I Want To Connect My iPad To Panasonic Smart TV: How?
Apple heavily promotes Apple TV and has planted Bluetooth connectivity into iOS 7 for those who use Apple TV. What you may not know, however, is that Apple allows you to connect your iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch to Smart TVs by other manufacturers like Sony, Lg, Panasonic, Samsung, Vizio and Sharp TV if they have an app. If the manufacturers doesn’t have an app on the appstore, you can try TV Assist – Play photos, videos and music to TV – e2eSoft.
If you own a Panasonic Smart TV and want to use your iPad as a remote controller, then you’ve come to the right place. First, you want to download the Panasonic remote control app onto your iPad. To do this, click on the App Store icon on your iPad desktop, then type in “Viera” or “Panasonic Viera” to see the app appear in the selection choices. Select “Panasonic viera” from the top of the list.
Once you do, you will be given three selections to choose from: a Panasonic media player, video browser, and TV Remote 2 app. Select the TV remote 2 app, then “install” to get it on your iPad. Once you do, you can open it.
Now that you’ve got the Panasonic TV remote app installed, you can open the app and start the initial process to sync your Panasonic Smart TV with your iPad. The first thing you will notice is that you are provided with a number of things your Panasonic TV remote can do. When you click through the screens, press “done.”
The next thing you must do is perform a test mode, where your smart TV and iPad must be connected to the same wireless router in order to connect your iPad to your Panasonic Smart TV. After your Panasonic Smart TV and iPad are visible on the same router and the Smart TV Remote 2 app finds them, it will then pair both devices together.
At this point, your Smart TV remote app will appear with all of your controls to the left side of the screen. You may want to press “remote control” under the “TV Control” section in order to use your iPad with regular TV actions.
If you want to share your photos, videos, and music, select “Swipe and Share” from the left control menu. The first time you do so, Panasonic will provide you with a “swipe and share” video that you can play – a small tutorial to show you how it’s done. Once your Panasonic Smart TV and iPad connect via your wireless router, swiping to share photos, videos, and music is effortless. If you ever get stuck, or forget how to perform this action, select the circled “i” at the top right of the screen, near the square.
One last piece of advice: if you ever need to reconfigure your setup and reconnect your Panasonic Smart TV (for any reason), select “device selection” on the far left of your screen under “settings.” It will help you find your way back to familiar territory. Setting up iPad with Airplay Help can be found here. If Mirroring or the Apps doesn’t work, you might want to try a AV Adaptor.
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