AirPlay mirroring device policy

The Apple AirPlay feature allows users to wirelessly stream content from an iOS device to a TV screen through Apple TV, or to mirror exactly what’s on a device display to a TV screen or another Mac computer.

You can add a device policy in Endpoint Management to add specific AirPlay devices (such as Apple TV or another Mac computer) to iOS devices. You also have the option of adding devices to a whitelist for supervised devices, which limits users to only the AirPlay devices on the whitelist. For information about placing a device into Supervised mode, see To place an iOS device in Supervised mode by using the Apple Configurator.

Note:

Before proceeding, be sure to have the device IDs and any passwords for all the devices you want to add.

To add or configure this policy, go to Configure > Device Policies. For more information, see Device policies.

iOS settings

Device Policies configuration screen

  • AirPlay Password: For each device you want to add, click Add and then do the following:

    • Device ID: Enter the hardware address (Mac address) in xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx format. This field is not case-sensitive.
    • Password: Enter an optional password for the device.
    • Click Add to add the device or click Cancel to cancel adding the device.
  • Whitelist ID: This list is ignored for unsupervised devices. The device IDs in this list are the only AirPlay devices available to users’ devices. For each AirPlay device you want to add to the list, click Add and then do the following:
    • Device ID: Type the device ID in xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx format. This field is not case-sensitive.
    • Click Add to add the device or click Cancel to cancel adding the device.
  • Policy settings
    • Remove policy: Choose a method for scheduling policy removal. Available options are Select date and Duration until removal (in hours)
      • Select date: Click the calendar to select the specific date for removal.
      • Duration until removal (in hours): Type a number, in hours, until policy removal occurs.

macOS settings

Device Policies configuration screen

  • AirPlay Password: For each device you want to add, click Add and then do the following:
    • Device ID: Enter the hardware address (Mac address) in xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx format. This field is not case-sensitive.
    • Password: Enter an optional password for the device.
    • Click Add to add the device or click Cancel to cancel adding the device.
  • Whitelist ID: This list is ignored for unsupervised devices. The device IDs in this list are the only AirPlay devices available to users’ devices. For each AirPlay device you want to add to the list, click Add and then do the following:
    • Device ID: Type the device ID in xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx format. This field is not case-sensitive.
    • Click Add to add the device or click Cancel to cancel adding the device.
  • Policy settings
    • Remove policy: Choose a method for scheduling policy removal. Available options are Select date and Duration until removal (in hours)
      • Select date: Click the calendar to select the specific date for removal.
      • Duration until removal (in hours): Type a number, in hours, until policy removal occurs.
    • Allow user to remove policy: You can select when users can remove the policy from their device. Select Always, Passcode required, or Never from the menu. If you select Passcode required, type a passcode in the Removal passcode field.
    • Profile scope: Select whether this policy applies to a User or an entire System. The default is User. This option is available only on macOS 10.7 and later.

AirPlay mirroring device policy