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How to Connect iPad to TV

Although a new iPad is a great device for you to lie in bed and watch movies, but sometimes you may also like to enjoy YouTube videos, favorite football games, and memorial photos or even play iPad games on a larger screen with family or friends in the living room. To connect iPad to TV is a good idea. The operation is very simple, if you have chosen the right cables.

Connect iPad to TV with AirPlay in Apple TV

In fact, the Apple TV is the best way to connect your iPad to your TV for its AirPlay feature. It is also the only wireless solution for iPad to TV connection. Read the following to it:

  • Connect your iOS device to the same WI-FI network as your Apple TV.
  • Select the video you want to watch and press the AirPlay button.
  • C. Selec “Apple TV”, and your content will begin streaming, thus you can watch photos, videos or listen to music onto your TV.

Connect iPad to TV by HDMI Adapter

The Apple’s Digital AV Adapter makes it easy to connect iPad to TV by an HDMI cable by transferring HD-quality video and sound. As we know, the original iPad is capable of 720p with the Digital AV Adapter, while, it has updated to even 180p in iPad 2 and the new iPad. It also supports to other Apple devices like iPhone family, iPod Touch 4,etc.

Connect iPad to TV through Component Cables

If your old television doesnot support HDMI, do not worry, there is another option for you. That is, you can connect iPad to TV with component cables. It is compatible with almost all Apple mobile devices like iPhones, iPod Touches, iPod nano and the iPod Classic, but only video-enabled apps, photos and music can be played on your TV through the component cable.

Connect iPad to TV via a VGA Adapter

If your TV has equipped with an VGA input, a computer monitor, a projector or other display devices which support VGA, you can choose to connect iPad to TV via the Apple VGA adapter. Especially when you have a free computer monitor, it is a great choice. If you have a monitor that supports multiple display feature, you can eve switch between the monitor and your iPad freely.

In a conclusion, if you want to watch something on the large screen of a television, you’d better choose the HDMI adapter or the component cables. While, if you plan to make better use of your free computer monitor, or want to use the iPad for larger presentations with a projector, then you can choose the VGA adapter.