Apple Fitness+ Appears to Be Incompatible With AirPlay
Apple Fitness+ is available as of today, and some customers have been wondering if it's possible to get the workout videos on a television set without an Apple TV.
There are several smart TVs from brands like LG and Sony that support AirPlay 2 content, but it appears Fitness+ is not designed to work with AirPlay. MacRumors reader scar88 attempted to AirPlay a workout to an LG TV but found that the option was not available.
We tested with an Apple TV, and it appears that AirPlay doesn't even work when attempting to AirPlay to an Apple TV from an iPhone. The audio transfers over, but the video does not.
If AirPlay is indeed not allowed when using Fitness+, there will be no way to display workouts on a larger screen without having an Apple TV device, which some users will find disappointing.
Have you been able to get AirPlay to work with Fitness+ to a smart TV? Let us know in the comments.
Top Rated Comments
My eyes aren't great. Even an iPad wouldn't really work for me (and I don't feel I should have to buy one). A reasonable size TV (20" maybe) would be a minimum to really enjoy the workout experience or even capture the details on form being presented.
It's hard to imagine that Apple envisioned people using a small device for this except in situations where the device could be positioned close in, like on an exercise bike. They had to imagine that their customers would expect a larger display. It's also hard to imagine that they would expect all their customers to go out and buy an Apple TV device just to get the expected experience.
I have to give Apple the benefit of the doubt. This must just be a bug.