Another simple way to use AirPlay in the home is via the Apple TV, the tiny set-top box that connects your HDTV to your iTunes library and the iTunes Store. The Apple TV and AirPlay is a powerful combination indeed: it supports music, video, photos, and content streamed from apps.
This means that with the tap of a button, you can take the video you're watching on your iPad and send it to your HDTV via the Apple TV. If you're sending content from your computer to the Apple TV, use the method already described. If you're using an app that displays the AirPlay icon (most common in web browsers, and audio and video apps), simply the AirPlay icon to select the Apple TV as the device to stream that content to.
If the Apple TV doesn't show up in the AirPlay menu, make sure AirPlay is enabled on it by going to the Apple TV's Settings menu and then choosing the AirPlay menu and enabling it.
- Audio streamed from iTunes or iOS devices
- Video streamed from iTunes or iOS devices
- Video from iOS apps (e.g. YouTube app or video embedded in web pages)
- Photos from computer or iOS devices
- Apple TV
- iTunes 10.2 or higher
- iOS device running
- iOS 4.3 or higher to stream content from third-party apps
- iOS 4.2 or higher to stream from built-in iOS apps
- An HDTV