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Streaming from iOS device to ATV in hotel?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by MoodyM, Aug 10, 2013.

  1. macrumors 6502a


    Is it possible to take my ATV 3rd gen to a hotel, plug it into room's TV, then stream movies stored on iPhone/iPad to it?

    I realise there are workarounds to get hotel wifi (with login landing pages) working on ATV for getting onto Netflix, etc, but I'm not fussed about the internet, just streaming locally.
  2. macrumors member

    Yes it will work.
  3. macrumors 65816


    Well you are going to need to be on the same network at least. You won't need Internet, just have to be on the network on both devices.
  4. macrumors 6502a


    Yeah but it'll be difficult to join a hotel's wifi if it has a login page, no?
  5. macrumors 65816


    It may let you join the network, just not get Internet.
  6. macrumors regular

    I just connect my iPhone or iPad directly to the TV using HDMI and watch it.
  7. macrumors 68030


    If you have tethering, you can create a wifi network with your phone or iPad (if your iPad has cellular data) and join that with the ATV. Since you're streaming the movie from internal storage on the iPad/iPhone, you won't chew up a ton of tethering data.
  8. macrumors 68020

    it'll also require a hotel with TVs with an active HDMI port, i was just in a hotel, and the TV had an HDMI port, but it was disabled.

    Also, just because your aTV and iOS device are on the same network, doesn't mean they can see each other. A lot of times in hotels, the wifi clients are isolated from each other. (as it should be, since i don't want everyone in the hotel having access to my computer).

    Your best bet is either the HDMI cable directly to your iOS device.

    or get an airport express, and hopefully your hotel has wired ethernet. You can make your own wireless network.
    once you log-in via your laptop (or iOS device), the airport express is the registered device, so anything connected to it, is seen as logged in.
  9. macrumors 6502a


    Is there such a thing as a combo HDMI/composite cable, to cover hotels that have older TVs with no HDMI?
  10. macrumors regular

    Check Monoprice.com. You can get every sort of converter combo boxes from them.

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