Watching videos on a TV
You can stream videos wirelessly to your TV using AirPlay and Apple TV, or connect iPad to your
TV using one of the following cables:
Apple Digital AV Adapter and an HDMI cable
Apple Component AV Cable
Apple Composite AV Cable
Apple VGA Adapter and a VGA cable
Apple cables are available for purchase in many countries. Go to www.apple.com/store or check
with your local Apple retailer.
Stream videos using AirPlay: Start video playback, then tap and choose your Apple TV from
the list of AirPlay devices. If doesn’t appear or if you don’t see Apple TV in the list of AirPlay
devices, make sure it’s on the same wireless network as iPad. For more information, see “Using
AirPlay” on page 37.
While video is playing, you can exit Videos and use other apps. To return playback to iPad, tap
and choose iPad.
Stream videos using a cable: Use the cable to connect iPad to your TV or AV receiver and select
the corresponding input.
Connect using an Apple Digital
Attach the Apple Digital AV Adapter to the iPad Dock connector. Use an
HDMI cable to connect the HDMI port of the adapter to your TV or receiver.
To keep iPad charged while watching videos, use an Apple Dock Connector
to USB Cable to connect the 30-pin port of the adapter to your iPad 10W
USB Power Adapter.
Connect using an AV cable
Use the Apple Component AV Cable, Apple Composite AV Cable, or other
authorized iPad-compatible cable. You can also use these cables with the
Apple Universal Dock to connect iPad to your TV. You can use the dock’s
remote to control playback.
Connect using a VGA Adapter
Attach the VGA Adapter to the iPad Dock connector. Connect the VGA
Adapter with a VGA cable to a compatible TV, projector, or VGA display.
With iPad 2 or later, when the cable is connected to a TV or projector, the iPad screen is
automatically mirrored on the external display at a resolution of up to 1080p, and videos play at
a resolution of up to 1080p. Some apps such as Keynote may use the external display as a second
video monitor. With previous iPad models, only certain apps (including YouTube, Videos, and
Photos) can use the external display.
With iPad 2 or later, you can also mirror the screen on a TV wirelessly, using AirPlay Mirroring and
Apple TV. See “Using AirPlay” on page 37.
If you use the Apple Digital AV Adapter or the Apple Component AV Cable, high-resolution videos
are shown in HD quality.