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Plex from iPhone X (iOS 11) via AirPlay won't play on AppleTV3

SverkelSverkel Posts: 4Members ✭✭


I just setup my old AppleTV 3 in the bedroom but for some reason I can't get it to play my movies and tv shows from Plex. I'm using my iPhone X with iOS 11 to stream from via AirPlay. When I choose the AppleTV 3 the screen goes dark 2 times and then it just stays on the app screen on the AppleTV 3. The iPhone app looks like it is still trying to play the movie via the AppleTV 3 but it never does. I have also tried from my girlfriends iPhone 7 and from our sons iPad, but nothing seems to work?


  • shaytanabyadshaytanabyad Posts: 2Members

    Same issue here, too. I have an iPhone 6s and my wife has the 7. Neither will stream to the appletv via airplay. Same thing above happens to us - screen blinks twice then spinny wheel.

  • Willy & RachelWilly & Rachel Posts: 54Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    same here... this is going for at least three weeks for me

  • ToonSchakelaarToonSchakelaar Posts: 1Members

    Seems like a bug. Got the same problem as you guys, tried multiple iOS devices. Hope there is a fix soon for the AppleTV3 users. :smile:

  • SverkelSverkel Posts: 4Members ✭✭

    Thanks for your replys, I can see on my iPhone today that Plex has pushed an update for the iOS app that regards the AppleTV 3, so I hope the problem has been fixed.

  • ldallaraldallara Posts: 1Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    Hi I have the same problem from Ipad 3 on Apple TV 3 the monitor turns on and off twice and it does not work, has anyone fixed the problem?

  • shaytanabyadshaytanabyad Posts: 2Members

    It seems to be back up and running now. Thank you.

  • MonopixelMonopixel Posts: 1Members

    Still isn't working for me... but found a workaround: mirroring iPad to Apple TV3 before launching the video. Works, but with buffer pauses...

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