Is anyone else annoyed that Airplay behaves different in iOS 14?

RoundAreWay

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Anybody else finds this new behavior annoying?
Lately I’ve been having to manually disconnect from my apple tv, when I go to apple music and play any song or play a video somewhere, sometimes it plays on the Apple TV, without me sending it to airplay.
And when I check my control center it would show me what my kids are playing in the apple tv!
Then I go back to listening normally until someone turns on the apple tv downstairs, then I play something on my ipad and it plays downstairs! Again!! WTF apple!!

Now everytime I play something I need to go first check what my control center shows, to know if I will be playing it for me or the people downstairs!! Unbelievable, airplay should work only when I turn it on, not all the time, or when the TV is turned on.

Also later I found out that that when I open the remote in the control center and completely close it, it turns on airplay! And airplay stays turned on! Why! if later I play a song it plays on the apple TV. That’s disastrous, why on earth would that activate airplay and keep it on? they are 2 different things!

And sometimes it happens by just turning on the apple tv. Crazy!

So now what I think I will do is disconnect the remote app completely from the Apple TV, Too bad cause it was handy, and it never did this before iOS14.
 

EdwinG

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There is a setting in “Settings”, “General”, “AirPlay & Handoff” called “Automatically AirPlay to TVs”. It might be involved in the behaviour you’re seeing.
 

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Thank you, I tried that, but still, if I open the remote app, then after a while play a song on my ipad it plays on the apple tv without turning on airplay. I have to manually go to the control center and select tnat I want the song to play on ipad, crazy!
 

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I have never experienced that behaviour.

I don’t use the old Remote app, I use the integrated iOS Remote that’s in Control Centre.
 

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That’s the one I use, the remote in control center, that’s the one that is playing airplay without asking, I get 2 sections when I open “now playing” in the control center (see photos). And if you sccess the remote and close it, it locks de “now playing” for the apple tv, apparently.

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EdwinG

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Try this remote option:
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That is the one I use. Whenever you use it and then close it, airplay stays activated for some reason. Try it yourself, use the remote then close it, then play a song on your device and it will play on the apple tv instead of the device.
 

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Oh wow… I have never noticed this behaviour. Interesting.

I tried a couple of settings changes, and I couldn’t disable it.