If you’re wondering why your Peloton screen cast not working, this guide will help you out!
Peloton devices come with a built-in cast functionality that allows users to mirror their Peloton screen display to another screen, such as a big television.
However, the process of establishing mirroring turns out complex or does not work for many so this guide will solve all the problems!
When Peloton cast technology won’t work, it could be due to software-related glitches, incorrect date & time, signal interference, or devices connected to different WiFi.
Before we do anything else, let’s first check the correct casting method on Peloton!
How to Screen Cast on Peloton Correctly?
There’s a chance that you’ve attempted the incorrect steps in casting your Peloton unit, which is why the Peloton cast screen not working.
Don’t worry, we have the correct and proven steps to cast content right from your Peloton screen to another screen, so you can be confident ahead.
Here is how to cast from Peloton to another device correctly:
- Head over to your Peloton tablet.
- Press on the “⋮” three-dots menu.
- In the menu, go to the “Settings.”
- Locate and tap on the “Display.”
- Next, press on the “Cast Screen.”
- Then, tap the “⋮” three-dots menu.
- Check “Enable Wireless Display.”
- Wait until you see the device name.
- Then, press on your device’s name.
- The Peloton screen will now mirror.
If you have tried the same steps, but the cast is not working, keep reading!
Note: Ensure your devices are connected to the same WiFi and enabled!
How to Fix When Peloton Screen Cast Not Working?
Tip: Follow the steps in chronological order!
1. Check the Device’s Compatibility
One most important things that you need to ensure is that the device on which you are trying to cast is compatible with the Peloton.
Not all devices work with the Peloton casting, and even if some hardware does, their performance wouldn’t be good, or they will experience various faults.
As per Peloton, these are devices guaranteed to work for casting:
However, the Peloton Bike and Peloton Tread are using “Miracast,” which is the typical Android screen-casting feature.
So, the devices listed below are not the only devices compatible, in fact, with Mira cast, you can cast to almost any smart TV if we exclude Apple TVs and iOS devices.
Info: On some televisions, you need to enable Miracast before being able to mirror!
2. Inspect the Network Connection
When your Peloton screencast is not working, one obvious thing to check is the WiFi/network connection of both your Peloton and the device you’re trying to cast to.
This is crucial because the “Cast” functionality only works when your devices are connected to the same WiFi network.
Here is how to check WiFi on your Peloton appliance:
- On the Peloton tablet, tap the “⋮” dots menu.
- Then, locate and enter the “Settings” menu.
- Go to the “WiFi” under the network settings.
- Make sure that the toggle button is enabled.
- Check the name of the WiFi on your Peloton.
After that, access the second device you’re trying to cast, check the WiFi network on it, and ensure that it is also connected to the same network as your Peloton device.
In addition, we recommend checking whether this WiFi is accessible and whether your broadband is online.
Note: Only proceed further if you’ve verified that your internet connection is intact!
3. Check the Peloton Date and Time!
Believe it or not, but sometimes, the devices’ wrong date or time frequently causes issues and desynchronization with any online feature.
So, you must double-check these settings to ensure everything is in order and correctly set up, or correctly adjust the time and date if out of order.
Here is how to check and correct the Peloton’s time settings:
- Tap the three dots menu at the bottom right.
- Then, locate and go to the “Settings” section.
- After that, navigate to the “Device Settings.”
- Press on “System” and then “Date & Time.”
- If necessary, reset both the time and the date.
Once you are done with these steps, press the power button on the screen to turn it off for a while and then turn it back on.
After that, go to the settings and try to cast your Peloton screen. If this step also doesn’t work, continue with the next step!
4. Power Cycle Your WiFi Router!
If your devices are already connected to the same network, but the cast is still not working, maybe there is a problem with the WiFi or your broadband.
In this case, you need to power cycle your WiFi router for 3 minutes to stabilize the network on all devices and refresh the WiFi connection.
Follow these steps to power cycle your network router easily:
- Unplug the router/modem from the socket.
- If possible, disconnect your Ethernet cable.
- Wait for up to 3 minutes for a power cycle.
- Connect the Ethernet cord back to the port.
- Plug in your router/modem back to the A/C.
You must wait until the router completely boots up and restores its connection.
So, once both devices connect with the WiFi, try to cast your Peloton screen again to check whether it works!
Tip: Justify whether your internet and WiFi are accessible through a secondary device!
5. Check for any Software Updates!
There is a chance that your Peloton software is not updated, which is why the cast functionality is not working.
In this case, installing the latest software on your device is recommended before proceeding further, so here we’ll learn how to check the current version and how to update it…
Follow these steps to update the Peloton software:
- First, enter the “Settings” on your tablet.
- Then, tap on the “Device Settings” tab.
- Next, press “System” or “About Tablet.”
- Finally, press the “System Updates” tab.
This will alert you whether any update is available for your Peloton device.
So, if an update is available, follow the on-screen instructions and download and install the updated firmware.
Note: It’s also essential that the device you are trying to cast to is updated!
6. Clear the Peloton App’s Cache!
Over time, the Peloton will build up a large storage of cache and data, which will start affecting the device’s performance.
In your case, it is possible that the cast on your screen is not working due to the build-up of the cache, so it’s best to clear the cached data and then attempt to cast!
Follow these steps to clear the cache:
- On your Peloton tablet, go to the menu “⋮.”
- Go to the “Settings” > “Device Settings.”
- Locate and press on “Apps” > “Peloton.”
- Enter the “Storage” and tap “Clear Cache.”
Once you finish these steps, turn off the screen by holding the power button, then turn on the screen.
If clearing the app cache doesn’t work, attempt clearing “App Data” and test whether this will resolve your Peloton casting problem.
Tip: We recommend testing to cast to another Miracast-enabled monitor!
7. Factory Reset the Peloton Screen
If your Peloton screencast is still not working after trying every troubleshooting step in this guide, then performing a factory reset will help.
Remember that resetting your device will permanently delete all saved settings and preferences, so check if you need anything.
Here is how to factory reset the Peloton tablet in easy steps:
- On the device touchscreen, tap on the three dots.
- Head over to the “Settings” > “Device Settings.”
- Next, press “System” and then “Factory Reset.”
- Lastly, tap the “Reset Tablet” option and confirm.
After that, follow the on-screen prompts and set up your Peloton tablet.
Once you are done setting up, follow the same steps at the beginning of the guide to cast your Peloton screen.
Cast Still Not Working?
If you’re still encountering the same casting problem, it is time to get professional help by contacting Peloton Support and emailing them the details of the problem.
So, if your Peloton screen cast not working, ensure your devices are compatible with the casting and power cycle of your Peloton device and router.
Next, reconnect both devices to the same stable WiFi network and perform a software update or a factory restoration…
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Kevin has over five years of experience working in various Tech startups and providing Technical solutions. He has contributed to many Tech publications and websites.