Best iPhone Xs accessory to have in a Hotel room

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by MareLuce, Sep 28, 2018.

  1. MareLuce macrumors 6502a

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    Netflix and Amazon Prime video has made me intolerant of commercials during anything except football games. Commercials seem especially blaring in a hotel room.

    My iPhone XS Max + Apple's Lightning Digital AV Adapter" ($49) + HDMI cable worked great on this work trip for playing Netflix and Amazon Prime Video downloads.

    On a different trip earlier this year, my iPhone X in same config did not work. Switched to my Thinkpad + in same config which did work. upload_2018-9-28_14-14-4.png upload_2018-9-28_14-15-9.png


    https://www.apple.com/shop/product/MD826AM/A/lightning-digital-av-adapter?fnode=85&fs=fh=459d%2B3058
     
  2. Packers1958 macrumors 65816

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    I see there are a lot of complaints that it is not working properly with iOS 12.0.
     
  3. MareLuce thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Mine is working great so far on 12.

    One thing I've noticed -
    Sometimes both TV image and iPhone image are mirror'd.
    Sometimes (like in the pic above) the iPhone has only the cover art while the TV plays the movie.
    Any idea why?
     
  4. Packers1958 macrumors 65816

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    That I don't know why. I wonder if those people are having issues are because they are trying send video that Apple won't allow because of agreements they have in place with other vendors. IOW, movies that you download onto your device from iTunes, that you cant send via the adaptor to another tv.
     
  5. MareLuce thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Interesting. I haven't used iTunes at all so far.
    Tried & worked: Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Vudu, and one work app.
     
  6. treyhunnid macrumors regular

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    depends on the app. the app may take over the mirror. or it'll just feed what its capturing from the cable.
     

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