Can I control/operate a iPad 3 using an iPhone or iPod...?

Discussion in 'iPad Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by baldana, Sep 2, 2012.

  1. baldana macrumors newbie

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    LS,

    In stead of getting an AppleTV, I want to buy an iPad 3 and install it permanently next to my LED TV. I will conntect the iPad 3 to my TV using the Digital HDMI Adapter but I need a way to control/operate the iPad 3 from a distance (like remote control) using either an iPhone or iPod or any other 3rd party device (remote control) that may exist.

    Any suggestions/comments will be appreciated.
     
  2. max53389 macrumors member

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    Just asking but why not the apple tv? You can controll that with an iPhone.

    Back your question,
    I don't think you can becuase apple didn't make their devices to communicate in that way. I noticed that in some apps you can controll functions within the app over bluetooth with another app on the iPhone, but it can not controll the iPad.
    The apps I mentioned are games and I haven't seen this function in video streaming apps such as Netflix.

    Also I think a apple tv and a iPad will go together so you can use the iPad as a remote/streaming (air play) device for your tv.
     
  3. Bilalo macrumors 6502

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    Nop just get an apple tv or connect your laptop to the tv and connect ur ipad, iphone or ipod to ur laptop via splashtop streamer.
     

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