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Old 07-17-2018, 08:58 PM   #1
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Netflix to TV through USB?

Does anybody know if I can feed Netflix to my Furrion TV from my iPad through the USB at the back of the TV? Or the USB at the front of the disc player?

Normally, I watch very little TV, but do like Netflix, as I can resume watching a program anytime.

The manual is no help.
Thanks in advance for any help.
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Old 07-17-2018, 09:36 PM   #2
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I haven't used them but there are a handful of USB plug ins that do a lot. The Roku, Google Chromecast, Amazon's Firestick are some USB plug in devices. Our unit is older and didnt come with a TV so we opted to use the money to just buy a smaller "smart TV" has Netflix, Google Play, Amazon, Hulu and there are a good amount of local newstations that are accessible as well so you can get local news from home or in areas you are new to all from the same TV with nothing but wifi or a data hotspot. You can also link your tablet directly to the TV without needing an external USB device
I didnt research it that long but it didnt seem like any of the USB casting/streaming devices were as capable as the smart TV, but I also didnt have a working TV to start with so it was easier to kill 2 birds with one stone.
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Old 07-17-2018, 10:23 PM   #3
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Since you have a newer Furrion TV, your best bet is to purchase a HDMI adapter for your iPad and run a cable from there to one of the HDMI inputs on the TV. We have done this before and it works well, especially if you are downloading videos directly from Netflix to be played back later on your iPad.

We also have a Roku Ultra hooked up to the Furrion when we have the opprotunity to stream directly to the TV when we are at a campground with a decent internet connection.
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Old 07-18-2018, 05:48 AM   #4
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^^^^I do this with my iPhone. Lightning to hdmi adapter and then HDMI to the TV.
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Old 07-18-2018, 09:25 AM   #5
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In our travels finding a park/campground with enough bandwidth or that allowed streaming movies is very rare. Unless you have a good personal wifi with unlimited data watching tv from the internet will get VERY costly VERY quickly.
With our Winegard batwing antenna we've always gotten 50-60 channels so can usually find something to watch, that's FREE.
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Old 07-18-2018, 11:10 AM   #6
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Normally I would say buy a roku stick or a firetv stick, but i feel like the OP has some shows downloaded to the ipad to watch when wanted, which would not require wifi, except for when first downloading. That said I'd try the hdmi adapter over a chromecast. I have a chromecast and it has been so laggy and frequently disconnects, that it now resides in a drawer somewhere.
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Old 07-18-2018, 11:52 AM   #7
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USB connectors on TVs are mostly output only and not input. You would need a USB cable with a HDMI connector to connect the iPad to one of the TV HDMI connectors.
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Old 07-20-2018, 08:12 PM   #8
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Okay. Thank you very much for the good info. I will give the HDMI -lightning some consideration. As I said, I can live quite happily without TV of any description, but I would consider Netflix.
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Old 08-03-2018, 05:34 AM   #9
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Okay. Thank you very much for the good info. I will give the HDMI -lightning some consideration. As I said, I can live quite happily without TV of any description, but I would consider Netflix.
Luckily our TV is a smart tv with the netflix app already on it, just have to connect to the internet.

Also Our bluray player has the app and works the same way.

And finally we have the apple HDMI adapter and have Netflix on our iphones and can view it on the TV that way.

I mention all these methods to see if you have tried to see if any of your devices are smart type with the apps already installed? Sometimes they don't show up until you connect to the internet for the first time.

We have been lucky and the four campgrounds we have stayed at this year all had strong internet that allows for streaming.
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Old 08-03-2018, 09:23 AM   #10
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Who here has used a apple lightnight to HDMI adapter, with successful results? What iphone are you using and what adapter are you using? I've purchased one off of amazon and didn't have any luck trying to watch netflix shows we downloaded on to our phones.
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