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
1225 of 1311 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
597 of 633 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
339 of 408 people found this useful
Does the Job
I bought the smallest lead in the world solely for streaming Netflix and Amazon prime on a larger screen, It does this to a very h I bought the smallest lead in the world solely for streaming Netflix and Amazon prime on a larger screen, It does this to a very high standard.
Both are full screen and the HD quality is very good.
I took a star off as at £40, its extremely expensive! …
- Written by Ian C from Gravesend
1 of 2 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
5 of 6 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
8 of 8 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
how do you accessory firmware update for Lightning Digital AV Adapter on OS8.2
- Asked by D A K from Ohope
Reset your device... Just sent a previous answer that many are reporting iPhone 5/5s that updates t Reset your device... Just sent a previous answer that many are reporting iPhone 5/5s that updates to iOS 8.2 pops up a dialog that it's downloading updated firmware (which it does not really do) and the AV adapter won't work.
Several of us have resolved the issue by backing up the iPhone, then "reset iPhone" and then restored the backup to get data and settings back and that seems to solve the issue and no more dialogs about firmware downloading -adapter just works as it used to prior to iOS 8.2...
Apple Support KnowledgeBase article HT201252 describes detailed steps how to use iTunes to reset the iPhone.
This was such a relief to know that it was not the adapter and not having to wait until an iOS 8.3 update. …
- Answered by Wayne W from Wailuku
Can lightning adapter be used with Netflix
- Asked by Lesley K
Yes i use it and works great
- Answered by Juan V from Albuquerque
Can you switch the output to the TV to portrait? So rather than black bars you can match the iPhone rotation and rotate your TV?
- Asked by Emerson A from Washington
NO, I wish you could do this! I have spent tones of time, and hours of hacking a Raspberry Pi in ord NO, I wish you could do this! I have spent tones of time, and hours of hacking a Raspberry Pi in order to get this functionality to work and still its horrible.
All Apple has to do is allow the orientation of the apple TV to be changed to vertical and it will be freaking awesome!
if they add this simple feature then they will once again have change everything. people will be able to use apple TV as a signage device. or have vertical TVs as hanging picture frames in your home.
I can not believe they have not add this feature yet!
it is quite frustrating.
PLEASE APPLE ADD VERTICAL PORTRAIT ORIENTATION TO YOUR APPLE TVS! …
- Answered by Bryan A from Bakersfield
Will this fit with a iPhone 6 Lifeproof case?
- Asked by Tami B from Ketchikan
This does NOT fit in the "Lifeproof frē" case. The Lightning plug is slightly larger on the adapter This does NOT fit in the "Lifeproof frē" case. The Lightning plug is slightly larger on the adapter I purchased yesterday (3/24/2015) than the Apple-branded Lightning-to-USB cord that comes with the phone. The socket on the bottom of the Lifeproof frē case is, unfortunately, sized to exactly fit the Apple-branded Lightning-to-USB cord. …
- Answered by Scott S from Tampa