Can you airplay from iPhone direct to aTV3?

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  1. MrMister111 macrumors 68000

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    Use my Apple TV 3 at home on my home WiFi network. Using my iPhone I can airplay stuff to it fine.

    I'm sure I've read somewhere that you don't need a WiFi network now to be able to use Apple TV.

    So is this possible... Take my iPhone and Apple TV to a cottage that doesn't have WiFi and stream some saved movies on my iPhone to the Apple TV to watch? 3G/4G service will be poor to, so I'll sync some movies to my iPhone so they are saved on my iPhone.

    Thanks
     
  2. richwoodrocket macrumors 68020

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    No, you can connect to it directly via bluetooth but you cant stream anything.
     
  3. MrMister111 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Can you airplay from iPhone direct to aTV3?

    Ah... So what it's point? I thought (trying to find it), that for example presentations for salesman could be done like this with no WiFi. So going to a convention, setting up an iPhone and Apple TV could show stuff, thus not how it works?
     
  4. richwoodrocket macrumors 68020

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    If you are in a school, or business with a lot of apple TVs on the same wifi network, you can use bluetooth to select the Apple TV closest to you, which is more than likely the Apple TV you are trying to AirPlay to. Its for convenience.
     
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  6. MrMister111 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Still not 100% clear to me to be honest. Not sure if that link, but on YouTube someone said using it in a mini van, connected to a screen, kids using iPads.

    Be great and handy if does
     
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  8. MrMister111 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Please report if try and works with explanation please. Can't try it at mo, but may buy another aTV3 A1469 if this works
     
  9. richwoodrocket macrumors 68020

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    I'll try it at home and let you know if it works.
     
  10. priitv8 macrumors 68020

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    It will not stream over Bluetooth! BT is used to set up a peer-to-peer WiFi connection (i.e. without using the wireless access point) and that's it.
    As someone already mentioned - :apple:TV needs to be the 3rd gen revision A (2013). The first version (2012) will not get that done.
    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1781775
     

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