iPad Use iPad as a gaming monitor tweak

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by maijedb, Jan 19, 2014.

  1. maijedb macrumors newbie

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    Wouldn't this be awesome to play ps4 on my ipad? Does anyone know if this is even possible?
     
  2. Menneisyys2 macrumors 603

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    Nope, no hardware support for direct video input - just as on the 99,9% of all tablets and even all-in-one devices like the iMac.

    Software mirroring is certainly possible but it introduces HUGE lag, making gaming impossible.
     
  3. benrd macrumors member

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  4. darricksailo macrumors 601

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    it has specific hardware to do this
     
  5. dcpmark macrumors 6502a

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    You mean like a wifi module, a CPU, and a GPU? What else is there? And are any of those on a Vita more powerful than in the latest iPad? I'm not being sarcastic….I'm actually asking because I don't know.
     
  6. darricksailo macrumors 601

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    I don't know about all the specifics, but Sony has control of both the Vita and PS Series so I would assume they can make both hardware and software changes to better complement the streaming feature

    Maybe Menneisyys2 can shed more light on this if he/she knows more

    Have you heard about the Nvidia Shield? I know for that, the streaming heavily depends on your wireless router for the utmost lowest latency. The Nvidia Shield has a strong 2x2 wireless n compatible wifi module
     
  7. dcpmark, Jan 20, 2014
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    dcpmark macrumors 6502a

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    I have a Shield. And a Vita, although no PS4 to stream from. But I also know that many people have used Splashtop to successfully stream games to various devices. As long as the PS4 or PC is doing the heavy work, there shouldn't be any reason an iPad couldn't act as a gaming monitor. The only problem would be the lack of physical controls on the iPad. I'm not sure if the PS4 has game streaming built in, but of course Sony would have to put out an iOS app that permitted the use of PS4 games on the iPad.
     

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