iPad Amazon Prime Instant Video - Apple Digital AV Adapter vs Airplay on Apple TV

Discussion in 'iPad' started by TitanTiger, May 29, 2014.

  1. TitanTiger macrumors 6502

    Jun 8, 2009
    Anyone use the Amazon Prime Instant Video on your iPad and send it to your TV through Airplay (via Apple TV)? How does it compare to the way it looks using the AV adapter? Because the AV adapter leaves black bars all the way around. You can mitigate some of it by adjusting the picture settings on your TV but it's still not like it should be. Is the Apple TV/Airplay way any better?

    Or should I just bite the bullet and get a Roku (since Apple apparently isn't going to put a native app on Apple TV for it)?
  2. rrm74001 macrumors 6502


    Nov 11, 2008
    I have never used the AV adapter, but I can AirPlay Amazon Instant to my Apple TV fullscreen (no black bars). I have no complaints about quality.

    However, I had the same problem as you with black bars when I initially hooked up my Apple TV. So you may still need to play with your TV/device settings to get it right. Here is my post about it (with potential fix):

  3. scaredpoet macrumors 604


    Apr 6, 2007
    It isn't totally Apple's decision. Amazon has to come to the table, too and agree to develop it, which they likely won't since they're pushing their own TV product.

    I've been streaming over Airplay to my TV from the Amazon Prime app without any complaints, though I think a lot of it has to do with the source video and how it's formatted.

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