You have friends over and you want to share great videos or the perfect party mix that’s on your iPhone. Or you’re in the middle of an epic action movie on your iPhone that could use a little more screen. That’s why this article comes in, and here we’ll show you how to put movies and songs on your iPhone to stream to Apple TV 3.

Step 1. Put videos and audios to iPhone on Mac

iPhone can play MPEG-4 (H.264/MPEG-4) and QuickTime videos. If you want to convert FLV, MKV, AVI, WMV, M2TS, MTS, RMVB and other types of videos to iPhone movies, you can turn to iPhone Video Converter for Mac. This iPhone video converter can convert various video formats to iPhone movies at fast converting speed and with excellent video quality.

Note: You can know the detailed step-by-step guide on how to put and play video to iPhone, transfer videos from iPhone to Mac and Get and Watch Free Movies on Your iPhone 4S here.

Part 2: Stream movies and music from iPhone to Apple TV with AirPlay wirelessly

Apple’s iPhone features an internal wireless receiver that allows you to stream music or videos over a Wi-Fi network, but the device’s wireless streaming option is only compatible with the Apple TV. With the Apple TV connected to a wireless router, the iPhone streams to the Apple TV’s “AirPlay” function, which is capable of receiving media from any Apple operating system. Once the iPhone connects to the AirPlay function, the Apple TV automatically switches to the streaming media.

Airplay set-up

Power on your Apple TV. Select the “Settings” option using your Apple TV remote control. Select the “AirPlay” option. After that select “On” to activate the AirPlay feature.

(Note: AirPlay is available on iPad, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, and iPod Touch 2nd generation and later.)

How to stream movies/music from your iPhone to Apple TV

Stream movies from iPhone to Apple TV
Fire up the ‘Videos’ app, open a video and it will auto-play. The AirPlay icon allows you to easily push this content to your Apple TV. Once playing on the big screen, you’ll see a note on your iPhone that the “video is playing on Apple TV”.

Stream music from your iPhone to Apple TV
Using the Music app on your iPhone. Double-click on the home button and it will reveal the multitasking bar. Swipe right not once, but twice. Here you will find the familiar AirPlay menu. Click on the circular icon with the up arrow that appears to the right. Here you can select Apple TV. If all goes well, music will start playing through your television.

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5 Responses to How to Stream Movies/Music from iPhone to Apple TV

  1. OkiNally0274 says:

    Does this apply to iPhone 3gs?

  2. Dakossa says:

    Or just get an Apple video cable. Problem solved.

  3. newsjunkie says:

    I was having a similar problem and at times it wouldn’t play at all. I called Apple and they recommended to keep the ATV on a wired Internet connection.

  4. Carolina says:

    Can I watch movies from iMovie or from my iPhone on Apple TV?

  5. Moji says:

    I used to control my AppleTV with the Remote app on my iPhone… but it doesn’t work perfectly anymore.

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