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For an exhibition I need a minimal Apple TV setup that enables me to connect an iPad to an Apple TV via Air Play.

→ Ideally I don't want to bring an extra router or computer. Is it possible to connect the iPad to the Apple TV directly without having both joined to a wifi network?

If this is not the case, what would be an easy to setup solution for this? (Is it e.g. a separate Airport Express to create the network?)

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I just called Apple to make sure. The answer is unfortunately as expected:

  • No, Apple TV and iPad cannot connect directly without being part of the same network.
  • And yes, the best way to create this kind of network would be an Airport Express.


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