Hello Sufferlandrians! The minions at Sufferlandrian Services get quite a few request about connecting their iOS device to a TV Display. Yes, you can hook up your iOS to display the Sufferfest video on a larger TV by following these steps. We will cover the following options for connecting your iOS to a larger display:
- Apple TV
- Cable Connectors
- Troubleshooting Your Display
- Troubleshooting Your Sound
Okay, let's get started!
Connecting your Mac to an Apple TV is very seamless. You only need to ensure that your Apple TV is "On" and connected to your HD TV.
To connect your iOS device to your Apple TV, swipe up from the bottom of the screen on your iOS device. This will take you to the menu where you can select the Apple TV for Airplay.
You will press the AirPlay button which will then take you to your next screen.
On this screen we will select our Apple TV. If your Apple TV is not showing in this menu, make sure you click the Menu button on your Apple remote to wake it up. The only other option you have left is to mirror your display from your iDevice. This will allow you to still operate the App from your iDevice while watching it on the television.
Video View Modes for iDevices
There are two ways that you can view all of the Sufferfest Glory on your iDevice. We will just call them the Wrong Way(Portrait mode) and the Right Way(Landscape mode).
The Sufferfest App is configured to work in Portrait mode and Landscape mode on your iDevice. It is always better to view the workout in Landscape mode. Apple TV will display the Sufferfest App in whichever mode that your phone is in. Examples below.
Here is portrait mode displayed on our HDTV. An example of not utilizing our entire TV space.
The next picture shows us by simply switching our iDevice to landscape mode, we can now utilize our entire HDTV space.
Here we can see that we are now using much more of our television space. If you want to get ride of the data being displayed, swipe left on your iDevice screen. If you want to increase the video size to display Sufferlandrian Glory across the entire screen, then double-tap your iDevice screen.
This adapter is for older iDevices with 30 Pin connectors. It will only stream in 720p to your TV. It has an HDMI output built in the connector. *With the latest update to the Apple Operating Systems, they have disabled the ability to use the 30 pin slot for ANT+ and the HDMI slot at the same time. This option is only useful for the HDMI connection*
This adapter is for newer iDevices that have the lightning connector. You can hook this up to your HDTV utilizing an HDMI cable. It will stream 1080 HD to your TV.
Troubleshooting Your Display
Screen Aspect Ration Locked
If your screen will not move from Portrait mode to Landscape mode, you most likely have your Screen Aspect Ratio locked. To check the status of this lock, swipe up on your iDevice. You will then look for the Screen Lock icon and ensure that it is not selected.
Troubleshooting Your Sound
There is nothing more frustrating than seeing the magnificence of a Sufferfest video before you, yet you hear no sound. Here are some troubleshooting tips to help crank up the volume of your suffering.
There are 3 reasons why a Sufferfest Video may not play sound.
1. The mute button is activated on the side of your iPhone. Please ensure your Mute button is not selected.
2. You have another App playing sound in the background. The Sufferfest App is programmed to mute when you are playing your favorite iTunes sound tracks. Pause your other iTunes songs or Videos to resume the sounds of Suffering!
3. You are streaming the workout over the internet and are experiencing poor internet speeds. You can go back to the workout menu and download the video for offline use. This will ensure that you will have stable and consistent audio in your workout. Please read the article Starting an iPad/iPhone Sufferfest Workout.
Troubleshooting Your Video
There are only a few reasons why you are having video problems.
1. You are streaming the workout over the internet and are experiencing poor internet speeds. You can go back to the workout menu and download the video for offline use. This will ensure that you will have stable and consistent video in your workout. Please read the article Starting an iPad/iPhone Sufferfest Workout.
2. You have a faulty physical connection to your iDevice. Try streaming or playing other video services over your cable to you TV to rule out a faulty cable.
Are you still having difficulties? Please email email@example.com.