How to Mirror iPad to Firestick

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If you want to show your iPad content on a big screen but don't have an Apple TV, don't worry, you still can. Using a third-party app such as the "AirScreen" AirPlay Receiver, you can connect your iPad to your Firestick for seamless viewing.

In this article, we will walk you through the setup steps. Also, we will create the same configuration when you don't have a Wi-Fi connection.


Mirroring an iPad to a Firestick

Before you start mirroring your iPad to your Fire TV using the free Amazon Airplay receiver app "AirScreen", check the following:


  • Your iPad and Fire TV are connected to the same Wi-Fi network.
  • Your iPad is running iOS 9 or higher.

You will also need to make sure that "AirScreen" is installed on your Fire TV. Here's how to install it:

  1. Make sure your Fire TV is connected to the internet.
  2. Go to the home screen.
  3. On your remote, press right until you get to "Applications."
  4. Long press your remote to access "apps", then use the directional pad to find the AirScreen app.
  5. With the app highlighted, press the center pad button to choose the app.
  6. Select "Get" and press the center button again.

Once the app is installed, you can start mirroring your iPad. See the steps below to start mirroring to your Fire TV:


  1. Open the AirScreen app.
  2. As this is your first time using the app, you will be prompted to scan a QR code to connect to your iPad.
  3. When prompted, select "Open in Chrome".
  4. You will be prompted to start the “Screen Mirroring” feature on your iPad.
  5. Swipe down to open "Control Center" on your iPad, then select "Screen Mirroring."
  6. Choose to start mirroring your iPad screen.

Your iPad screen will now display on your Fire TV.


Mirror iPad to Firestick without Wi-Fi

Next, we will discuss two options for mirroring content from your iPad to your Fire TV without a Wi-Fi connection.

Option 1: use an HDMI cable

The easiest way to mirror without a Wi-Fi connection is to plug a digital Lightning AV adapter into your iPad, then connect to your TV via an HDMI cable. These adapters can be expensive; However, they are an investment, especially if you travel regularly.

Option 2: Use AirPlay Peer-to-Peer

This feature uses Bluetooth to pair your iPad to your Fire TV:

  1. Make sure your iPad and Fire TV are disconnected from Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi is turned on.
  2. Pair your iPad to your Firestick via Bluetooth.
  3. Once connected, you should be able to see your Fire TV appear on your iPad's selection screen. You may need to restart both devices for this to work.

Some third-party apps like Netflix won't work on this setup, so it's probably best to go with the HDMI connection option if possible.


Mirror an iPad to a Firestick with Airplay

Apple AirPlay lets you stream from an iOS device to another device. However, you will need to install a third-party AirPlay receiver app such as "AirScreen" to view iOS content on your Fire Stick.

First, you need to make sure that:

  • Your iPad and Firestick are connected to the same Wi-Fi network.
  • Your iPad is running iOS 9 or higher.

You will also need to ensure that "AirScreen" is installed on your Firestick. Here's how to install it:


  1. Connect your Firestick to the Internet.
  2. Go to the home screen.
  3. On your remote, press right until you get to "Applications."
  4. Press and hold "Apps" on your remote, then use the directional pad to find the AirScreen app.
  5. With the app highlighted, press the center pad button to select the app.
  6. Select "Get" and press the center button again.

Once AirScreen is installed on your Firestick, here's how to start mirroring your iPad:


  1. Open the AirScreen app.
  2. As this is your first time using the app, you will be prompted to scan a QR code to connect to your iPad. When prompted, select "Open in Chrome".
  3. You will be prompted to start the “Screen Mirroring” feature on your iPad.
  4. Swipe up on your iPad to access "Control Center", then select "Screen mirroring".
  5. Select your Firestick to mirror our iPad screen.

Additional FAQs

Where is AirPlay on my iPad?

Here's how to mirror your iPad screen to a TV using AirPlay:


1. Swipe down from the top right corner of your iPad's home screen to access "Control Center".

2. Select “Screen Mirroring”.

3. The menu will show all devices available for AirPlay.

4. Select the name of the device you want to connect to your iPad.

5. Your iPad screen will appear on your TV.

6. To stop mirroring, go to "Control Center".

7. Press “Screen Mirroring” then “Stop Mirroring”.

Duplicate your iPad

Although iPad cannot be directly mirrored to your Firestick TV, workarounds are available. Installing a third-party app such as "AirScreen" on your Firestick will mediate between devices to facilitate seamless TV projection.

Also, for those times when your internet connection is very weak or you have none at all, you can connect your iPad to your Firestick TV using a Lightning AV adapter and an HDMI cable. This method is more stable than using the peer-to-peer function of AirPlay via Bluetooth.

What kind of content do you enjoy most on your iPad? Tell us in the comments section below.

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