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    Ok so I read on apple I can mirror my ipad to play via the Apple TV. ( see screen shot)

    It's not working or me what so ever! I don't have the air play symbol it talks about in step 3.

    I've checked everything and troubleshoot etc i can even airplay music YouTube vids and even control apple tv from the app remote but that symbol doesn't show up as suggested and it won't mirror.

    Any suggestions?

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    I don't see your screenshot but I mirror using my Apple TV without any issue. Some Apps, however, do block mirroring, if you can confirm which App it is we can take a look.
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    I forgot to attach lol

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    Which version of iOS are you on?
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    It allows me to mirror my iMac to the Apple TV so I cam see the desktop view etc so I know it works but can't understand why my ipad won't do it when requirements say I should be able too...

    You"ll see from scree. Shot I have no air play button like the apple guide suggests

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    6.1.2 ( haven't updated to the latest yet as I heard bad things)

    But the requirements are 5 or above. Apple TV is up to date with most recent update.

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    Just to check, your Apple TV is switched on and both your iPad and Apple TV are on the same network? If those two things are ok, check out this link for some trouble shooting solutions http://support.apple.com/kb/ts4215

    Let us know how you get on.
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    Followed all them steps already. Checked my router settings etc and everyone is in order. It allowed me to AirPlay items from the ipad via the Apple TV but not to mirror. I just can't seem to get that airplay button on the bottom bar

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    One solution I read, which might be worth a try if you haven't already, is to reboot your Apple TV, router and iPad, ideally, shut all three down and reboot your router before the other two.
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    I will try that in a little while, my little girl is watching a movie on Netflix at the moment, she won't be impressed if I cut the net lol

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    Lol, nope, don't cut her movie off whatever you do!
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    Lol we are baby sitters that is so cool hey we offer world wide support and respect that family comes first.... Colin in Australia


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    Rebooting a everything seemed to kick it all into shape and now it works and have an airplay button on my ipad... Currently viewing this screen via the 50" TV courtesy of airplay.

    Thanks got your help.

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    That is great to hear, thanks for letting us know.....like all computers down the years these things can sometimes forget how they are supposed to work, so always revert to the only page in the IT Tech's manual, which simply states "turn it off, then turn it back on"!

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    The whole reasons was so we could watch something on ITV PLAYER as we missed something on the TV the other night. Watching by ipad was too small so now I'm able t put it on via Apple TV (mirror)

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    I love doing this......I keep one of my old iPads around to act like a media player and with the Apple TV I've got access to just about anything.

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    We had a good evening with the kids using apps like "4 pics 1 word" and "94seconds" ... Had it airplay to big screen and they all competed to get the answer right. Good fun...

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    Hold in mind that some apps (video and music apps mostly) will not mirror. They are restricted to AirPlaying the content. And some video apps do not support AirPlay at all.

    The best way to make sure AirPlay is working is to not open any app. Instead, double tap the Home Button, then swipe to the right. If an AirPlay service is available you will see the icon (a rectangle with arrow at the bottom) to the right of the play controls. Select this, select the service (Apple TV probably) and then turn on Mirroring. If mirroring is working, you'll see your iPad's home screen on the TV.

    That's about all I know, and it is based on using the Reflector app on my Mac. This lets me mirror and/or AirPlay to my computer.
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    Yes that what I've been doing. Using the mirror/airplay by swiping the bottom across.

    I've always air played my music, images etc.., YouTube is on Apple TV anyways, as with Netflix. I was able to play a vid on FB earlier whilst mirroring my ipad to TV. Pretty cool tbh lol

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