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Ontopa Level 1 (0 points)
I can't get my TV to play streaming Netflix movies from my iPad - the TV recocgnizes the iPad is attatched via an HDMI port but does not recognize any of the content (music, pictures, movies, etc.). I am currently attaching via the iPad/iPod cable directly into th HDMI port and use the TV input button to identify the port. Any suggestions? Thanks

Mac, Mac OS X (10.4.11)
  • shteef Level 1 (0 points)
    Hi the video out function on the iPad is only enabled when using apple's own video apps, sadly not for ones bought from app store eg netflix,vlc etc..

    sorry
  • lllaass Level 10 (175,658 points)
    shteef you are in error. Third-party apps can output to VGA, composite or component if the app developer elects to to that. video out is not limited to Apple apps.
  • lllaass Level 10 (175,658 points)
    What cable are you using to input HDMI? I am not aware of a single able that has the 30-pin dock connector on one end and HDMI on the other?
  • Ontopa Level 1 (0 points)
    I am using the same cable that came with the iPad to sync with iTunes - the USB end fits into the HDMI port on my TV and the TV 'pings' to acknowlegde an external device ... could the cable be the problem?

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  • Tamara Level 6 (13,730 points)
    The cable is the issue. A USB cable is not an HDMI cable. You need to buy the appropriate cable from the Apple Store.
  • Ontopa Level 1 (0 points)
    Thank you ... I will give it a try.
  • celliott147 Level 4 (1,300 points)
    unfortunately, Netflix claims it only supports video out on the iPhone 4 and iPod Touch 4th Gen.
  • Tamara Level 6 (13,730 points)
    It most likely will work with the iPad after the 4.2 update comes out next month.
  • mspringfield Level 1 (25 points)
    I think it is a cable issue too. I use my iPad with the Dock to VGA adapter all the time to stream NetFlix through my iPad directly to the TV. I have not tried connect the iPad to the Apple TV for anything other then remote control.

    I have also head of success using the Dock to Component cable and NetFlix
  • akaMarko Level 1 (10 points)
    Netflix does indeed support the iPad. It even says so on their web site. I use the apple component cable and everything works fine. Picture quality is somewhere between vhs and DVD. At least from what I've experienced.
  • JBarcroft Level 1 (0 points)
    I might be wrong, but I'm pretty sure I have the answer to this issue - I have been trying to figure this issue out for the last month. Everyone is half right, but half wrong.

    The issue is NOT your cable, as long as you are using the Apple AV accessory. The issue is that every Ipad/Itouch/Iphone application chooses whether to allow video playback or not.

    If you were hoping to display any image from your ipad to the television like I was with my itouch, you will be disappointed. Netflix does not have the playback option and HULU charges $8/mo. for their application (hulu plus)... so the only purpose of the Apple AV cable is to display Youtube on your television OR movies already stored on your ipad.

    Netlix might wise up someday and allow for video playback, but for the time being, we are limited with the use of the AV cable. I hope this helps.

    -J
  • Waymen Level 5 (5,635 points)
    Let's be clear here, the iPad's video out function (to a TV) most certainly DOES work with Netflix. I've watched quite a few movies on my TV by using the Netlfix app on my iPad. But you do need the correct cable, either Apple's component AV cable or the VGA adapter.

    However, there are apps that don't support video out on the iPad, notably the ABC app and Hulu Plus.
  • tomh1000 Level 1 (45 points)
    Waymen wrote:
    Let's be clear here, the iPad's video out function (to a TV) most certainly DOES work with Netflix. I've watched quite a few movies on my TV by using the Netlfix app on my iPad. But you do need the correct cable, either Apple's component AV cable or the VGA adapter.

    However, there are apps that don't support video out on the iPad, notably the ABC app and Hulu Plus.


    Just a note. I have the Apple Composite AV Cable and that works with Netflix as well.

    Tom
  • Waymen Level 5 (5,635 points)
    tomh1000 wrote:

    Just a note. I have the Apple Composite AV Cable and that works with Netflix as well.

    Tom

    It's also worth noting that it has been reported that the VGA adapter does NOT work for viewing iTunes protected content (movies and TV shows bought/rented from the iTunes Store). In fact, the only AV cable that I've actually used with my iPad is the Apple Component AV cable. That works with Netflix and the protected iTunes content.
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