It will function when playing music. In certain cases, AirPlay will stop video playback on a locked device. You can conserve battery life by turning screen brightness down all the way. Just remember to change the Auto-Lock setting back to your preferred setting. This seems to give priority to music streaming and AirPlay processes. It also makes it easier to control music playback and view track information. This flaw is exclusive to Apple TV 4. AirPlay is faster, but less reliable, presumably due to a smaller buffer size. Just accept it and try to make the best of it.
Make sure Wi-Fi is enabled
AirPlay formerly called AirTunes provides Apple users with a way of streaming media from one device to another over a local network, typically their home Wi-Fi. You can also stream a range of content from apps that support AirPlay, including Photos and Safari. AirPlay is ideal for getting videos, photos or even mobile games from a small screen, such as your iPhone, onto a much larger screen such as an Apple TV and also for streaming music to external speakers. Check that Wi-Fi is enabled on both the sending and the receiving device, and double-check that both devices are connected to the same Wi-Fi network. Give your device a chance to cool down by disconnecting it from the power supply for a while and then trying again later. You may also want to test the cable with another device to see whether the cable might be faulty.
To start the conversation again, simply ask a new question. Posted on Feb 10, AM. Feb 11, AM in response to vazandrew In response to vazandrew. Feb 11, AM. Page content loaded. To see a current status of the network get a report from istumbler or similar. Look for signal strength, noise, nearby networks. Feb 10, PM. Network issues can present in various ways, and none of that rules out the network, you need to do proper troubleshooting. Airplay is working just fine on my system and for the majority Running the same software.