make ipad a second screen ?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by anonymous4a, Dec 11, 2013.

  1. anonymous4a macrumors 6502

    Aug 6, 2012
    Hi, is it possible to make an Ipad a second screen connected to the macbook retina ? Like playing movies on the ipad that is being played through the macbook retina , while being able to work on something else on the macbook retina .
  2. Abazigal macrumors G3


    Jul 18, 2011
    There are a plethora of apps which do this, but it also depends on what you want to do.

    Air-video lets you stream movies from your PC to your IOS or Android device.

    Air-display lets you use your iPad as a 2nd screen, but you need a router for this, and it's fairly laggy, and really useful only for viewing documents (and even then, I find it easier to just open the document separately through dropbox on my iPad).

    What do you intend to use your 2nd screen for?
  3. anonymous4a thread starter macrumors 6502

    Aug 6, 2012
    I want to use it to play movies . while I'm doing something else on the macbook retina screen . I don't mind having it connected through the charger wire if it's less laggy than router . is there an app that does that ?
  4. Jack Sun macrumors member

    Oct 30, 2013
  5. Zeov macrumors 6502a


    Apr 1, 2011

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