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Dalkusha Level 1 (0 points)

I Can't get netflix to work using a hdmi cable anymore. Messages says I need to disable airplay but I don't know how

iPad 2, iOS 7.0.2
  • Diavonex Level 9 (66,550 points)

    If you don't see the AirPlay icon:


    1. Turn off router, Apple TV and iPad


    2. Turn on router and then wait 30 seconds for it to complete start-up process


    3. Turn on Apple TV and then wait 30 seconds for it to complete start-up process


    4. Turn on iPad (wait 30 seconds) and test AirPlay

  • Dalkusha Level 1 (0 points)

    TThanks for the reply. Maybe I wasn't clear - I don't have Apple TV. I just link my ipad to a regular tv with a hdmi cable. Until yesterday this worked fine but now it says I must disable airplay mirroring

  • skyehs Level 1 (0 points)

    I am the same as Dalkusha    I link my ipad to regular tv using hdmi    was working fine til last night when it says disable airplay        No idea how to


    I connected hdmi to my iphone and it worked ok

  • Diavonex Level 9 (66,550 points)
  • Dalkusha Level 1 (0 points)

    thanks, again but this still does not work. when i pull up my control panel there is no airplay icon. I presume this is because i have no Apple TV. so i cant toggle on and off as you suggest as there is no icon. However the Netflix app seems to assume that i am using airplay and wont let me use the hdmi cable until i stop

  • Diavonex Level 9 (66,550 points)

    I think you should get Netflix to help you resolve problem.

  • dangray77 Level 1 (0 points)

    I'm having the same the problem! Netflix know it's a problem and there working on an update to fix it

  • mick-ee Level 1 (5 points)
    Netflix Customer Service



    You are now chatting with: Jeremy



    17 minutes agoNetflix Jeremy


    Hello! Thank you for chatting in to Netflix! My name is Jeremy, and who do I have the pleasure of speaking with today?


    17 minutes agoYou


    hi jeremy, i have been trying to output from my ipad to my tv, getting the must disable airplay error


    17 minutes agoNetflix Jeremy


    Ahh, I see


    16 minutes agoNetflix Jeremy


    That's going to be in your iPads settings


    16 minutes agoYou


    im not using apple tv, connected with an hdmi to lightning connector


    15 minutes agoNetflix Jeremy


    Right, airplay is the way you'd connect the iPad to the apple tv. That's going to be in the iPads settings.


    14 minutes agoYou


    i dont have any airplay settings on the ipad, because i dont have "appleTV" the wireless module apple offers


    14 minutes agoYou


    it was working fine before the version 5 update 2 nights ago


    13 minutes agoNetflix Jeremy


    Alright, so do you know offhand if you updated the app in iTunes or just on the device in general?


    12 minutes agoYou


    it was a direct connection from my ipad to the television, via the a1438 lightning to hdmi adapter, searching the apple support forums, others using the same method as me are having issues as well and the general consensus was it was a netflix programming thing


    12 minutes agoYou


    i have automatic updates set, i did remove the app from my device and reinstalled it hoping it would revert back to the previous app build


    12 minutes agoYou


    but it did not


    11 minutes agoNetflix Jeremy


    Alright, hang on


    10 minutes agoNetflix Jeremy


    I'm on the phone with our research team.


    8 minutes agoYou


    no problem, im just sitting here at work goofing off, so i have all day


    8 minutes agoNetflix Jeremy




    7 minutes agoNetflix Jeremy


    That's more or less what we do here as well lol, just occasionally we get some weird issue like this we have to deal with


    6 minutes agoYou


    hah the error started after the build released oct 2nd or so, and the actual error was something like "device not supported please disable airplay mirroring


    5 minutes agoYou


    since i dont have any airplay related devices the IPad doesnt give me the option to disable mirroring


    5 minutes agoNetflix Jeremy


    Yeah, this has been an issue we've been dealing with since the update.


    5 minutes agoNetflix Jeremy


    The update apparently is assuming each apple device that is trying to connect to a tv is trying to use airplay I believe


    5 minutes agoYou


    ahh, i see.


    4 minutes agoNetflix Jeremy


    Yeah, so it's an error on our end here, the research team had me issue a work ticket on your account so that they can make sure they are working on it for you as well as some others that this is happening to.


    4 minutes agoYou


    good to hear.


    3 minutes agoYou


    it would probably be simple if apple just added a mirroring diable switch even without airplay items available... but good luck getting apple to do something.


    3 minutes agoNetflix Jeremy


    Yeah, sorry for the confusion about this! Whenever there's an update there's inevtiably going to be some bugs to work out, but rest assured we are aware of this issue and are working on fixing it for everyone. In the meantime just use another device to watch Netflix on, or just use the iPad without connecting to the TV. This should be fixed here shortly though.


    2 minutes agoYou


    ok. thanks then... ill be waiting for the update.


    54 seconds agoNetflix Jeremy


    Right, and we actually work with the manufacturers on developing their version of the apps, so it was kind of on both us and apple here. But we are working to fix. I appreciate you're understand of the situation though!!! I'm glad you chatted in to report it.


    27 seconds agoYou


    take it easy bro..


    21 seconds agoYou


    yea i just dropped the bro on ya


    8 seconds agoNetflix Jeremy


    you as well, enjoy your weekend broseph

  • Dalkusha Level 1 (0 points)

    thanks for posting this mick-ee

  • iRadu Level 1 (110 points)

    This is true. Everything worked automatically, and since late last week, no more netflix playing via connector. Also, same applies with Amazon Instant Movie app. I replaced the connector, reformatted my ipad and downgraded to IOS7.0. Nothing. Rebooted the router just in case.... still nothing.


  • Ravenlie Level 1 (0 points)

    Yeah same for me. I don't have anything for airplay to even work with. I just connect hdmi to the tv and watch netflix. The update broke that though.  There's already news all over the net just they keep suggesting this mirroring thing but I don't even have airplay. I never had it. Its now down below or anywhere. I only own an iPad, no other devices.

  • Herbie2 Level 1 (0 points)

    Does anyone know if this has been fixed. I'm still getting the error message when trying to watch netflix!

  • GT5462 Level 1 (0 points)

    TThere is an ipad update for netflix, just downloaded update on ipad and works fine on normal tv

  • JDMLSTDER Level 1 (0 points)

    Hello everyone, still not working after the Netflix update.  It sometimes plays (after disconnecting and reconnecting the HDMI or VGA to lighting connector) BUT after a few seconds it stops working.


    Please let us know when it works continuously and stable for anyone.  Thx.

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