Apple Lightning Digital AV Adapter
After a summer of traveling and varied successes with Apple TV and the Fire TV Stick for kid videos on the go, I finally slapped myself and picked up Apple’s own hardware adapter.
It’s a small, white, plastic dongle. (Of course it is.) It connects to an HDMI cable. There’s a Lightning cable passthrough so you can charge the device while you watch. It’s almost $50 (insert Metal Gear Solid guard alert sound), but you can get it a little cheaper right now on Amazon.
It pained me to actually admit defeat and buy it, but after talking to a few friends who have one, and now, sitting here, playing a video off my kid’s iPad to the TV at the beach effortlessly, I’m kicking myself for not doing it sooner.