iPad Controlling iPad Remotely

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  1. Brother Hero macrumors newbie

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    I occasionally use my iPad to stream video content to my TV via HDMI adapter. Currently, I have to use the controls on the iPad anytime I want to play, pause, etc.. Wondering if there is a remote available to control the iPad? I have the remote app on my iPad and iPhone as well as an Apple TV, but did not think those would help me here. Thoughts?
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    No, there isn't. Why would you want to remotely control the iPad, when you could simply have the iPad near you? That's the idea of having a mobile device.
     
  3. Brother Hero thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I am walking around my house, sitting on my couch/chair, etc., when the streaming content is playing. My HDMI cord (connecting the TV and iPad) is 6' long, but not long enough to allow me freedom of movement in my living room.
     
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    I recommend getting an Apple TV, so you can stream from any of your iOS or OS X devices to your TV. There is no app to remotely control the iPad or iPhone.
     
  5. Brother Hero thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I have an Apple TV. There are certain streams that do not allow AirPlay, so I have gotten around that by using the HDMI adapter directly to the TV.
     
  6. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    What have you encountered that can't be streamed to Apple TV?
     
  7. Brother Hero thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Most recently was during a college basketball tournament. The games were only streamed on the tournament sponsor's website. Normally, you get the icon on the bottom right (think that's the normal location) where you can select the external device to connect. That was not present in this case.
     
  8. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    What about swiping up from the bottom to access the Control Center, then selecting AirPlay to mirror the whole device? That always works for me, no matter what app I'm in or what site I'm on.
     
  9. Brother Hero thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I didn't try, but will. Thanks for the thought.
     
  10. Tricky16 macrumors newbie

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    Try Tango. Install it on you iPad and phone. Set the iPad to media player and the iPhone to remote.
     
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  12. tdhurst macrumors 68040

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    Beyond hilarious

    While I completely understand the OP's request for such a solution, the notion of needing an remote for a device that is often a remote is hilarious to me for reasons I cannot currently fathom.

    You could probably control your iPad from your iPhone, but I'm betting Apple very much intends for the iPad to be used within a foot of our faces, so a solution would be limited.

    Back in my day, we hooked our ENTIRE laptops up to TVs, mirrored screens, and watched ****** rips we DOWNLOADED, not streamed, from creepy Limewire-type sites — you're damn right we walked across the room to change the video.

    Of course, back then the biggest innovation in cell phones was t9, which didn't do much as a remote.

    Kids today, sheesh.
     
  13. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Back in my day, we walked across the room to flip the record over to side B, or to change the channels or adjust the volume. Yes, we've gotten spoiled!
     
  14. thmshale macrumors member

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    You could just get a chromecast. For $35, you can cast any chrome tab (on a computer or even Chrome for iOS) to your TV. Some iPad apps like Netflix support chromecast natively.
     
  15. tdhurst macrumors 68040

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    Maybe

    Maaaaaayyyyybbbbeeee though. I mean, likely yes, but the controls stuff like March Madness has often befuddles me. The original mention of CBS blocking AirPlay is one such example.

    I suppose this could be tested, but it's not advisable to assume Chromecast may be subject to the same sort of restrictions without Chrome modifications.
     

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