Tuesday, March 12, 2013

24 After Cutting the Cord: How to Stream From IPad to Television

I have been without cable and the BILL for a month and you know what?? WE DON'T MISS IT AT ALL! Click here if you missed my post on Cutting the Cable Cord!



I'll admit...I was nervous. I loved my "certain shows" I would record on my DVR.

But I have found I can watch most of what I want with Hulu, Netflix and the HD Antenna!

However there were a few shows I could stream on my iPad that I couldn't get on my T.V.!

FRUSTRATING!

Call me spoiled but who wants to watch a show on your iPad when you have a 52 inch Flat Screen calling your name. Then I discovered an incredible gadget that solved this problem for me!

Getting the iPad Picture to the Television

Let's say...I want to watch The Bachelor...hypothetically of course  : )

That is a show Hulu Plus doesn't stream...
So I downloaded the ABC Player from the iTunes Store onto my iPad



Now I can watch on my iPad but I want to watch on the BIG Screen....


...so I bought the GREATEST INVENTION on Earth...

Introducing The - Apple 30-pin Digital AV Adapter


Click for more info on Apple 30 Pin Digital Adapter

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007IRBNRW?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creativeASIN=B007IRBNRW&linkCode=xm2&tag=lifaftempnes-20

 So Easy


I purchased at the Apple Store for only $39! You can click on the picture to buy online at Amazon for around $36!

Use the Apple Digital AV Adapter to mirror whatever is on your iPad (or iPhone)!

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Connect the Apple Digital AV Adapter to your iPad, via the 30-pin dock connector to your Television using an HDMI cable. You can use the power side if your battery is low.  Start the app of what you want to watch and PRESTO...it's on the big screen!

Share Pictures and Home Videos

Remember you can see whatever is on your iPad screen on your TV! Share pictures from your latest vacation, video of the baby's first steps or a cool blog you just discovered!

Television Screen Settings

The picture on my television was small when I first plugged it in.  Adjusting the screen settings on my TV fixed this.... and WOW... the picture is pretty amazing!

Watch Sporting Events

I have also streamed some sporting events through the ESPN app that weren't on my local channels.

Worth Every Penny

I have definitely gotten my money's worth.  The only thing that has happened while using it is, I can't find my iPad...ha ha, then I remember. 

Are there any items you have given up to cut corners and save money?
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24 comments:

  1. Hi Sharon - Ok, this is seriously cool! I had NO idea you could do this! Of course, we had to give up television, along with sleep, food and sanity, when we starting blogging, but this is great to know...just in case! Thanks for this awesome info! ~Cindy@littlemisscelebration.com

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    1. Cindy you are hilarious...but right on as far as blogging goes! It is a great tip especially if you have Cut the Cable Cord like we have!Thanks for reading!
      xoxo

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  2. I have been wanting to do this. I have had the connector for over a year and sometimes watch movies or shows off my ipad, but haven't been able to make the switch. I know its cuz I am afraid. lol. I need to do it.

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    1. Makalani I know the feeling! I was scared too...SILLY huh? But we get so used to things.

      I knew if I was miserable I could just have it turned back on. (Believe me I get emails, mailbox deals and phone calls daily trying to get me back!)
      You should try it!! Check out Hulu, most shows are on there. They let you try it for a week for free!

      Let me know if you decide to do it...I'll be your cheerleader!
      xoxo

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  3. Wow! That is so cool! I have to share this with my dh.

    Thanks for linking up at Fabulously Frugal Thursday! Check back next week to see if you're a featured post.

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  4. Hey Sharon! Thanks for sharing this on our Thursday Link-Up at All Things with Purpose! This really is cool and I am sharing it with my husband right now. We too have been going through the transition from cable to hulu/internet tv. I will definitely be checking into this and checking our more of your blog!

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    1. I'm so glad it was helpful Sarah! I love your blog! Get great ideas through your Thursday link-up!
      Let me know if you try the streaming and what you think! The picture quality amazed me!
      Enjoy the weekend!
      xoxo

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  5. good tip! Little Bit from www.DecorateWithaLittleBit.com

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  6. Thanks for the tip. We've been debating "cutting the cord" for months now. This would make it a little easier.

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    1. Hi Beth! I really thought I would miss it...but so far not yet. Big test will be College Football season!
      xoxo

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  7. Great tip! I don't have an iPad, but we ditched cable over 3 years ago and I use Netflix and Hulu. I just hook my laptop up to my TV using my HDMI cable so I don't even have to pay for Hulu plus and I get to watch everything on my TV. It sure is nice to ditch the huge bill.
    Thanks for sharing...maybe one day I will have an iPad.
    KC

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    1. That's awesome KC! I was happy to say goodbye to that bill! Sounds like you have figured it all out using your laptop!
      Thanks for reading!
      xoxo

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  8. That's awesome! I didn't know they had a cord like that! I will have to look into that :) We have not had cable since we have been married and thanks to netflix and hulu, we haven't really minded either!

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    1. Bethany,
      It is WONDERFUL not to have a cable bill, isn't it??
      Thanks for reading!
      xoxo

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  9. If you have an Apple TV box ($99 and streams Netflix, Hulu Plus, iTunes content, etc) you can wirelessly "mirror" your iPad or iPhone to your television. You can use the ABC player app, A&E app, etc to watch a great selection of programs for free!

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    1. Heard great things about Apple TV but since I already have an iPad and a blueray player with Netflix and a wii with Hulu...I didn't want to spend another $99 right now...might be on a wish list for someday....

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  10. I didn't know you could do this, how clever! Thanks so much for sharing at Saturday Spotlight.

    April
    Angels Homestead

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    1. I know...it is AMAZING right??!!
      Gotta LOVE technology!!
      Thanks for reading April...you know I love your Saturday Spotlight!!
      xoxo

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  11. You and I SO need to catch uo, I know!! Thanks so much for linking up to the "Best Of The Weekend" party! Stay tuned for the next party this Fri. eve - ramping it up "a couple of notches"!! In the meanwhile, I am pinning this!! :)
    xoxo

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    1. We do Claire!!! I LOVE your "Best of the Weekend"
      Thanks for the "pin"
      xoxo

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  12. Brilliant! Thank you so much for sharing this. I'm not sure I'm ready to give up my cable but this would be great for vacations.

    Best wishes
    Natasha in Oz
    www.natashainoz.com

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    1. Great idea Natasha! I hadn't thought of using it on vacations!
      Thanks for stopping by!
      xoxo

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  13. Now if they could just develop a wireless adapter...

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