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Introduction to iPlay in iPad II


Blast some tunes, have a movie night, show off your HD movies and photos, or crack up watching that piano-playing cat on the web. Now the music, photos, and video on your iPad can stream wirelessly to your HDTV and speakers via the new Apple TV.*

You have great HD videos on your iPad and some friends on your couch. Or you’re in the middle of an epic action scene that could use a little more screen. Just tap the AirPlay icon on your iPad and see it on your HDTV. Make sure your iPad and Apple TV are connected to the same Wi-Fi network, and the AirPlay icon appears automatically.

Give your photos
the big-screen treatment.

When it comes to sharing photos and video, AirPlay lets you go big. Widescreen TV big. Just open the Photos app and tap the AirPlay icon to relive your adventures on the widescreen. Watch a replay of your niece’s first steps. Flick through photos or watch video and prove to everyone in the room that you really did go backstage at the concert.

DJ wirelessly with AirPort Express.

Conduct a symphony, chill with an indie band, or put on a rock concert — anywhere in the house. AirPlay lets you stream music wirelessly right from your iPad. Just connect any speaker you own to an AirPort Express. Or stream directly to AirPlay-enabled speakers from manufacturers like Denon, Marantz, B&W, JBL, and iHome. Your iPad automatically detects your speakers, so all you have to do is tap the one you want to hear. Since it all happens wirelessly, you have the freedom to cue the tunes from wherever you happen to be sitting, standing, or dancing.