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tvOS adds new device management capabilities, most of which are already present on iOS. These new features make it easy to configure an Apple TV for use in many common education and enterprise scenarios, from dedicated classroom or conference room AirPlay destinations to kiosks running custom apps in Single App Mode.

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 Deployment Guide

tvOS Setup Assistance
Sometimes you may not want users to make specific choices about how their devices are initially configured.

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tvOS payloads
If an Apple TV is supervised, its name can be set with Apple Configurator or your mobile device management (MDM) solution.

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tvOS restrictions
Restrictions can be enabled, or in some cases disabled, to prevent users from accessing a specific app, service, or function of the device.

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Stream audio and video to other devices
Mirror your iPad screen on an Apple TV. Open Control Center, tap screen mirror  , then choose your Apple TV as the playback destination. If an AirPlay passcode appears on the TV screen (recommend for the classroom), enter the passcode on your iPad. For more options and details click user guide below.

 User Guide

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Probably the easiest way to hook up an iPad or iPhone to a TV/Projector is to buy a Lightning Digital AV Adapter from the Apple Store. You will need the adapter as well as an HDMI cable. (Apple sells an HDMI cable for $29.95, but Amazon offers a far cheaper option: a basics cable.)

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Using a Lightning Digital AV Adapter couldn't be easier.

  1. Plug one end of an HDMI cable into the adapter's HDMI port, and the other into a spare HDMI port on the back of your TV/Projector.
  2. Connect the adapter to the Lightning port on your iPad and iPhone.
  3. Optional: Connect your charger cable to the Lightning port on the Lightning Digital AV Adapter.

Turn on the TV/Projector and ensure it's set to display the video input from the HDMI socket. (You generally use the remote to pick from multiple HDMI inputs on your television.) You will see the iPad or iPhone's home screen appear on the television.

Start playing a video on your iPad or iPhone. Either pick a movie file from the Videos app, or play a clip from Netflix, BBC iPlayer, YouTube, or any other video app. The Home screen will vanish from the TV, and the video will play in full definition. On the iPad you will see a screen that says TV Connected.

Mac uesrs can Update to OS X Yosemite or boyond on their projector-connected device and attach the iPad using its Lightning cable. Open QuckTime & choose the iPad as the camera source. 

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Note: When you mirror your screen, it's a great opportunity to use your iPad as a document camera! You'll want to buy or rig up some sort of stand to use iPad as a visualizer. 


*The following software can be downloaded to your computer in order to mirror your device wirelessly for a fee. We are not affiliated, associated, authorized, endorsed by, or in any way officially connected with these 3rd party softwares, or any of their subsidiaries ortheir affiliates. The official websites can be found at the bottom of each dropdown menu. The information and images are the property of the affiliated site. 


Wireless Screen-Mirroring Software

Used in 100,000 classrooms worldwide. Reflector Teacher is a budget friendly, easy-to-use solution that makes sharing ideas and engaging students effortless. Untether from the desk or podium, and display your Chromebook, iOS, Windows, Mac or Android screens wirelessly from anywhere in the classroom.

Reflector Teacher makes collaborating with mobile technology easy. It allows educators to teach from the palm of their hand and students to share from anywhere in the classroom.

Reflector Teacher is installed on the teacher’s computer. Other classroom devices can then wirelessly connect to that computer. Connect the teacher’s computer to a projector or external display to show mirrored devices to the whole class.

 Reflector Educational Resources     Download Trials 


Wireless Screen-Mirroring Software

Use Mirroring360 to wirelessly mirror & record your Chromebook, iPad, iPhone, Android, Windows, and Mac screens to your PC or Mac without the need for hardware or cables. With new Mirroring360 Pro, you can also broadcast your computer screen to up to 40 participants and they can view on their devices with a simple web link. 

 Mirroing 360 Support Guide   Download


Wireless Screen-Mirroring Software

X-Mirage turns your Mac and Windows PC into an AirPlay receiver for mirroring  your iPhone, iPad or iPod screen – apps, games, photos, videos, presentations, websites and more to the bigger screen. X-Mirage receives AirPlay contents in full HD 1080p high-definition. Teachers can then mirror class material to computer, then to the projector, smartboard or HDTV while their fingers are moving on the iPad.


X-Mirage Site   Download Software


Place your device under a document camera to project it's contents. If screen glare is in issue, tilt your device slightly. One benefit to using a document camera compared to screen mirroring is your audience is able to see where you are touching while instructing.