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A few months ago, I had the opportunity to explore how to connect the AppleTV to just about anything. . .you just need the right adapters, etc. At the time, I thought the Apple TV would make connecting my iPad to a television set easy. And, yes, it is easy...but more often than not, I just use my iPad VGA display adapter to get it done.
As I was reflecting on the Google Nexus 7 and its use in a classroom, it occurred to me I had NO idea how to connect a Nexus 7 to a digital projector, a television, or whatever.
The Nexus 7 does not have neither HDMI out not MHL using micro USB. It does not natively support connecting or streaming to a TV via WiFi. (Source: eKoob)
I had hopes after watching this SlimPort video, which works if you have a Nexus 4, but it will NOT work with Nexus 7. However, eKoob (definitely worth exploring) describes how to use an AppleTV with Nexus 7. Sheesh.
Here's eKoob's directions:
How to connect Nexus 7 to TV via Apple TVLooks like AirSync is THE app to buy if you want to share your Nexus 7 screen content with other devices!
1.Connect Nexus 7 to TV via Apple TV using doubleTwist AirSync AirPlay
AirSync is a paid app and costs $5. It is the most loved app for AirPlay. If you have an Apple TV and android phone or tablet like Nexus 7, This app is a must to stream videos, music, photos on to your big screen tv.
a. Download & Install AirSync from Google Play Store to your Nexus 7 Tablet.
b. Enable AirPlay by going into Air Sync Settings > Air Twist & Air Play > Enable Streaming
c. In the “Allow Network” popup, Tap Allow to allow AirTwist to use WiFi connection.
d. Play music or video on your Nexus 7, you will see a new WiFi like icon. Tap on this icon & select “Apple TV” in the popup.This icon appears in landscape mode only for videos.
e. You should see music or video playing on your TV
Other Nexus 7 tablet goodness:
- Connect USB drives to Nexus 7 using a $1 cable available from Amazon. Also, you need to root Nexus 7 & install free android app StickMount for it to be able to see USB Mass Storage Devices like Flash drives, camera etc. Source: eKoob
- Mac Users should use Android File Transfer when connecting to a Nexus 7
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