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
638 of 687 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
298 of 319 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
180 of 210 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 send 1080 signal or audio passthrough.
Max resolution is 1600 x 900 and no surround sound. The quality also seems pretty bad. Apparently the older 30pin cable was 1080 a Max resolution is 1600 x 900 and no surround sound. The quality also seems pretty bad. Apparently the older 30pin cable was 1080 and had audio passthrough - why the step back?! …
- Written by daniel C from london
7 of 9 people found this useful
Works with iPlayer and Netflix
Excellent for what I need but just be aware of what Apps can be broadcast using it as not all work with it ie Lovefilm
- Written by Lee W from CHESTER
15 of 16 people found this useful
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
will the AV adapter work on the first generation i pad
- Asked by Patricia D from Philadelphia
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
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
with the Lightning Digital AV cable, can ipod mirror on a projector with MINI HDMI
- Asked by Daniel B from Toronto
No answers yet
Will the Lighting Digital AV Adapter work with the SKY GO APP on the iPhone5s?.
- Asked by Lucy B
No unfortunately it does not work with sky go.
- Answered by David L
Is the iPad Air Smart Case compatible with the Lightning AV Adapter?
- Asked by Timothy K T from Northridge
I need to make this longer -- how can I extend the cord length from 20cm?
- Asked by Douglas R from New York