1. nyc_rock's Avatar
    I have a Samsung smart TV. It has all the streaming movie options built in, like Netflix and Hulu. I tried to plug my iphone into the tv using the standard USB cable and the tv recognized the Iphone. But when I went to play movies, it said I didnt have any to play when I actually have about 12. I was able to view my pictures though.

    So, do you guys know if I need apple Tv to play my movies from my IPhone? Or am I missing a setting?
    Last edited by nyc_rock; 12-15-2011 at 07:41 AM.
    12-15-2011 07:39 AM
  2. Laelipoo's Avatar
    To play movies, I suggest the dock connector to component cable, about $45-50 at apple store. Then just play on phone, it'll show up on the tv.


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    12-15-2011 08:19 AM
  3. Netomat's Avatar
    yea but for the dock>component you will obviously need to be plugged in. You can bring the cable on the road with you and if you have a component hookup in your car you could make use of it there.... on the other hand.....

    With the apple TV for $50 more you can just airplay your music and movies right to it. Not to mention all the other stuff you can do with it.
    12-15-2011 08:46 AM
  4. nyc_rock's Avatar
    yea but for the dock>component you will obviously need to be plugged in. You can bring the cable on the road with you and if you have a component hookup in your car you could make use of it there.... on the other hand.....

    With the apple TV for $50 more you can just airplay your music and movies right to it. Not to mention all the other stuff you can do with it.
    With Apple TV I could play the movies straight from Itunes, right? Wouldnt even need the Iphone?
    12-15-2011 09:21 AM
  5. cinco312's Avatar
    Play movies from your iPhone by using AirPlay. If your on the same wifi network, all you gotta do is click the tv icon in lower right corner and select Apple TV. Also, if you have iTunes open on your computer then you can play anything you want. As long as you have home sharing on.
    12-21-2011 11:36 AM
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