A lot of developers would now be interested in using iOS 5’s latest AirPlay mirroring for FaceTime on iPad2 and Apple TV. Apple has has made it very easy to take personal video calls from family when you are already on some business call. This is an amazing feature that enables to group such calls and helps everyone to get in at the same time.
Only users who have iPad 2 and Apple TV on iOS 5 beta 3 can enjoy this great new feature. A developer needs to get all the software needed through Apple’s developer portal. Otherwise join now and click here to become a paid member.
Don’t forget that Airplay mirroring can be done only with iPad 2. An iPhone 4 or iPod touch 4 can always be used to make a call to iPad 2 but those devices cannot mirror display. This is possible only with iPad 2.
How To Use iOS 5 AirPlay Mirroring To Mirror FaceTime Calls From iPad 2 To Apple TV
Before you get started, you need to get your UDIDs registered with Apple. The devices will not activate unless you have your UDIDs registered properly.
- Use iTunes 10.5 beta 3 to install iOS 5 beta 3 on your iPad 2.
- Get iOS 5 beta installed on your Apple TV. Use the micro USB cable to tether it to your computer. It is always recommended to use Xcode.
- Use the same Wi-Fi network for both the devices.
- Start the FaceTime on your iPad 2 or you can always wait for someone to call you on your FaceTime.
- Go to the Fast App Switcher by double clicking the Home button.
- Get to the Airplay button after swiping from left to right.
- Tap on the tab AirPlay and choose the source as Apple TV.
- Swipe the mirroring from off to on.
Here you go, you are now ready to get your FaceTime call any time you want on the big screen. With iOS 5 you can always mirror apps and games whenever you disconnect your FaceTime call. On ending the call, start with any game like Plants vs. Zombies or OmniGraffle and get hooked on the big screen fun.