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.
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. 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
788 of 845 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. 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
381 of 405 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 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
227 of 270 people found this useful
Do not buy - waste of money
I'm writing this review after just buying this adapter: I really should of read the reviews first! To begin with, it is totally ov I'm writing this review after just buying this adapter: I really should of read the reviews first! To begin with, it is totally overpriced. Secondly, it doesn't work for the apps, from Sky to others, completely rubbish! Avoid wasting money on this product, I will be taking mine back ASAP. …
- Written by Michael H from St Helens
1 of 1 people found this useful
Overpriced and reduced functionality - who wants to buy mine?
This adapter is very overpriced and I was disappointed that it did not do what I wanted it to.
It took me a while to get any vide This adapter is very overpriced and I was disappointed that it did not do what I wanted it to.
It took me a while to get any video output from it to my 50'' LG and would only work when I pad 4 was properly switched on and off again. Sleep mode did not help.
Anyway, I eventually managed to get some video and audio to the screen but to my surprise both Sky Go and Virgin Media TV Anywhere do not work. I believe this is down to the content providers and not Apple, so just bear this in mind when deciding to purchase or not.
The weird thing is that audio was output to the tv before the I pad was booted. Video sometimes is missing and requires iPad reboot.
You Tube and other content works fine, but not for what I wanted it for.
BBC I player and ITV player work but I can do that anyway via the tv direct.
Web browsing not really any good either, as you need to look at I pad anyway to use the touch screen.
A waste of £40 for me. Adapter going on eBay tomorrow …
- Written by Paul B from Sidcup
1 of 1 people found this useful
BEWARE you have to remove the case to use this
I have a full leather smart case and the lightning plug end of this adapter is thicker than normal and cannot be plugged in while I have a full leather smart case and the lightning plug end of this adapter is thicker than normal and cannot be plugged in while you have the case on so not only did I spend £95 on a case and cable but I cannot use them together. Come on apple this is not the kind of thing we expect from you. The cable works brilliantly once you remove the case. Mirroring and also streams we'll from apps …
- Written by Mark G from Kimblesworth
1 of 1 people found this useful
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
I see the HDMI plug but what is that second plug for?
- 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 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
Extra uses for the Lightning Digital AV Adapter?
- Asked by Cedric Gabriel C from Los Angeles
No. It is to output video from your iPhone or iPad, not to put video in.
- Answered by Benjamin Z from Centerville
Can I Watch beIN SPORTS App on My TV on 1080i through this adapter ?
- Asked by Ahmad A from New Castle
Lightning Digital AV Adapter to HDMI to VGA adaptor?
- Asked by Robert P from Fishers
If you're working with clients hardware, it is always best to have the best connectivity you can get If you're working with clients hardware, it is always best to have the best connectivity you can get so you don't disappoint them. I suggest you buy both the Lightning Digital AV adapter and the Lightning VGA adapter. If your inexpensive HDMI to VGA converter works, Apple will take back the unopened Lightning VGA adapter - everyone is happy. …
- Answered by Brock C from Cupertino
Will this work with iPad mini and IOS 7.0.4
- Asked by Teresa G from Wilmington