Wednesday, 7 January 2015

As much as I love playing games on my iPhone and iPad, I sometimes miss the big-screen experience of a console system. If you own a second-generation Apple TV or later, however, it's a simple trick to send your iOS game to your television.

How to use AirPlay Mirroring to play iOS games on your television

  • Make sure your iOS device and Apple TV are on the same Wi-Fi network.
  • Turn your Apple TV on.
  • Open Control Center on your iOS device by swiping from the bottom of the screen, then tapping the AirPlay button and selecting the Apple TV.
  • Turn on the Mirroring switch.
  • Open the game of your choice.
Now, you can play your game on the big screen, using your iOS device as a controller. Some games — group fun like SketchParty TV, for instance — even build in different views for the TV and for your controller, to make it easier to play.