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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Techie Stuff
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Techie Stuff
My Toshiba smart tv has a Netflix app but not Amazon Prime. The tv has an option within the Source screen for wireless display. My iPad has screen mirroring but when I access it it is only searching for Apple TV, which of course I don’t have. In the toshiba instructions, it says “ press source button, select wireless display, open the sharing app on your device, scan for devices, select your tv and connect, the screen of your device will now be displayed on the tv.”
So, do I need to download a sharing app? If so, which one? And do I need to buy it. Or is there a free one? Or, is there another way? I do have cable that I can connect to the HDMI port, but the port is not easily accessible so I would prefer to do it wirelessly.
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  • DoaMDoaM Forumite
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    Amazon Fire TV stick? Chromecast stick?

    Either of those is probably the easiest way to expand the Smart functionality of your TV.
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  • spadooshspadoosh Forumite
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    Yeh there is workarounds, the problem is im not sure on the legalities of using them. Id suggest the firestick too.

    Alternatively if you google 'ios screen mirroring no apple tv' you should get pretty clear instructions to 3rd party apps that might help.
  • martinthebanditmartinthebandit Forumite
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    If it's a smart tv can't you just download the amazon prime app onto it?

    It's what I did with my Samsung tv

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  • [Deleted User][Deleted User]
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    Get a 2nd cable and leave it plugged into the TV then you only need do it the once.
  • KatykatKatykat Forumite
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    If it's a smart tv can't you just download the amazon prime app onto it?

    It's what I did with my Samsung tv

    Unfortunately, Toshiba told me they don’t have an app for Amazon
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  • martinthebanditmartinthebandit Forumite
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    Katykat wrote: »
    Unfortunately, Toshiba told me they don’t have an app for Amazon


    What have amazon said?

    Although I suspect your going to have to but a firestick.

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  • wongataawongataa Forumite
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    What have amazon said?
    As the television manufacturers are responsible for what apps are available on their sets what Amazon says is irrelevant. If an app is not available from the app store on the TV in question it isn't available for that TV.


    The OP will need to get an Amazon Firestick.
  • FarwayFarway Forumite
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    I'd suggest get a Roku, then you can choose whatever you want now & future & not be limited by the manufacturer
  • debitcardmayhemdebitcardmayhem Forumite
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    Buy a lightning to hdmi adapter.
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  • DoaMDoaM Forumite
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    Buy a lightning to hdmi adapter.

    That could work ... lets the Ipad plug directly into the TV. :)
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