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How to play and watch iPad videos on TV

In this article , I will show you 4 different ways to watch iPad movies on TV . With a small screen , iPad is not convenient to show videos for many people . So sometimes, you need to mirror your iPad videos on TV for enjoying with friends and family.

Way1. How to airplay your iPad movies on TV

With Apple TV and airplay function of iPad, you can easily stream what’s on your iPad to HDTV with the following steps.

Minimun requirements to use Airplay mirroring:1. iPhone 4S or iPad 2 (and later) with iOS 5 and later 2.Apple TV (2nd or 3rd generation) with software version 5.0 or later 3. WiFi

Step1.Turn on your HDTV and Apple TV. Make sure your iPad and Apple TV are using the same Wi-Fi network.

Step2. Double press your iPad home button to display apps you are running now.

Step3. Swipe your recently used apps from left to right until you see the playback and Airplay icon.

Step4. Tap the Airplay icon to display the list of available airplay devices. Tap the Apple TV and toggle the on/off slider to ON.

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Step5. You will see your iPad screen on HDTV, then choose the video to play.

Tips: To play videos on iPad, you have to make sure that the videos are compitable with iPad. If your videos are not supported by iPad, please convert them to mp4 with Clone2go Video Converter.

Recommended articles: How to convert videos to mp4 format for iPad

Way2. Connect the iPad to your HDTV through HDMI

Connecting your iPad to TV with Apple Digital AV adapter and HDMI cable is another way to play iPad videos on HDTV. Apple Digital AV adapter transfers both HD-quality video and sound.

Connect the ipad dock connecter to VGA adapter, and insert the HDMI cable into another end of the adapter. Select the correct input port in your TV input options list. Then your iPad screen will be displayed on HDTV. Now you can play the video on iPad and watch it on both iPad and HDTV.

The Apple Digital AV Adapter supports video out for iPad, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S or iPod touch (4th generation).

Way3. Connect iPad to TV with a VGA adapter

VGA adapter connects your iPad to a VGA-equipped TV, monitor, or external projector for video mirroring. However, it does not transfer sound, so you need to listen through iPad’s built-in speakers or through external speakers hooked up through the iPad’s headphone jack.

So if you want to play your iPad presentation on TV with a projector, this can be a good choice. Regarding watching videos through TV, the HDMI adapter is the best solution.

Way4. Burn iPad videos to DVD for watching on TV

The last solution I can think of is burning your iPad videos to DVD. Then you can play the DVD on TV with DVD player or computer. First you need to transfer videos to computer with Wireless Transfer App(Lean how to transfer iPad videos to computer). However only videos catured using the built-in camera or videos in the photo camera roll can be tranferred to PC. Then burn the videos with Windows DVD Maker or DVD Photo Slideshow. After finishing, you can watch iPad videos DVD on TV with DVD player.

For Mac, you can burn videos to DVD with iDVD.


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