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ipad to external drive to tv


iPF Noob
Apr 25, 2012
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Hi There,

I have a tricky situation that i would like to know if it is possible. I am looking at buying just an ipad for my mum as her current computer is now on its last legs. I think for what she does on her computer an ipad would be all she would need instead of buying another desktop. She has also recently moved into a new home that has a lan connnection into the theatre room from the study and i thought this would be an easy way for her to watch movies that she already has on an external hardrive - is it possible to connect the external hardrive to lan connection and also to an ipad (if the external has wifi) and sync the ipad to tv in the theatre using the plex software? I have plex on my pc and know there is an app for iphone and ipad - it works fantastic with my tv also. Sorry if I havent explained this correctly - any help would be appreciated?



Staff member
Apr 24, 2011
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Brisbane, Australia
Hi and welcome to the Forum!

I've moved your thread to our Help Section where you will receive a better response.

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.
Reading the IPad manual is a great place to start so please download a copy of these.
2 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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