Netflix App no longer supports AirPlay on iOS


Netflix has announced that there iOS App will no longer support AirPlay on all iOS devices. The reason for Netflix dropping the AirPlay support is due to some “technical limitations“.

Netflix Airplay on iOS

According to a spokesperson from NetFlix, the technical limitations were that the company had problems distinguishing between devices. Such as knowing what is Apple TV vs what isn’t.

Here is the complete statement made by a spokesperson from Netflix:

“We want to make sure our members have a great Netflix experience on any device they use. With AirPlay support rolling out to third-party devices, there isn’t a way for us to distinguish between devices (what is an Apple TV vs. what isn’t) or certify these experiences. Therefore, we have decided to discontinue Netflix AirPlay support to ensure our standard of quality for viewing is being met. Members can continue to access Netflix on the built-in app across Apple TV and other devices.”

AirPlay may no longer work with the Netflix iOS App, but users can still watch their favorite TV shows or movies with the Netflix App on their Apple TV, smart TV, consoles, and directly on any iOS Devices.

AirPlay alternative for watching Netflix from an iOS device

It’s unclear how many people use to watch Netflix via AirPlay from an iOS device, but if you were one of them, there are many alternative ways that are similar to AirPlay.

One of the most famous methods is via Google Chromecast. Chromecast works similar to AirPlay, which is a device made by Google that needs to be connected to your TV via HDMI. Users can mirror their iOS devices screen onto their TV via Chromecast and an iOS App called Google Home.

More information about setting up Netflix with Chromecast can be found here. Were you using AirPlay to watch Netflix from your iOS device? Let us know in the comments below.

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Haider Ali Khan

Haider Ali Khan is an entrepreneur from Perth, Western Australia. He is the Owner and Editor-in-Chief of iLounge.