Use the Lightning Digital AV Adapter with your iPad with Retina display, iPad mini, iPhone 5, and iPod touch (5th generation) with Lightning connector. The Lightning Digital AV Adapter 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 — movies, TV shows, captured video — to your big screen in up to 1080p HD. Simply attach the Lightning Digital AV Adapter 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
Do not expect 1080p HDTV quaility with this DV HDMI
I was disappointed with the 720p resolution I got from mirroring the "Retina" display and THEN read the Apple Web site.
Check Ap I was disappointed with the 720p resolution I got from mirroring the "Retina" display and THEN read the Apple Web site.
Check Apple Web site first! Do not miss the IPad (4th gen) tech spec ;)
" . . . Video mirroring and video out support: Up to 720p through Lightning Digital AV Adapter . . ." …
- Written by Valeri F from East Setauket
1095 of 1300 people found this useful
This adapter did not function well at all. Half the time the TV does not recognize the signal. The rest of the time the image wa This adapter did not function well at all. Half the time the TV does not recognize the signal. The rest of the time the image was poor.
It is excessively overpriced for what it is and performs poorly. This is an absolute insult from apple. …
- Written by Ben P from Ojo Sarco
958 of 1213 people found this useful
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
632 of 681 people found this useful
This does what it says on the tin - it mirrors your iDevice onto a TV screen. It works with the vast majority of Apps, including This does what it says on the tin - it mirrors your iDevice onto a TV screen. It works with the vast majority of Apps, including games and the built-in Videos app, the latter allowing you to watch movies in crisp 1080p.
However, some content providers (people who make films and TV programmes) do not want their programmes displayed just anywhere and, therefore, the developers of any apps that might display this content (e.g. Sky Go, Channel 4, Lovefilm) may well block you from doing so.
If you are reasonably bright, and take 5 minutes to think about the revenue implications, you will be able to see why these content providers & developers might choose this option, and therefore why Apple were compelled to provide it for them.
If not, tough luck - you will just have to accept the fact, or write to the makers of the programmes you want to stream and, if you're persistent enough, you will find out directly from them why they don't want you to do this.
But don't blame Apple - that's just childish. This device works exactly as described and intended. …
- Written by Richard C from London
Does NOT connect iPhone 5 to HDMI!
Wish i could give zero stars! Don't waste your time or money if you are looking to use this to connect your iPhone 5 to your HDTV! Wish i could give zero stars! Don't waste your time or money if you are looking to use this to connect your iPhone 5 to your HDTV! Tried all settings, multiple HDMI cords, rebooting iPhone... No luck! Will be returning worthless, OVERPRICED connector to best buy tomorrow! …
- Written by Kristin N from Ramona
1 of 2 people found this useful
Airplay Audio broken by iOS 7?
A quick search of the Apple forums will lead you to conclude that iOS 7 has stopped this accessory from functioning as expected. P A quick search of the Apple forums will lead you to conclude that iOS 7 has stopped this accessory from functioning as expected. Previously (and also with the 30 pin connector) it was of course possible to plug HDMI in for video and stream audio to an Airplay speaker. You'd have the "Content is playing on the TV" blank screen on your device, your moving image up on the screen, and the audio coming out of your Airplay speakers.
Now, however, I find that when you try this, the video freezes on the projected screen, and will play only on the device itself (while the audio plays out of the Airplay speaker).
Alternatively, you can watch your video up on the screen… but in complete silence! Way to go, Apple! …
- Written by Giles C from Abergavenny
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
Will the Lightning digital AV adapter work with my smart board at school with an iPad mini or other earlier iPads?
- Asked by Janet M from Madeira
- Dec 3, 2013
Unless your devices have a lightning connector as the iPad mini for example doe's you won't be able Unless your devices have a lightning connector as the iPad mini for example doe's you won't be able to use this with earlier model iPads. You may be able to solve this challenge by also buying the Lightning to 30‑pin Adapter.
Use this ultracompact adapter for iPad accessories that depend on the 30-pin connector. …
- Answered by Michael F from Spokane Valley
- Dec 7, 2013
Will the Lighting Digital AV Adapter work with the SKY GO APP on the iPhone5s?.
- Asked by Lucy B
- Nov 7, 2013
No unfortunately it does not work with sky go.
- Answered by David L
- Nov 13, 2013
with the Lightning Digital AV cable, can ipod mirror on a projector with MINI HDMI
- Asked by Daniel B from Toronto
- Nov 24, 2013
No answers yet
Is the iPad Air Smart Case compatible with the Lightning AV Adapter?
- Asked by Timothy K T from Northridge
- Nov 2, 2013
I need to make this longer -- how can I extend the cord length from 20cm?
- Asked by Douglas R from New York
- Jan 11, 2013
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
- May 23, 2013