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elliothancock Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Oct 12, 2011 11:29 AM

I'm curious on this whole subject.

Basically in the near future I was planning to get an apple tv but I would like to get myself a contract with LoveFilm for the films function. Now I know apple tv doesn't work with love film. But love film now have a streamer on the iPad.


I'm curious to see if someone has tried to stream love film to the iPad then sent it to the apple tv?



Does this make sense?


Thanks in advance.

Mac OS X (10.6.7)
  • petand Level 1 Level 1 (65 points)
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    Oct 13, 2011 4:46 AM (in response to elliothancock)

    If you got iOS 5 on your iPad and Apple TV that shouldn't be a problem. You use AirPlay Mirroring.


    "Wow your audience in the board room, classroom, or living room. AirPlay now supports video mirroring. Which means you can wirelessly — and securely — stream whatever’s on your iPad 2 or iPhone 4S to your HDTV via Apple TV"


  • bakedalaska Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 14, 2011 2:41 PM (in response to petand)

    No this does not work. apple TV is a waste of time. They should have BBC Iplayer and LoveFilm streaming then it would be a good investment. Using  Mirroring with Apple TV and love film player does not work it puts a message on AppleTV to say so - I guess they dont want itbto work...Also LoveFilm app does not work even though AppleTV button appears - sound but no video. Come on Apple / LoveFilm / BBC !!!

  • vazandrew Level 6 Level 6 (13,045 points)
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    Oct 14, 2011 2:43 PM (in response to bakedalaska)

    That has nothing to do with Apple. The App developers have not enabled video airplay and have put something in place to block mirroring. If you want to place blame it is with them.

  • Nat The Gooner Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Oct 14, 2011 3:11 PM (in response to elliothancock)

    You'd be disappointed because the iPad isn't widescreen - you'd have an iPad shaped viewing window on your TV screen - not great if you're into movies.

  • alan147 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 22, 2011 4:00 AM (in response to elliothancock)

    I bought the iPad 2 weeks ago. I have always been a PC fan and thought i might be wasting my money. I have to say the iPad is fantastic and It does everything that i could ever have wanted and much much more. am totally hooked. Upgraded to IOS 5, bought Apple tv - bit of an issue with atv as it needs to be updated but won't do it wirelessly and you need to upgrade by tethering the atv to your pc and download upgrade via iTunes - a bug in atv 4.3I downloaded BBC I player and itv player and they stream perfectly using mirroring. You can adjust the setting on your tv with remote so that you are not looking at a small box in middle of tv.  Yep, I subscribe to lovefilm and the only downside is that it will not let you mirror movies but I bet that will change soon. My biggest concern with the iPad was not having a keyboard - now I find typing on the pc keyboard so slow! I have just watched graham norton by mirroring iPad to tv and it is perfect. I bought a Philips streamium years ago and ditched it after 2 weeks because it was rubbish. Now, if sky don't enable downloading to iPad shortly I am ditching my subscription. This is the best £500 I have spent in years.

  • 28steve Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 27, 2011 5:11 AM (in response to elliothancock)

    Hi Elliott


    It makes perfect sense.  Or so you would have thought!  I have been trying to do the same thing. I can stream all other iPad content via Airplay and it works seamslessly but not so with Love Film.  Once you set up Home Sharing on iTunes, an icon will appear on the Player similar to the Maximize button, you tap this and and any content automatically streams through Apple TV.  this works with downloaded content on the iPad but when you do this with LoveFilm however, it only streams the audio!?


    I have no explanation for this and have just emailed LoveFilm support. Iwill update you when i hear anything.





  • vazandrew Level 6 Level 6 (13,045 points)
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    Nov 27, 2011 5:29 AM (in response to 28steve)

    That's because the developer is responsible for enabling video AirPlay. So contacting them would be the way to go

  • 28steve Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 27, 2011 10:59 PM (in response to elliothancock)

    Here's the response.......


    Dear Steve,


    Thank you for your enquiry regarding our new streaming app for the iPad.


    Unfortunately it’s not currently possible to stream titles from the

    Lovefilm iPad app to your TV via any sort of cable.  This is a measure

    intended to prevent copyright theft. We are however looking into ways of

    making this possible and are hopeful of finding a solution.


    Please accept my apologies for the inconvenience caused by this. As a

    gesture of goodwill I am adding a film extra credit to your account.

    This can be used for an extra dispatch from our physical catalogue.


    If you should have any further queries regarding this or any other

    matter, please don’t hesitate to contact us again.




    So no it doesn't work for the moment but watch this space.


    Cheers steve

  • MRPLE Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 20, 2012 1:54 AM (in response to elliothancock)

    I've just exchanged mails with Lovefilm. It seems that the app was written for iOS4 without aiplay enabled as there were concerns about security on this version by their rights holders (that would make sense as I don't think that the original BBC one allow airplay). iOS5 is considered secure and so there is no reason why an updated app would not have airplay enabled. This is in the pipeline but not released as yet. I have no idea why the audio works on an iOS5 iPad.

  • vazandrew Level 6 Level 6 (13,045 points)
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    Jan 20, 2012 7:40 AM (in response to MRPLE)

    Audio is on by default, it's the video that needs to be enabled

  • bakedalaska Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 25, 2012 3:12 AM (in response to vazandrew)

    Have switched to Netflix - beautiful streaming in HD from all devices including Apple TV. Love Film are really good for DVD/Blu-ray rentals but for streaming Netflix is a winner. True the select is not quite there yet but it will be eventually I am sure.

  • mosseyuk Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
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    Feb 17, 2012 2:33 AM (in response to bakedalaska)

    just bought the ATV2 and I agree - Netflix seems to have the edge at the moment, at least in terms of usability (via ipad & Atv) but the selection at Lovefilm is better - come on Lovefilm Get a grip!

  • Seb Turner Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 15, 2012 3:49 PM (in response to elliothancock)

    Perhaps surprisingly, it is not possible to stream shows and movies from the Lovefilm iPad app directly to Apple TV. You'll hear the sound on your ATV but the video will remain on the iPad.


    This is a catastrophic failure on Lovefilm's part. As pointed out in the last post, Netflix has both an ATV app and streams from iPad; Lovefilm is not capable of either.


    That said, Lovefilm has a vastly superior selection of things to watch and it's significantly more up to date! I struggle to find anything even remotely recent on Netflix.

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