mirror ipad to tv

Connecting your iPad to TV is a great hack. It enables you to display your media to many people or enjoy a bigger display when enjoying your media. The following is a guide to some of the methods you can use to mirror your iPad to the television.

Reason for Mirroring iPad to TV

The mobile revolution has consistently encountered the challenge of a small display line. Many cameras on your iPad are excellent, and the storage capacity is big enough to enable you to store as many of your favorite videos and photos.

mirror ipad to tv

Unfortunately, it isn’t easy to enjoy the view with friends due to the display challenge of line. Fortunately, you can circumvent this problem and enjoy your best videos with friends and family by connecting your iPad to the television.

mirroring ipad to tv

You will be happy to note that you are not necessary to use a smart TV for casting the iPad. There are several options, including using a simple HDMI cable to a wireless connection. You don’t need to mirror your iPad to the television if you want to use any streaming services.

The easiest way to access these services is to acquire Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K, Roku Streaming Stick+ or subscribe to Netflix.

How to Mirror iPad to TV

Now, you can go to see the following ways to mirror your iPad to the television. Furthermore, just learn what their advantages and disadvantages are to get the appropriate mirroring way.

1 Casting iPad to TV Using HDMI Cable

Most recent TV models have an HDMI port. The port allows you to physically connect the two devices using a USB to HDMI cable. These cables are widely available in the market, and they are pretty affordable.

connecting using hdmi cable

Read the cable specification to see if it is compatible with your iOS version. Better still, take the iPad with you to test the cable.

The following is a step-by-step guide on how to mirror your iPad to your television.

Step 1: Plug your HDMI cable to the TV HDMI port and the output on your iPad.

Step 2: Select the “Source” button on the remote, which will display a list of channels. Some TV remotes refer to this option as “input”.

Step 3: HDMI will be among the options list among the channels; select it. Sometimes your channels will have several HDMI ports, and they will all appear in the list. They are listed as HDMI1, HDMI2, and so on. Select the one to which you have connected the cable.

Step 4: After selecting the correct HDMI port, the TV will blink and then mirror your iPad screen.

Pros

  • It is easily affordable and widely accessible.
  • It doesn’t require any special skills to use.
  • The connection won’t break easily.

Cons

  • It requires you to incur the extra cost of an HDMI cable.
  • You can’t mirror the iPad unless it is right next to the TV.
  • You will have to stay near the TV if you want to reflect something that is in another part of the iPad.

2 Streaming from iPad to TV Using AirPlay

This mirroring option requires no cables. You just need a smart TV for AirPlay to work.

First, you need to ensure that your smart TV and iPad are connected to the same Wi-Fi network and then follow the following steps on the TV.

Step 1: Select “Settings” on your TV using the remote and click enter.

Step 2: Select “General” under the list that comes after settings

Step 3: Under “General”, select “Apple Airplay Settings”, a screen displaying AirPlay Settings appears.

Step 4: Set the “AirPlay” option “On” and set the “Require Code” option at “First Time Only”. Setting the code at first time only means that the TV will not ask you for a code every time you seek to connect to AirPlay mode.

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Follow the following steps on the iPad:

Step 1: Swipe down from the top-right corner of the iPad, and this brings you a list of icons. The “Screen Mirroring” option will be among the icons on the menu.

Step 2: Tap on the “Screen Mirroring” option

Step 3: If your TV set is connected to the same Wi-Fi network as the iPad, it will appear on the screen under “Screen Mirroring”.

Step 4: Tap on the name of the TV that appears on the screen. A space to enter AirPlay Code will appear; the code will, at the same time, appear on the TV screen.

Step 5: Enter the number on your iPad and press OK.

Step 6: Your iPad screen will mirror your TV.

Step 7: Tap “Stop Mirroring” on the iPad when you want to end the mirroring session.

Pros

  • You can mirror anything on your iPhone.
  • It makes mirroring easy after the first time.

Cons

  • The mirroring process is relatively long.
  • It requires a smart TV.

3 Mirroring iPad Screen onto Roku

Roku only allows you to mirror the photos and videos you have stored on your iPad. This means that you can’t air games or apps. You can’t even watch YouTube videos on your TV screen.

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You also need to ensure that Roku is installed on your iPad. If it is not installed, find it and install it in the App Store and install. Your iPad and Roku have to be connected to the same Wi-Fi network.

The following are the steps to take on Roku.

Step 1: Select “Settings” on Roku remote control. The “Settings” option is found on the left-hand side of the Roku screen.

Step 2: Select “System”, and a menu will appear. From this menu, select “Screen Mirroring”.

Step 3: Under Screen Mirroring, you will get three options:

  • Prompt
  • Always allow
  • Never allow

If you choose the “prompt” option, Roku will have to ask for permission every time you want to mirror the iPad. “Always allow” means that Roku will automatically connect to the iPad whenever it is in the vicinity.

mirror ipad to roku

On the iPad

Step 1: Start Roku app on your iPad.

Step 2: Select “Media” on the bottom of the Roku screen.

Step 3: Connect to the Roku device.

Step 4: Select the media you want to mirror on Roku.

Step 5: Once the media is displayed on the TV screen, play them.

Pros

  • It is easy to connect.

Cons

  • It requires specialized gadgets.
  • It can’t mirror apps. 

4 Streaming iPad to TV Using Google Chromecast

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The following are the steps to take. Ensure that both the iPad and the TV are connected to the same Wi-Fi network.

mirror ipad screen to tv using chromecast

Step 1: Install the Google Home app from the App Store.

Step 2: Fix the Chromecast dongle on an HDMI port on your television. Connect the Dongle’s USB power cable to a power outlet.

Step 3: Open the Google Home app on your iPad and select “Devices”. You will receive a step-by-step wizard on how to set up Chromecast.

Step 4: There will appear a code on both the iPad and the TV. You need to provide same code on both devices. Select “Yes” when the code appears, and both devices and the iPad screen will mirror on the TV.

Pros

  • The app is readily available and compatible with all iPad versions.
  • You can mirror everything on your iPad to your screen.

Cons

  • It requires a smart TV.
  • The quality of the connection depends on the stability of the Wi-Fi network.

5 Projecting iPad Screen Using Amazon Fire Stick

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The primary purpose of Fire Stick is to stream videos from Amazon through the internet. You can, however, use it to mirror your iPad screen when the internet isn’t strong enough to stream videos.

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You, however, need to download a third-party app to enable you to mirror the iPad. It is also imperative for you to ensure that the Fire Stick and your iPad are connected to the same Wi-Fi network.

The following are the steps to project:

Step 1: Download a third-party app on your iPad; AirScreen is one excellent option.

Step 2: Ensure your iPad is within the range of the Fire Stick and reveal the “Screen Mirroring” option on your iPad by swapping down or up depending on the iPad version you are using.

Step 3: Tap the Screen Mirroring option.

Step 4: The Fire TV Device to which you want to mirror will be listed on the menu. Tap it and connect.

Pros

  • It enables you to mirror everything from your iPad.
  • It is relatively easy to use.

Cons

  • It requires a third-party app.
  • You must use Wi-Fi.

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FAQs about Mirroring iPad to TV

1 Can you mirror iPad to TV without Apple TV?

Yes. You can use an HDMI cable, mirror wirelessly using a smart TV over a Wi-Fi network. You can also use third-party software to affect the mirroring.

2 What is mirroring on iPad?

Mirroring is connecting your iPad to another screen, usually a TV screen so that you can simultaneously see what is displayed on the iPad on the screen to which it is mirrored.

3 Why full screen mirroring to TV could not be supported via HDMI?

You probably need to change the aspect ratio. Check your TV menu to see how you can do that. Sometimes the TV is set to display the size that would give the best possible picture quality.

4 Is there any way I can connect my iPad to a TV without an Apple TV?

Yes. There are various ways, including using an HDMI cable. You can use Roku, Google Chromecast, Amazon Fire Stick, and so on.

5 What’s the best mirroring app for iPhone & iPad to all TV?

There are several mirroring options, all of which work well depending on the software you are using. Some notable examples include; Streamer for Chromecast, Mirror for Roku, and Playerxtreme Media Player. You can choose the suitable one that works best for you.

In Closing

Mirroring your iPad screen on your TV will require an internet connection, except when mirroring using an HDMI cable. Always find out what is possible before choosing a mirroring option.