Enjoy Glasgow Club Online workouts on your TV using an iPhone or iPad.

Sometimes your iPhone or iPad screen is just too small. Fortunately, it's easy enough to connect your iOS device to any recent TV for a bigger-screen workout experience. Here's our guide, from the simplest to the most complex solutions.

Connect with a Cable

An Apple lightning AV adapter

By far the simplest way to connect to your TV is to use a cable like Apple's Digital AV Adapter, which connects your Apple device to your TV's HDMI port. You'll also need a standard HDMI cable — any one will do, so just buy the least expensive one you can find.

Just check what kind of port is on your iPhone or iPad and choose the corresponding AV adapter. The most recent models have a USB-C port. Older models have a lightning port.

You'll find lots of cheaper non-Apple branded AV adapters on Amazon etc. One caveat is that these tend to lack High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP), which prevents pirates capturing digital content so they often don't work with digital streaming services.

  1. Plug the HDMI cable into an HDMI port on your television (on the back, or sometimes the side of your TV).
  2. Plug the other end of your HDMI cable into the AV adapter and connect it to your iPhone or iPad
  3. Use the "input" or "source" button on your TV remote control to select the HDMI channel (usually named HDMI1 or HDMI2) you connected the cable to. This button often has what looks like a screen with an arrow pointing into it - you may need to keep pushing it repeatedly to select the HDMI port you connected to.
  4. After a second or two you should see the picture you'd expect to see on your device (laptop, phone or tablet) screen appear on your TV, so just find and start your workout video on your device.
  5. Now you’re ready to get moving!

Connect with Apple AirPlay

Maybe you don't want a pesky wire between your iPhone and your TV. The easiest way to connect wirelessly is with Apple's AirPlay feature, which allows you to mirror your iPhone or iPad via the Apple TV or TVs that support AirPlay 2.

If you have an Apple TV set up, make sure it's connected to the same Wi-Fi network as your iPhone or iPad. Swipe up from the bottom of (or diagonally front the top-right corner onto) your iPhone or iPad's screen to launch Control Center, tap AirPlay Mirroring (a box with an arrow pointing up into it), then select your Apple TV. Your Apple TV will stream a mirror of whatever is on your device's screen.

These Are the TVs That Will Have Apple's AirPlay 2
Using Apple AirPlay

Apple finally opened up its streaming platform and some smart TV's support AirPlay streaming. Among the vendors are LG (2019 models), Samsung (2018 and 2019 models), Sony (2019 models), and Vizio (2017, 2018, and 2019 models). While you're not likely to run out and buy a new television to cast workouts and YouTube videos, it is probably something to keep in mind when you're shopping for your next big screen.

One warning regarding this method: In very crowded Wi-Fi environments, AirPlay video might break up or stutter. In that case, use a cable. But it should be fine for most homes. Get more help with: AirPlay to AppleTV.

Connect using another streaming device

You may have another streaming device. The apps required often require some sort of one-off purchase or subscription but it works well for many users so we've put together some guides: