does apple tv connect directly to ios devices

5 Answers from the Community

  • Best Answer:

    Do you mean by physical means, like a cable or something? The answer is no. But they do connect virtually through your local area or wireless network. iOS devices can be used to control Apple TV, or even mirror their displays on it through AirPlay.

    Being a new Apple TV user, I was pleased to see how this connectivity can be a real boon for those of us who want to make presentations using our iPads. Just hook up Apple TV to a projector or large screen TV, et voila!

    • Answered by Marc D from Hamilton
    • Nov 1, 2012
  • Yes, with iOS 6 you can mirror your iPhone or iPad by double clicking the home button and swiping to the left twice. You should see a screen that will allow you to connect to the Apple TV for mirroring. Beats using the iPhone HDMI adapter.

    • Answered by Dustin S from Elkton
    • Dec 11, 2012
  • What do you mean by "Connect Directly" ?

    Does it mean plugging your iOS device to the Apple TV?, then not.

    The apple TV does not connect to any device via its USB port, as the port is for maintenance only.

    However, if you're talking about AirPlay, then, it connects to your iOS device, via wireless network connection. It's up to the application on the iOS devices you're using, on the streaming part though.

    • Answered by Seth C from Bangkok
    • Oct 31, 2012
  • of course, download Remote for iOS into your iPhone, iPod etc and connect your apple tv and iOS device to the same WIFI.

    • Answered by Norharishan N from Kuala Lumpur
    • Nov 3, 2012
  • Yes

    • Answered by Francisco S from Miami
    • Feb 3, 2013