I'm always so pleased when I find a way round some exasperating computer problem that I thought I'd share my moments of triumph ...

Wednesday 19 March 2014

Watch BBC iPlayer via iPhone + Apple TV

Don't want to tie up your Mac streaming BBC iPlayer to your Apple TV? Easy, use your iPhone instead. Turn on AirPlay mirroring in your iPhone to stream direct to the Apple TV.

You need -
  • An iPhone 4s or later (or iPad 2, iPad mini, iPod touch)
  • Apple TV 2nd or 3rd generation

What to do 

  • Download the BBC iPlayer app from the app store
  • Make sure both the iOS device and the Apple TV are connected to the same WiFi network
  • Swipe from the bottom of the screen to show the Control Centre.
  • AirPlay is just above the 4 icon buttons at the bottom. Tap to turn on AirPlay.
  • Next screen - select the Apple TV to mirror to, then switch on mirroring.
Wow! you'd think it would be low res coming from such a tiny screen, but all the iPhone does is channel the WiFi signal to the TV, it doesn't go via the screen at all. Enjoy!