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Known Issues

SketchParty TV 4.3.4

  • Issue: Crash while drawing.
    Status: An intermittent crash can occur while drawing.
    Update: The fix is now available in version 4.3.5, so be sure to update to that version or later if needed.

  • Issue: iPhone X Drag-and-Drop.
    Status: Drag-and-drop on the Teams screen can cause a crash on iPhone X, Xs, Xs Max, and Xr.
    Update: The fix will be available in version 4.3.6, coming soon.

Setup Instructions

Apple TV, 4th generation

With the 4th generation Apple TV and later, you can connect natively to the Apple TV using the SketchParty TV “Display” app, available on the Apple TV App Store.

  1. Open the App Store on your Apple TV

    Using the remote, open the App Store app.

    Don't have Apple TV yet? Visit Apple.com to purchase.

  2. Search for SketchParty TV

    Enter the text “SketchParty TV“ in the search field. Though, it should come up after the first five letters or so.

  3. Open SketchParty TV

    Open the app on your Apple TV. You should see a button on your device in the SketchParty TV app that says Join Game. Press this button and begin!

    Note: If you do not see the Connect button on your device and the app is running on your Apple TV, please try AirPlay Mirroring OR check your local network privacy settings. In your iPhone or iPad's Settings app, go to Privacy > Local Network and verify that the switch next to SketchParty is toggled to ON.


AirPlay Mirroring

You can also connect using AirPlay Mirroring on the Apple TV (4th generation and earlier). And if you can use peer-to-peer AirPlay, your device and Apple TV won't even need to be on the same network.

  1. Connect Apple TV to your HDTV

    If you haven't already done so, connect your Apple TV to your television.

    Don't have an Apple TV yet? Visit Apple.com to purchase.

  2. Open Control Center

    Swipe up from the bottom of the screen to open Control Center.

  3. Enable AirPlay Mirroring

    Tap the AirPlay button and select your Apple TV from the list. Slide the Mirroring on/off toggle to ON.

    Note: you may need to scroll the list to see the Mirroring toggle.

Requirements

SketchParty TV requires one of the following AirPlay Mirroring capable iOS devices:

Supported devices:
  • iPad
  • iPad Pro 12.9" (4th generation)
  • iPad Pro 11" (2nd generation)
  • iPad Pro 11"
  • iPad Pro 12.9" (3rd generation)
  • iPad Pro 9.7"
  • iPad Pro 10.5"
  • iPad Pro 12.9"
  • iPad Pro 12.9" (2nd generation)
  • iPad mini 2
  • iPad mini 3
  • iPad mini 4
  • iPad Air
  • iPad Air 2
  • iPhone
  • iPhone 12 Pro Max
  • iPhone 12 Pro
  • iPhone 12 mini
  • iPhone 12
  • iPhone 11 Pro Max
  • iPhone 11 Pro
  • iPhone 11
  • iPhone XR
  • iPhone XS Max
  • iPhone XS
  • iPhone X
  • iPhone 8 Plus
  • iPhone 8
  • iPhone 7 Plus
  • iPhone 7
  • iPhone 6s Plus
  • iPhone 6s
  • iPhone 6 Plus
  • iPhone 6
  • iPhone SE
  • iPhone 5s
  • iPod touch 6th gen
You'll also need:
  • Apple TV
  • Apple TV 4K or Apple TV 4
    (for the tvOS app)

or

or

  • Apple TV 2nd gen or newer
    (for AirPlay Mirroring)

Additionally, you'll need an HDTV and a wireless router. Oh, and electricity. Maybe some comfortable couches. Snacks. And friends and family.

Note: SketchParty TV can also be played with a cabled HDMI adapter or with a Mac or PC app like Reflector.

Troubleshooting

Having issues? Please try the following suggestions.

Can't connect more than one iPad or iPhone? If you're trying to connect more than one device to the native Apple TV app, please note: SketchParty TV is a pass-and-play game, and only supports using one iPad or iPhone.

Issues with AirPlay Mirroring? Please visit Apple's troubleshooting page for AirPlay Mirroring.

Audio but no video? Please ensure the AirPlay Mirroring switch is set to On (green).

Note: You may need to scroll the AirPlay destination list to see the Mirroring toggle. It will be just below the destination you choose (typically named "Apple TV" in the list).

App crashes? If the app crashes, please opt to let it send crash reports for analysis. The app will prompt to do this on the next launch after a crash.

Contact Support

If you've tried the suggestions here and are still having trouble, please send a support request email.

More Apple TV Games

A collection of our favorite AirPlay Mirroring enabled games for Apple TV are listed here.