After the router has rebooted and the devices have connected, the AirPlay option should appear in the Control Center.

Further issues can be caused by outdated versions. Make sure your devices are all up to date, including your Apple TV, iPad/iPhone, and also verify that the router is updated to the latest firmware.

Some router configurations may interfere with the AirPlay feature. Log into your router’s setting and see if adjusting these configurations one by one resolves the issue:

  • Enable the IGMP Snooping feature

  • Change the Network Authentication from WPA2-PSK to Mixed WPA2/WPA-PSK Adaptive.

  • Change Encryption from TKIP/AES to AES.


One Comment

  1. Airplay was working fine (two Denon Receivers and an Apple TV). My daughter paused the music playing on her iPad. The receiver froze up. When I rebooted it, Airplay and Home Sharing had stopped working on our network. None of the devices show up on our iPhones and iPads, nor on iTunes.

    I rebooted our Netgear FVS381G Router. No change.
    I checked and IGMP is allowed.

    Any other suggestion?

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