Have you made a presentation on iPad and want to show it to the whole office? Want to play Angry Birds on the big screen? Want to show your roommates how to use the app? IOS AirPlay and Apple TV can stream your iPad screen content directly to your TV screen and share it with anyone you want. Follow this guide and you should be able to do it in minutes!
Method 1 of 1: Set up Apple TV
Step 1. Make sure your devices are compatible
You must have an iPad 2 or newer, or an iPad Mini, these devices will be able to use AirPlay technology. Your Apple TV must be second generation or newer.
- Apple TVs of the second generation began to be released in 2010. If your Apple TV is older, then it doesn't support AirPlay.
- iPad 2 was released in 2011. IPad models A1219 and A1337 will not work.
- Make sure the iOS operating system is up to date on both devices. This will ensure a high quality broadcast.
Step 2. Turn on your TV and Apple TV
Connect Apple TV to your TV through the dedicated input. You should see the Apple TV interface on the screen.
- Check the settings in the Apple TV menu and make sure AirPlay is turned on.
- If this is your first time using Apple TV, read this article to learn how to use this device.
Step 3. Connect your iPad to a wireless network
To stream your iPad screen content to your TV screen, your iPad and Apple TV must be connected to the same wireless network.
Step 4. Start broadcasting
To start streaming content to your TV, launch the selected media file on your iPad and tap the AirPlay button. This button is next to the "Next" button on the brightness and volume control bar. Clicking this button sends a video or music stream to the Apple TV screen.
When content is streamed to your TV screen, you can adjust brightness, volume and other settings from your iPad screen, you can start, stop, skip, pause the selected track. If you are streaming pictures, you can flip through them on the iPad screen to keep showing
Step 5. In iOS 7, you can enable AirPlay from the Control Center on your iPad
Tap the AirPlay button and choose Apple TV from the list provided. Your iPad screen will now be streamed to your TV screen.
To find the AirPlay button in iOS 6, double-tap the Home button to open a list of recently used apps. Scroll the list from left to right to open the menu for adjusting the volume and brightness. Tap the AirPlay button and choose Apple TV from the list provided
Step 6. Determine if you want to enable the Mirroring function
The Mirroring function will display the contents of the display on both screens. If this function is disabled, information will only be displayed on the TV screen. The Mirroring feature is especially useful when giving presentations or streaming iPad games to your TV.
To enable Mirroring, set the switch so that it turns green (iOS 7) or blue (iOS 6)
Before pairing Apple TV and iPad, make sure they are on the same wireless network
A slight delay may occur when AirPlay is used to transfer video from applications such as GarageBand or certain games to the TV
You will need
- Wireless network
- Apple TV
- HD TV