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
1118 of 1199 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
549 of 581 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
318 of 383 people found this useful
Disappointed in extreme
I project through VGA connection via iPad or iPhone, and I get a full screen size from my OHP on full zoom.
I project exactly the I project through VGA connection via iPad or iPhone, and I get a full screen size from my OHP on full zoom.
I project exactly the same item using lightning converter to HDMI and I get a nice picture, but half the size.
It seems from the posts here that that is that. Such a shame.
But if anyone can help? …
- Written by Julian M from Emsworth
1 of 1 people found this useful
Works great for Amazon Prime
We bought this for watching Amazon Prime videos that we couldn't watch with Apple TV. The price we paid is well worth not having t We bought this for watching Amazon Prime videos that we couldn't watch with Apple TV. The price we paid is well worth not having to crowd around the iPad mini! We haven't tried other apps, but it seems to mirror what is on the iPad. …
- Written by Beverly S from Westminster
3 of 3 people found this useful
Seriously over priced - Apple TV much better solution
I tried a friend's adapter, but just could not justify spending 3x what it is actually worth to me. In the end I bought Apple TV w I tried a friend's adapter, but just could not justify spending 3x what it is actually worth to me. In the end I bought Apple TV which gave me all the functionality including BBC iPlayer plus a lot more, for not much more than the cost of the adapter. It is better to be able to connect wirelessly, without the hassle of cables and my experience of Apple lightning cables is that they don't last that long. …
- Written by Richard W from Salisbury
3 of 3 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
Can the lightning digital AV adapter be used to show FaceTime to the TV?
- Asked by Leah T
Can you use this to play a movie through the VUDU app and mirror it onto a HDTV? And without a network connection. - iPad mini.
- Asked by Josh B from Osceola
I have an apple i6 plus - Where can I get the adapter that plugs into both the ports on a 2014 Honda Civic?
- Asked by Josh S from Oakland Park
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