Apple Fitness+ Gaining AirPlay 2 Support in iOS 14.5

With the watchOS 7.4 and iOS 14.5 betas, Apple is adding AirPlay 2 support to the Apple Fitness+ app, which is a feature that Apple Fitness+ users have been hoping for.

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As noted by TechCrunch, Apple Fitness+ workouts will be able to be streamed to ‌AirPlay‌ 2-compatible television sets from an iPhone or iPad, allowing workouts to be viewed on a larger screen by those who do not have an Apple TV.

Audio and video will be able to be sent to an ‌AirPlay‌ 2-enabled TV or set-top box, but Apple Watch metrics will not be able to be displayed on the screen.

Activity rings, workout time remaining, calories burned, and burn bars will not show up on the television set over ‌AirPlay‌ 2 and will instead need to be viewed on the connected ‌iPhone‌ or ‌iPad‌, but this should be a welcome change for those who want to be able to watch Apple Fitness+ workouts on a larger screen.

The optimal way to use Apple Fitness+ is with an ‌Apple TV‌ as the service is built into the Fitness app on the ‌Apple TV‌, but there are many people out there with an AirPlay-compatible TV and no ‌Apple TV‌ set-top box to use with it.

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Top Rated Comments

tobefirst ⚽️ Avatar
43 months ago
Should have been like this from the beginning, but happy to see it happening. I would think the important thing to Apple is to make the subscription the driver rather than the hardware.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
velkr0 Avatar
43 months ago

i tried it on a roku stick+ today using the latest beta (18E5140k).. and no luck.. there was no option to select it. hmmm
it’s now working for me with today’s 14.5 (18E5154f).
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
orbital~debris Avatar
43 months ago
The live metrics overlay handled by Apple Watch is what makes Fitness+, so I love using it on tv.

However, this should be useful for situations where you want to workout away from home and there's an AirPlay 2-enabled screen (hotels, friends homes).
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
AppleMattH Avatar
43 months ago
Now working for me with latest beta kit this week - at last !
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
jdrtina Avatar
43 months ago
The second 14.5 Beta now allows Fitness+ to be displayed from both my iPhone SE 2020 and iPad Pro 10.5 via Roku Ultra, LG TV, and 3rd gen Apple TV.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
obargy Avatar
43 months ago
Why can't they display the metrics via AirPlay 2 on TV? Isn't it as simple as projecting the screen?
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)