FaceTime is a great way to video chat with long-distance friends and family, but if you’d rather keep your hands free while you chill on the couch, you can FaceTime on your Apple TV instead of your iPhone or iPad.
You might be thinking: “But a FaceTime app doesn’t exist on the Apple TV!” And you’re correct, but there’s a workaround that you can take advantage of using AirPlay. You still need your iPhone or iPad to make it work, but once you have it set up, you can sit back and relax without awkwardly holding up your mobile device.
Prepare Your Devices
Before you make or receive a FaceTime call, it’s a good idea to begin AirPlaying your iPhone or iPad’s screen to your television via your Apple TV. You can do this once you’re in a FaceTime call, but it’s a bit easier if you do it beforehand.
To do this, make sure that your mobile device and your Apple TV are on the same network in your house, and that both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth are enabled on your iPhone or iPad. From there, swipe up from the bottom of the screen to bring up Control Center, and then tap the “Screen Mirroring” button.
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