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Old 10-01-2016, 07:36 PM   #1
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2017 25' tv Netflix connect, etc.

What do I need to do to connect for Netflix, other apps on the TVs in the new AS?
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Old 10-01-2016, 07:47 PM   #2
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First off, welcome to the forums!

The newer tvs are smart tvs. But in order for that work, you need wifi. If there is no wifi available, you can do this by using a hotspot.

We just plug our iPhones or iPads into the tv using an hdmi to lighting adaptor. This allows us to watch predownloaded movies and shows. There is a YouTube videos by a member here showing how to hook up an Apple TV. The newer versions do not need wifi, but use Bluetooth. This allows you to AirPlay from your apple devises.

I apologize that all my experience is with apple products, I'm sure there are great hardware and software solutions for other OSs as well.

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You can buy a 3 port HDMI switch from Amazon that's about the size of a deck of cards. Take the HDMI cable coming from the DVD player and more connect it to the switches output, then connect the DVD output to one of the switches input.

Then you can connect any HDMI device you want, Apple TV, Android, iOS etc.
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I have a 2017 Serenity 28. I have an Apple iPhone 6 with amazon prime and downloaded movies. How do I stream movies either downloaded or via wifi. I have not been able to get it to work.
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Old 10-07-2016, 09:51 PM   #5
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2017 25' tv Netflix connect, etc.

I went to the Apple Store and got a cable with an HDMI plug on one end and the connector that plugs into my iPhone 6 on the other end. When I download or rent a movie from Amazon that I want to play on the AS TV, I connect the cable from the iPhone to the back of the TV. Then I use the remote control that came with the TV to find the menu of input options, and select HDMI. Then as soon as the movie starts on the iPhone, it starts on the TV. By pushing certain other buttons on the remote control for the sound system, I can get the sound to play through the AS sound system, rather than just through the TV. I'm sure these buttons are slightly different from unit to unit, but that's the general idea. If a 72 year old Luddite stuck in the 20th century can figure out how to do it, I'm sure you can too.
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Old 10-07-2016, 10:23 PM   #6
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McDave,

How does one download a movie from Amazon onto an iPhone or iPad?

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Hi Ron,

You need the Amazon Video app to download movies and tv to your IOS device. Once that's installed and you have purchased Amazon prime, it's a pretty simple procedure.

Good luck!
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What do I need to do to connect for Netflix, other apps on the TVs in the new AS?
You will need a way to get internet to the television. You can use an Amazon stick, Apple TV, or one of several other access sources. Most of them will connect using either USB or HDMI. Once connected, all you need is a high speed wifi signal without data caps.
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Hi Ron,

You need the Amazon Video app to download movies and tv to your IOS device. Once that's installed and you have purchased Amazon prime, it's a pretty simple procedure.

Good luck!

Correct. The advantage of using an HDMI cable from iPhone to TV as opposed to Apple TV, etc, is that no wifi signal is necessary. I'm sure there are other advantages to Apple TV, etc, but if all you want to do is to play downloaded movies away from a wifi signal, this is a pretty simple way to do it.
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It is also possible to pair your phone as your wifi. On an iPhone it's called Personal Hotspot. Turn it on under settings. Pair your TV or DVR with your phone and you can use your data plan to stream video. Warning!! You can burn a lot of data. But if you're careful and have a decent data plan, you can watch netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime etc. We watched Longmire the other night on Netflix.
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It is also possible to pair your phone as your wifi. On an iPhone it's called Personal Hotspot. Turn it on under settings. Pair your TV or DVR with your phone and you can use your data plan to stream video. Warning!! You can burn a lot of data. But if you're careful and have a decent data plan, you can watch netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime etc. We watched Longmire the other night on Netflix.

Do you need to have a cell signal to use your iPhone as a personal hotspot, or can you use it that way even when you have neither a cell signal nor a wifi connection?
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Do you need to have a cell signal to use your iPhone as a personal hotspot, or can you use it that way even when you have neither a cell signal nor a wifi connection?

Yes. A cell signal would be necessary.


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Many thanks to McDave and NorCal Matt for your advice on how to play downloaded movies through my iPad. It works great.

During my quest for the Apple Lightning Digital AV Adapter I learned there were two versions; an older version and a new and improved version. I bought mine through Amazon and the Apple item number is MD826AM/A.

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We went with the Apple TV (3rd generation). I rip rental DVDs then put them on a external hard drive. Since my MacBook Air is too old to support the Airplay directly to the AppleTV I have to sync the desired movie from iTunes on my MacBook to my iPad Air. From the iPad we can use Airplay to the Apple TV connected to our TV. Seems to work well. We often use a BT transmitter connected to the TV so we can pair two BT earbuds and listen to the movie that way. Works well when the A/C is running which may not be a concern with the duct air model Airstreams.

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