Key facts

  • Airtame 1 can be powered from your TV via micro-USB, as long as the TV provides 1 Amp power - less will result in reboots and the device not functioning correctly.
  • Airtame needs 1 Amp @ 5V of power to work.
  • Power can be taken from ANY 1 Amp USB. TV, phone charger, special PoE adapters.
  • On the device, looking at the logo, the microUSB port closer to the letter A is for amperes (microUSB port for power) and the microUSB port closer to the letter E is for Ethernet adapter.

Powering Airtame

How to assemble the AC power adapter

Airtame comes with a US power adapter which can be adapted for EU, UK and AUS plugs. To connect the plug of your choice, follow these steps:

  1. Make sure that the plug is the right way up.
  2. Align and insert the bottom hook.
  3. Press the pieces together until they click into place.

Other powering options

Although we recommend using a power adapter, you are free to choose any powering option, as long as it provides 1 Amp of power.

You can use the power USB port on your TV or even a Power-Over-Ethernet (PoE) adapter capable of splitting power and Ethernet, so that you can power the Airtame device and provide a network connection through the same cable.

Note: Airtame PoE Adapter only works with Airtame 2.

Installing Airtame

Airtame is compatible with video adapters like VGA and DVI, so that you can use it with any TV or projector, even if they don't have HDMI.

Placement For Best Stability and Performance

Airtame relies entirely on the network. When installing the Airtame you need to keep in mind that WiFi can be blocked by obstacles or interfered with by other wireless devices or other WiFi. If the WiFi signal is being blocked, that may decrease streaming performance and in worst cases cause unintended disconnects.

Here are some guidelines to follow when placing Airtame:

  1. Use an Ethernet connection whenever possible for best performance.
  2. Place the device as close to the edge of the TV as possible.
  3. Place towards the nearest AP. As close to line-of-sight as possible.
  4. Place within 10 meters/32 feet of the nearest AP without major WiFi blockers in between.


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️If you would like to download a PDF of following deployment guide, click here for Airtame 1 and here for Airtame 2

End of life

Airtame 1 devices will stop receiving firmware updates after December 31st 2020. The Airtame 1 devices will continue to work with the Airtame desktop app and Airtame Cloud until at least 2022.

Do you have any questions?

You can write to us using the blue chat box in the lower right hand corner or send an email to support@airtame.com and we will be here to assist you.


If you are facing technical issues, remember to include Airtame device logs in your message.

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