Play iPad movie on TV

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions - Site Assistance' started by Phil328, Aug 2, 2013.

  1. Phil328

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    iPF Noob

    Jul 31, 2013
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    I paid for a movie in iTunes and downloaded it on to my iPad2. I then connected my iPad to my home TV using a connector and an HDMI cable. So far, so good. I could see my iPad screen on the TV and then tried to start the movie but the error message that came up said that I could not use the connected device to play a movie.

    Now I may be new to this but why can't I use my TV to watch a movie from my iPad? Am I missing something?

    I would appreciate some advice, please.
  2. dhewson777

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    Feb 23, 2012
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    I believe that one of the issues with buying movies through iTunes is that the file is limited for use on devices with the same AppleID as it was bought with. This is all about DRM.

    I did see a third party app note that it cannot Airplay iTunes DRM movies to an external device due to DRM. I would expect the exception would be an Apple TV, where the Apple TV is linked to the same AppleID.

    Someone can correct me if I've made some wrong assumptions along the way.
  3. skimonkey

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    Sep 11, 2011
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    I'm not certain either, however if you rented an iTune movie and downloaded it to your Mac/windows computer you can turn on home sharing on itunes and your AppleTV using the same apple ID to view the rental. I know it sometimes takes forever to download a movie from took about 40 minutes for me once and that was with a good wifi connection.

    AirPlay mirroring from the iPad to the ATV is possible with shows though, from apps like ABC, PBS, etc. I did that quite a bit when I was hooked on Downton Abbey!

    Anyways, from the iPad....I am not sure with a movie rental and whether or not you can view it on your tv. Maybe AirPlay will work for this as well?
    #3 skimonkey, Aug 2, 2013
    Last edited: Aug 3, 2013
  4. leelai

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    Apr 24, 2011
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    Hi Phil and welcome to the Forum!

    The IPad Forum is a community of members from all walks of life and from all over the world coming together to share our experiences and to help each other learn about this wonderful piece of technology the Ipad. There is a wealth of information already here in the many threads we have so doing some searches will answer most of the questions you have. If then you cannot find the answer you are seeking then by all means post your question. There are many friendly and informed members here only too willing to help you.

    We also have our own App - It is a very simple app to navigate.
    Tutorial for our App
    Tutorial on creating posts on the Forum
    Reading the IPad manual is a great place to start so please download a copy of these.
    3 very informative threads from which you will learn many tips and shortcuts for the IPad.
    We have rules like any Community so please read these also

    Once again we welcome you here and are so pleased you have joined us!

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