Use the Lightning Digital AV Adaptor with your iPad with Retina display, iPad mini, iPhone 5 and iPod touch (5th generation) with Lightning connector. The Lightning Digital AV Adaptor supports mirroring of what is displayed on your device screen — including apps, presentations, websites, slideshows and more — to your HDMI-equipped TV, display, projector or other compatible display in up to 1080p HD.
It also outputs video content — films, TV programmes, captured video — to your big screen in up to 1080p HD. Simply attach the Lightning Digital AV Adaptor to the Lightning connector on your device and then to your TV or projector via an HDMI cable (sold separately).
What's in the Box?
- Lightning Digital AV Adapter
- Requires an HDMI cable (sold separately) for connection to your TV or projector. Supports both video and audio output.
iPad (4th generation)
iPod touch 5th Generation
Ratings & Reviews
Beware if you want to stream on demand!
I bought this adapter with the intention of connecting my ipad to my tv and streaming apps such as Lovefilm, BBC iPlayer and 4od. Be aware that none of these applications will work when connected via HDMI to a display. You will receive a notification that states the app does not support.
Possibly ignorance on my part, but to me, this was a big plus point of buying the adapter in the first place. I contacted 4od and received the below response when I asked why there was no support:
"Unfortunately the reason Airplay no longer works is that we don't have the rights to broadcast all our shows using Airplay, so this feature is not enabled."
Hope this helps. …
- Written by Gurminder P from Bristol
357 of 383 people found this useful
It does work with SOME on-demand services
I pondered for a while whether to get this cable or not, as I really wasn't clear which on-demand services it was compatible with. After visiting a store to ask the staff, it seems there was a little confusion at their end too, which probably isn't Apple's fault per se.
Basically, this cable will only mirror the full audio/video of on-demand apps if the app-maker/content-creator allows it. I've tried it with a few different services and, contrary to what one other commenter here says, it does actually work with iPlayer. Well, I watched a range of TV shows from my iPad Mini on the big screen, no issues, but that's not to say there won't be some shows that won't work if there is rights-related issues.
I tried it with LoveFilm, only the audio worked. With 4oD, nothing worked at all. Luckily, the main player I wanted this cable fore - Eurosport Player - does work with it.
So yeah, if you're looking to stream content from on-demand players to your TV, just bear in mind some work, some don't.
I'm giving it 4 stars because it's mostly fine for my needs, and it does actually work for content stored on the device itself, as well as YouTube and the likes. I just wish Apple would put a warning somewhere in the product description explaining the issue with on-demand - I bet a lot of folk buy this cable only to be disappointed. …
- Written by Paul S from EDINBURGH
164 of 177 people found this useful
Just what we need, mirror your lightning connector apple device on an hdmi equipped screen. A lightning port on the adaptor allows you to charge/power your device while you see it on your big screen. Maybe surfing which beats any pc for size! Very handy adaptor in my opinion. Of course, you could mirror your device with an Apple TV device but this cable adaptor saves connecting to the network and of course, can easily be used on a friend's TV (simply connect to an hdmi socket, need an hdmi cable of course) to show pictures etc. …
- Written by ken C from SPALDING
109 of 130 people found this useful
Absolute bag of rubbish! Whats the point in this product if you cant even stream videos from SkyGo, BBC iPlayer.. e.c.t!!?! Just wasted so much money on this and it doesnt even do what i wanted.. Not forgetting the fact that the one i have bought is faulty and you have to push and hold the hdmi cable in for it to work along with the fact that it doesnt even stream it in HD!! The actually quality on my phone is better!!!! So angry at the poor quality of this product, unbelievable from apple, disgusted! DO NOT BUY IT!!! …
- Written by Kieren B from London
15 of 17 people found this useful
Blocked by almost ALL video streaming apps, no 5.1 surround
This adapter does not "mirror" what is shown on your screen, but rather "streams" it to your TV. This feature is blocked by DRM on almost all popular streaming video apps, including Amazon Instant Video, DirecTV, LoveFilm, 4od, BBC iPlayer. etc.
As another reviewer stated, the Lightning adapter is a step back from the previous iPhone HDMI adapter which did support full surround sound. …
- Written by Antony M from Corringham
25 of 36 people found this useful
No Dolby Digital 5.1
What is the point of technology moving backwards?
This lightning adapter does not allow 5.1 passthrough - the 30 pin adapter for ipad 2 and 3 will. Disappointing. …
- Written by TC Y from Pontypool
77 of 88 people found this useful
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
- Asked by Robert R from Menifee
The other plug you see is another Lightning. You can use it to recharge your Iphone 5 while you are using the HDMI port.
- Answered by Carlo S from Miane
Could I mirror what is on my iPad to a screen with this, then also connect more accessories with the extra lightning port?
- Asked by Michael W from Vancouver
No answers yet
- Asked by Peter S
- Asked about: Lightning to 30-pin Adapter (0.2m)
If you prefer HDMI just get a lightening to HDMI converter. Although the Aple TV method is very coo l and you also have all the other benefits of an Apple TV. …
- Answered by Niall M from Birmingham
- Asked by John S
- Asked by Yok Song C from Johor Bahru
No You need the lightning sd card connector. Just eke out the sd card from your camera and pop it into the cable. Easy peasy. The cable is £25. Steep but makes things easy. …
- Answered by Ray S
What resolution do iTunes movie rentals display in with this adapter if I got the HD version? Full 1080p?
- Asked by Gabriel V from San Jose
The iTunes movie rentals would display at the max resolution of the adapter, which, unfortunately, i s 1600 x 900. This is due to the fact that the cable has inside it a computer chip, which decodes the information from the iPad, and then up scales it to 1080p, so the image is first compressed, and then expanded again, decreasing the image quality. However, due to the fact that the cord has a chip inside it, it may be possible to update the chip, and increase the resolution in the future. Until then, though, the true resolution of the video is up scaled 1600 x 900, whether you have the HD version or not. …
- Answered by Phil & Margaret S from Cairns