Connecting my iPad to Apple TV

Discussion in 'Apple TV' started by Mikey123456, Nov 4, 2011.

  1. Kricke

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    That is strange. Does the airplay button appear when you open a photo from the photo app?

    Knut
     
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    Hope this helps
    One of the least publicized features in iOS 5 is the ability of the iPad 2 (and, apparently, the iPhone 4S) to wirelessly mirror its screen to a second-generation Apple TV. If both your iPad and your Apple TV are fully up-to-date, here's how you activate mirror mode.

    Don't look for the controls in the Settings app on your iPad. Instead, they are snuggled next to the iPod controls. Double-press your home button to see the multitasking bar, showing all your recent apps. Swipe your finger from right to left; you'll see the AirPlay icon. Tap on that, select your Apple TV and toggle the mirror button to 'on'.



    If everything is on the same Wi-Fi network, your iPad screen will appear on your Apple TV. It works well, and with a minimum of lag between the 2 devices. I checked dozens of apps, particularly games, and both sound and video made it just fine. Angry Birds looked great. So did Real Racing HD. Of course, the iPad doesn't sport a 16x9 aspect ratio, so there was black on either side of the video. On the other hand, Netflix ran in full 16x9 mode, fully sensing my wider TV screen. Of course, you can already run Netflix movies natively from the Apple TV, so there isn't much point in that exercise.
     
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    Will this work with the iPad 1 ?
     
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    Not natively but many apps support AirPlay.

    The Archangel
     
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    Oh. Well ~ I am getting the ATV next month.

    Don't go far, Gab!

    :)
     
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    Grrrrrrrreat!

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    Nope.
     
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    There is no evidence anywhere on my iPad of the AirPlay icon. I have tried everything you mention already. I wonder if I have a dud Apple TV.
     
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    Does your Apple TV connect wirelessly to iTunes? (I.e., when connected to the tv can you browse films on the iTunes store?)

    The Archangel
     
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    I read somewhere that the next iOS 5 update will let the the iPad 1 do AirPlay mirroring?

    Knut
     
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    From the link the Archangel provided: Ensure that AirPlay is enabled on your Apple TV. You can disable or enable AirPlay on Apple TV in the AirPlay menu: Settings > AirPlay.

    But this is my last idea. If you still aren't able to use AirPlay try a friend's iOS device or go to someone with a working Apple TV.
    Sorry.

    Knut
     
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    You do not need the latest upgrade on the Apple TV to use it for mirroring.

    Just FYI.
     
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    Did we loose Mikey123456?
    Still the same problem? Or everything ok now?

    Knut
     
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    Hi nick here
    I am on the same sort of problem but I can't seem to find the advanced section on iTunes with the I pad to turn on home share. I was sold this and told I could watch sky sports etc etc through apple tv via my pad, I have sound but no picture the pad doesn't show up on computers neither. Help it's doing my nut in
     

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