Month: August 2020

Month: August 2020

How to enable and use AppleTV peer-to-peer AirPlay discovery and playback
August 12, 2020 Uncategorized chris

One of the great new features of Apple iOS 8 is the ability to wirelessly connect iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch to Apple TV without first connecting to a wi-fi network. Previously, it was necessary to connect both your AppleTV and your iPhone/iPad to the same wi-fi network. Here are a few examples of where this feature is useful:

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A sales rep brings their AppleTV with them to a client site and connects it to the client’s projector. The sales rep delivers a presentation wirelessly from their iPad

Enterprises equip their conference rooms with AppleTVs. Employees, clients and contractors can display their iOS screens wirelessly without connecting to a wi-fi network

 

 

Requirements:

 

Latest model of Apple TV (REV/A) running the latest 7.x firmware. The model number A1469 is printed in very small type on the bottom of the AppleTV. Note that there are three versions of the black “hockey puck” Apple TV and only the latest model has this capability

iPhone or iPad running iOS 8.x with wifi and Bluetooth enabled

 

 

How to:

 

Tap on AirPlay on your iPhone or iPad, select your AppleTV. Your mobile device will be mirrored to the display. I’ve created a video below that shows the feature in action…