Will iPad 2 Work With Apple TV?

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  1. pvdg42

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    I'm really confused about the title question.
    I've found articles online that indicate my iPad 2 will work with Apple TV to display the iPad screen on my HDTV, like this:

    http://www.wikihow.com/Stream-an-iPad’s-Screen-to-a-TV-with-Apple-TV

    So, I went to a nearby Apple Store today to ask them about it and (I thought) to purchase an Apple TV. However, the employee at the store looked at my iPad 2, looking for the AirPlay icon (IOS 7) and couldn't find it (it appears from the internet articles that the AirPlay icon will not appear unless there is an AirPlay device (i.e. an Apple TV) on the same network as the iPad). He then said that I must be mistaken and that my iPad 2 cannot work with Apple TV. I left the store disappointed and empty handed.

    So, what is the truth? What I found online or what the Apple Store "expert" told me? I don't want to go buy the Apple TV and set it up only to find that it will never work with my iPad 2.

    Thanks in advance for any enlightenment.
     
  2. J. A.

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    The iPad 2 works with an Apple TV. My daughter uses hers from time to time, to show us videos on our TV screen via Apple TV.
     
  3. Brian 244

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    Swipe up from the bottom of your iPad 2 screen to find the Airplay icon in the control panel. I use iPad 2's with the Apple TV on a daily basis.
     
  4. pvdg42

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    Hello, Brian 244.
    Am I correct that the AirPlay icon will not appear unless my iPad2 is on the same network with an AirPlay device (i.e. an Apple TV)?
    Right now, there is no AirPlay icon on my control panel, because I don't have the Apple TV yet?
     
  5. Brian 244

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    Yes you will need to be on the same network in order to use AirPlay.
     
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    Thank you both (Brian 244 and J. A.) for your help. I appreciate it!
    Still trying to get my head around the misinformation I received at the Apple Store. I guess the employees there are not selected for product knowledge ?!?
     
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    Usually they are well trained and knowledgable, but no organization is perfect, and even capable, normally competent people have bad days.
     

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