Apple TV & Airplay
Apple TV and the use of the AirPlay Mirroring option (availability in iOS 5) allows the user to wirelessly connect the iPad to classroom projectors and large screen displays that have an HDMI connection. Anything you can see on your iPad you can display on the projector wirelessly with no connectors, cords, etc. using the Apple TV Box. If your projector does not have an HDMI connection (some of our older models to not), there are inexpensive converter boxes that can be purchased to provide the hdmi connection. One of our area schools recommended this model from LinkStyle.

If you have a 1 to 1 iPad initiative like some area schools, students can share the content directly from their iPads onto the Classroom Apple TV simply by selecting Airplay mirroring on their device.


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Equipment Needed:
  • Mobile device with iOS 5 running airplay mirroring, iPhone 4S or iPad 2 (and later)
  • Apple TV (second generation or third generation)
  • Projector with HDMI connection
  • Wireless Network/Network Connection both devices must be on the same wireless network

Accessing Airplay on Your Device:
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  • Step #1: Connect your device and your Apple TV to the SAME Wi-Fi network
  • Step #2: Double-click the Home button
  • Step #3: Swipe all the way to the right and select the AirPlay icon:
    AirPlay icon
    AirPlay icon
  • Step #4: Select the Apple TV (it will have a checkmark when selected) and make sure Mirroring is ON. (see below)
AirPlay menu with Mirroring option ON
AirPlay menu with Mirroring option ON



Images for Connecting Displayed Below:


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When playing videos you may see the message below letting you know that video is playing on your Apple TV:

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Many current projectors do not have HDMI input which is required for Apple TV, you may need a VGA to HDMI converter shown here..
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