Use HDMI / Airplay video while on other apps

Discussion in 'iPad' started by The Tuck, Apr 2, 2012.

  1. The Tuck macrumors 6502

    The Tuck

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    Hi, I think my question is pretty self-explanatory. Anyone know if there is a way to continue to stream a video to a TV via HDMI adapter or Airplay while being able to browse the web, check other apps, etc? Or is the mirroring always exactly that - mirroring?

    Don't have an iPad, so I can't answer this for myself.

    Thanks!
    Tuck
     
  2. DodgeV83 macrumors 6502a

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    While I haven't tried it with hdmi yet, I can definitely send YouTube videos to my Apple TV, then close YouTube and browse in Safari. I was actually quite surprised when this worked :)
     
  3. blevins321 macrumors 68030

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    This works pretty well :) The issue lies in the moment that you open/switch to an app that has sound output (playing or not), it will stop your video/music from playing. In particular, this bugs me when I try to do other things while Airplaying a Plex video.
     
  4. whtrbt7 macrumors 6502a

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    No, the airplay is built to be playback only. You can't run airplay in the background since iDevices don't have true multitasking.
     
  5. sammich macrumors 601

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  6. Abandapart82 macrumors member

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    Can you stream HBO go through Apple TV with an iPad?
     
  7. whtrbt7 macrumors 6502a

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    As far as I know, HBO hasn't updated HBO Go for Airplay. Not sure why. Maybe a problem with copyright?
     
  8. DodgeV83 macrumors 6502a

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    HBO Go explicitly blocks AirPlay and hdmi/VGA output. It's a licensing issue.
     
  9. Abandapart82 macrumors member

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    Oh ok. Good to know.
     
  10. The Tuck thread starter macrumors 6502

    The Tuck

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    Thanks for the tips, all. So it sounds like most of the time, Airplay / HDMI in the background does indeed work! Great news.

    Tuck

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    Ah, but maybe not through the HDMI adapter.. I would think it would work the same way as AirPlay, but maybe not.
     

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