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Screen casting your iPhone, Mac, or iPad to Sony Bravia can come in handy in many situations when you want to see something on a larger screen. A common question is whether it is possible to cast your screen via AirPlay to Sony Bravia without Apple TV.
The good thing is that there are various screen casting platforms and useful apps available in the market, so yes, it is definitely possible to mirror your Apple devices to Sony Bravia. Even if Sony Bravia AirPlay is not working, you can check out the other third-party tools.
Keep reading to learn all about how you can screen mirror your Apple devices to Sony Bravia TVs.
AirPlay is one of the most popular features of Apple device users. It is a useful feature you can use to connect your iPad, iPhone, or MacBook to a Smart TV. A significant benefit of using the AirPlay feature is that it can cast any type of media file from your Apple device to a bigger screen like a Sony TV.
However, lack of compatibility is a common issue associated with most Sony Smart TVs. Therefore, before you make up your mind about using AirPlay to connect your apple device to a Sony Bravia TV, you must determine whether your TV support AirPlay.
The following 2021 models of Sony TVs support AirPlay:
Some of the models introduced in 2020 also support AirPlay 2:
Support for AirPlay in Sony Google TVs or Sony Bravia is even more limited, as shown in the following list of series and TV models:
If you are sure that your Sony Smart TV and Mac support AirPlay, you can use this feature to turn your TV into a second monitor for your Mac PC or MacBook. Make sure that your TV software is up-to-date to get the best results.
You can start streaming from Mac to Sony TV via AirPlay in the following five steps:
The benefit of using AirPlay is that it is available on all modern iPhone, iPad, and MacBook models. If your Sony Bravia supports AirPlay, you can use it for iPhone or iPad to Sony Bravia screen mirroring.
Follow these five steps to start mirroring iPhone or iPad to Sony Bravia TV:
Since the list of Sony Smart TVs that support AirPlay is highly limited, there is a high chance that you might have a Sony Bravia TV that does not have the AirPlay feature. You can avoid such incompatibility issues by using a third-party tool like AirDroid Cast.
AirDroid Cast is a powerful and user-friendly screen sharing tool. You can use it to mirror your iPad, iPhone, Mac, and even Android devices to web browser-enabled Smart TVs such as Sony Bravia.
Using AirDroid Cast is a reliable alternative to AirPlay because it supports different types of devices with varying operating systems. You don't have to worry about going through an extensive compatibility list to use AirDroid Cast. It will work perfectly as long as you have a web browser on your Sony Bravia TV.
If you want to mirror any of your smartphones (Android or iOS), Mac, or Windows computers to a Sony Smart TV that has a web browser, you can do it in the following steps:
Once you scan the QR code or enter the code, the screen of your device will be shared with Sony Bravia TV.
Following are the major benefits of using AirDroid Cast Web:
Since AirPlay 2 and HomeKit are in-built features of Apple devices, there are several benefits of using them.
Sony TVs that support AirPlay 2 can stream media and mirror the screen from your Apple devices like iPad, iPhone, and Mac wirelessly. Hence, you don't have to spend money on buying an external device.
AirPlay 2 is also useful in connecting your Smart TV with wireless speakers, receivers, and even other TVs. Whereas, HomeKit can be used to incorporate your Sony TV into the overall smart home features. You can use HomeKit to control your TV through the Home App on your Apple device or Siri.
The key features of AirPlay 2 related to casting and screen mirroring are:
Following are some common issues associated with using AirPlay on Sony Bravia and how to fix them.
1. Lack of Compatibility
The most common issue is that AirPlay is not compatible with all of the Sony Bravia models. Check the compatibility from the list of Sony Smart TVs given above.
Moreover, if your TV’s software is up-to-date and you are still not seeing the AirPlay feature in the settings, it means your TV does not support AirPlay.
The only solution to this problem is you should use a third-party screen mirroring app like AirDroid Cast to mirror your Apple device to Sony TV.
2. No Sound or Video
If you are not getting the audio or video after entering the AirPlay code, you should try a power reset and repeat the process. Simply unplug the TV from the power source directly and let it sit for 60 seconds before plugging it back in. Use the AirPlay feature again to start screen mirroring.
3. Firmware Issues
Firmware issues are common with most Android TVs. If the firmware of your Sony Bravia TV is out of date, it is possible that you might not be able to enable the AirPlay feature. Therefore, you should update the Sony Bravia TV software by accessing the Software Update settings and installing the latest updates.
The bottom line is that there are multiple ways of screen mirroring your Apple devices to Sony Bravia TV. You can try the first option of using AirPlay, but many people face compatibility issues with it as it does not support all of the Sony Bravia TVs.
In such a situation, AirDroid Cast is the perfect alternative to AirPlay and other screen mirroring options. You are unlikely to face any compatibility issuest. Every Sony Bravia TV has a web browser, and you can easily start casting your devices to Sony TV with AirDroid Cast Web.
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