Currently Being ModeratedJan 21, 2013 2:54 PM (in response to Squashersi)
Welcome to the Apple Community.
You would only need homesharing on your iPad if you want to use the remote app (which is quite handy actually). To be able to use the iPad with the Apple TV, you use AirPlay, but the iPad won't show up in a list on the Apple TV, you send content from the iPad itself.
Assuming both devices are on the same network and that AirPlay is not turned off on the Apple TV, then simply tap on the screen when you are watching content you wish to stream to your Apple TV, then tap the airplay icon that appears in the control bar, choose the Apple TV from the menu that appears.
When displaying the content you wish to mirror on the iPad 2 (or better), iPad Mini, iPhone 4S (or better), double tap the home button (quickly) and swipe the bottom row of apps to the right to reveal the playback controls, tap the AirPlay icon and select your Apple TV from the list of available devices.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 24, 2013 11:35 AM (in response to Winston Churchill)
Sorry but you explain it more please. I have airplay turned on on Apple TV. When I watch content on ipad and tap the screen I don't have an airplay icon that appears. Both devices are connected to the same wifi connection. Do you know if the should allow me to do the same with iTunes as well? Thanks for your help thus far.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 24, 2013 11:50 AM (in response to Squashersi)
With Apple TV up and running, the iOS device on the same network as the Apple TV, double tap the home button, swipe the lower band to the right. Tap on the icon to the left of the volume slider with the "up" arrow. Choose Apple TV. You should now be mirroring the iOS device to your TV screen.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 24, 2013 12:03 PM (in response to Squashersi)
You might try restarting the iPad, Apple TV and router, if that doesn't help something on your network might be blocking AirPlay from working properly.