Beam Key­note to Ap­ple TV

Show your iPad pre­sen­ta­tion on Ap­ple TV – with real-time an­no­ta­tions

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Show your iPad pre­sen­ta­tion on Ap­ple TV – with real-time an­no­ta­tions

SKILL LEVEL Any­one can do it

IT WILL TAKE 15 min­utes

YOU’ll NEED iPad, Key­note for iPad, Ap­ple TV, tele­vi­sion or pro­jec­tor

Key­note is an app par­tic­u­larly well suited to iPad. The land­scape screen ori­en­ta­tion and ease with which you can en­ter and edit text, pic­tures and tran­si­tions mean it’s per­fect for work­ing on pre­sen­ta­tions even when you’re on the move.

Tra­di­tion­ally though, you would have had to take a lap­top and hook it up to a pro­jec­tor to show the pre­sen­ta­tion to a group of peo­ple. But with Key­note for iPad, plus an Ap­ple TV, it’s even eas­ier, with no com­pat­i­bil­ity is­sues to worry about. The Ap­ple TV it­self is very por­ta­ble, much more so than a pro­jec­tor.

The two de­vices need to be on the same wire­less net­work, though you can cre­ate an ad hoc one from a lap­top or phone if nec­es­sary. And the Ap­ple TV will need to be con­nected to a TV or per­haps a pro­jec­tor, to work this way.

Once you have built your pre­sen­ta­tion, the trick is to ac­ti­vate AirPlay Mir­ror­ing on the iPad to the Ap­ple TV. Thanks to the way Ap­ple has built the app, this won’t merely mir­ror the screen but will ac­tu­ally send a spe­cially con­fig­ured sig­nal to the Ap­ple TV and dis­play your pre­sen­ta­tion cor­rectly on the big screen. Even bet­ter, Key­note has tools to let you an­no­tate and con­trol the pre­sen­ta­tion in real time, so you can use the iPad as a pre­sent­ing tool rather than just a beam­ing de­vice. Hollin Jones

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