Mirror Mirror

October 14, 2011 by Gabe | [mmd] |

One of my favorite new features in iOS on my iPad2 is mirroring to an Apple TV 2. This is a pretty big deal. It transforms the iPad from an introverted device to a home activity center.

If you own an Apple TV2 you probably know how satisfying it is to watch the photo screensaver serve up all of your favorite family moments. It’s equally satisfying to sit together on the couch and look for local restaurants on Yelp or look at recipes in Paprika. How about shopping together in Amazon? If you’re a parent of a small child, blow their mind by using Photo Booth on a big screen TV.

While iOS 5 is impressive, the stealth feature that may very well disrupt the gaming console and cable TV market is the Apple TV mirroring.

Fun Family Apps For Mirroring

Apps That Disappoint In Mirroring Mode

  • IMDb (just the IMDb logo appears)
  • Netflix (browsing does not appear)