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You’ve probably seen those commercials where people use their phones as a remote control and thought to yourself, “Can I control my Insignia TV with my iPhone?” Well, the good thing is that it’s possible!
You can control your Insignia TV with your iPhone by connecting it through your Roku airplay settings, Insignia Connect app, or a third-party Insignia TV remote app for your iPhone. However, each model may need a different method and settings to connect your phone to your Insignia device.
While some newer TVs already have built-in mirroring capabilities, the method we’ll use works both on older models and the more recent TVs. If you have an iPhone and an Insignia TV, you can control your TV with your phone by connecting your devices through Airplay. Here’s how:
Connect Insignia TV and Your iPhone on the Same WiFi Network
Before even downloading any of the apps you’ll need or trying to AirPlay to your Insignia TV with your iPhone, you’ll need to make sure that your iPhone and Insignia TV are connected to the same WiFi network.
To connect your Insignia TV to your iPhone’s WiFi network, ensure that your iPhone and Insignia TV use the same WiFi network. Then, go to the WiFi option on your phone from the ‘Settings.’ Tap where you can see your WiFi network’s name to connect to it.
If you’re having difficulties connecting your Insignia TV to WiFi, there are some easy fixes.
Now that you have your WiFi connection in place, let’s dive into this step-by-step process of connecting your iPhone to your Roku device. Roku recently updated its platform with built-in Apple AirPlay, making it really easy to mirror without using any third-party apps.
Make Sure Your Roku OS on Insignia TV is Updated
If your Insignia TV has a Roku operating system, before starting, you need to check if your Roku is up-to-date. So, grab your remote control and hit your home button if you’re not on the home screen.
- Go down to where it says settings, then click on it.
- Scroll down to where it says system and then to System Update.
- Click on that to check if it’s updated. Return to your home screen after updating it.
After updating the Roku OS on your TV, the next step is to connect your devices. There are different ways to do it, and we’ll explore each method in detail below.
Connecting Insignia TV With iPhone Using Apple Airplay
There are many ways to connect your iPhone to your Insignia TV, and Apple Airplay is among the popular ones. Airplay technology is also the simplest method to connect your iPhone to your Insignia TV. Here’s how to set up Airplay so you can start streaming content from your iPhone to your TV:
- Go down to settings and locate this new category called “Apple Airplay and Home Kit.”
- Click on it on your sidebar to find the Airplay on and off switch. You want to make sure that’s on.
- After turning it on, jump over to your iPhone.
- Find the menu’s icons by swiping down on your home screen. In the middle, you’ll see ‘Screen Mirroring.’ Go ahead and tap on it.
- You will see Roku or Roku streaming stick at the top. Tap on that to get the four-digit Airplay passcode.
- Type the code into your iPhone.
After entering the code, your Insignia TV will be connected to your iPhone.
Airplay is an effective way to share content from your iPhone with your friends and family. With Airplay, you can watch movies, TV shows, and photos on your Insignia TV without worrying about cables or connectors.
Connecting Insignia TV With iPhone Using a Remote-Control App
Don’t feel left out when controlling your Insignia TV if you’re an iPhone user. With the Insignia Remote Control app, you can connect your iPhone to your Insignia TV and enjoy traditional remote control benefits.
The Insignia Remote Control app is available for free on the App Store, and it’s compatible with all models of Insignia TV.
After downloading the app, you need to connect your iPhone to your Insignia TV. Once the app is installed, launch it and follow the prompts to connect your iPhone to your Insignia TV.
You can use your iPhone and the Insignia Remote Control app as a traditional remote control, with all the same features and functions, including changing the channel, adjusting the volume, and accessing your TV’s menus. You can also use the app to enter text on your Insignia TV, making it easy to search for your favorite shows or movies.
The Insignia Remote Control app is a great way to make the most out of your Insignia TV, and it’s a must-have for any iPhone user.
Connecting Insignia TV With iPhone Using Insignia Connect App
While the Insignia Connect app was discontinued in November 2019, some older TVs may be using the app. If you have an older TV, open the Insignia Connect app on your iPhone once you have WiFi on both devices. Tap on the Settings icon in the top-right corner of the app. Then, tap on the TV option.
Tap on your TV’s name in the list of available devices. Then, enter the PIN on your TV screen into the app. Once you’ve entered the PIN, your TV and your iPhone will be connected, and you can stream from your iPhone to your TV.
Now your iPhone can control your TV in more ways than not. So next time you’re looking for remote control, just grab your phone, and you’re good to go. We hope these instructions were helpful. If you still can’t connect your Insignia TV to your iPhone, contact the customer support team of your manufacturer.