iOS 5 Lets You Turn Your Apple TV Into A Game ConsolePrior to E3 there was a photo floating about the internet which showed the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play connected to a television with what looked like a HDMI output on the device itself, something which we all know is not available, at least to the public. Well it looks like iOS 5 may have come up with something similar, whether intentional or not.

Ben Dodson who is a freelance developer based in London has been playing around with the AirPlay wireless features of the iOS 5 beta and what he discovered what that through the help of an iPad 2, he could essentially turn his Apple TV into a game console. This is achieved through AirPlay Mirroring mode which is one of the new features of iOS 5 that displays whatever you’re doing on your iPad 2 on to the Apple TV which is then passed to and displayed on your television set. All this is achieved wirelessly and it looks like it is a pretty seamless experience.

Put on a game like Infinity Blade and you could very well fool your friends into thinking that you bought yourself a brand new gaming console. Apart from the possibilities (read Angry Birds and Fruit Ninja on a 40-inch television display), does anyone see a faint resemblance between the iPad 2 + Apple TV setup and the Wii U? If you want to see the demo in action just head on down to Ben Dodson’s blog for the video.

This article was filed in Homepage > Apple > Computers > Tablets and was tagged with Apple TV, ios 5 and iPad 2.
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