Written by Kaylee Wood | Last update: June 16, 2020
Commonly, AirPlay without Apple TV is impracticable as Apple TV is the tag end to receive iPhone iPad AirPlay and then display what's on iPhone iPad with a better visual and aural effect. Put it simply, AirPlay mirroring can be only realized between iPhone iPad and Apple TV equipped with Apple's AirPlay protocol. Is it impossible to enable AirPlay without Apple TV or stream iPhone iPad contents without Apple TV? The answer is surely no, and you can follow this thorough guide ranging from wireless streaming to HDMI connection to AirPlay video music on your iPhone iPad to Mac, PC and HDTV without the need of the expensive Apple TV.
It is accessible to AirPlay without Apple TV via 5KPlayer to make Mac PC receive video music streaming or AirPlay mirroring from iPhone iPad. 5KPlayer is as of now the best free AirPlay sender and receiver as well to AirPlay iPhone to Mac or PC, Mac or PC to Apple TV wirelessly.
With the continuous improvement of technology, computers at present can offer a high quality display nearly as Apple TV to show off photos, videos and any other contents from iPhone iPad. No need for Apple TV, you can enable AirPlay on iPhone iPad with the help of 5KPlayer to AirPlay mirroring iPhone iPad iOS 13 and stream video music to computer without any cable.
Notice: Before iPhone iPad AirPlay, please make sure that your iPhone iPad and computer are in the same WiFi network.
Step 1: Free download 5KPlayer, install and launch it on your Mac or PC.
Step 2: Swipe up from the bottom of your iPhone or iPad, tap AirPlay to make your iPhone iPad automatically detect your computer.
Step 3: After detecting, tap your computer's name and then 5KPlayer will help enable iPhone iPad AirPlay without Apple TV.
Notice: 5KPlayer, as the best AirPlay server, can turn Mac PC into iPhone iPad display to show videos, music, TV shows in HD quality. iPad iPhone screen mirroring and iOS iPhone iPad screen recording are also a piece of cake to 5KPlayer.
Google Chromecast would not allow you to mirror iPhone iPad display on the TV, but it will let you to send videos, audio, pictures and information from its supported apps like Hulu, Netflix, HBO Go, YouTube, Spotify, etc. to realize Chromecast AirPlay without Apple TV.
Step 1: Plug the Chromecast into your TV and use the Google Home companion app to connect the device to the WiFi network.
Step 2: Go to your iPhone iPad and you will see the Chromecast icon has appeared in supported apps like Hulu.
Step 3: Tap on the icon and a list will pop up, just choose your Chromecast from the list.
Step 4: Now play your media on such supported apps and it will instantly appear on your HDTV instead of your iPhone iPad.
Google Chromecast has combined various iPhone iPad Android and Samsung Sony LG etc TV together with its extensive 1,000+ supported apps that you can AirPlay without Apple TV to stream 200,000+ TV shows/movies and 30,000,000+ songs to televisions from iPhone iPad Android without any cable. Watching YouTube on TV is available, stream HBO Westworld to TV is realizable and listen to Spotify music on TV is also reachable.
AirPlay from iPhone, iPad, or Mac to smart TVs other than Apple TV, the question is weather the smart TV is compatible with the AirPlay protocol standard. Check the list of smart TV models that have AirPlay 2 support:
NanoCell SM9X series (2019)
NanoCell SM8X series (2019)
UHD UM7X series (2019)
Note: All the models crated before 2019 cannot support AirPlay 2.
2020 8K and 4K QLED TVs
2020 Frame and Serif TV
2020 Crystal UHD TVs
2019 8K and 4K QLED TVs
2019 Frame and Serif TV
2019 4K UHD TV
2018 Frame TV
2018 QLED 4K
2018 4K UHD TV
2018 Smart Full HDTV N5300
Note: The 2017 and later models with VIZIO SmartCast features is capable with AirPlay 2.
With these methods mentioned above, you can enable AirPlay without Apple TV to send videos, music, photos on iPhone iPad to the big TV screen as easy as you can imagine. Maybe you want to ask which one is the best. After comparison, all of the three can enable kind of AirPlay without Apple TV to stream video music, but HDMI is a wired way and Chromecast can't offer screen mirroring. So, 5KPlayer coming with wireless AirPlay mirroing and video music streaming would be the best one.
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