May 20, 2010
One would assume that purchasing a VGA, component, or composite video adapter for your iPad would give you the ability to display video from any one of your apps onto your television, but that's not the case. Developers must include this functionality in their apps, and surprisingly, many do not. Netflix was one of those apps at launch, but now the company has made everything right in v1.0.2. Netflix v1.0.2 now includes support for video output via VGA, component, and composite adapters allowing you to stream video to a capable monitor or television. Now you won't have to huddle around your iPad's 9.7" screen with the family to watch the latest streaming episode of Lost, Dirty Jobs, Weeds, or what have you. It can all be viewed easily on a larger monitor or television screen. If you are interested, the adapters are available through Apple's online store. The iPad-specific VGA adapter retails for $29.00, while the composite and component adapters retail for $49.00 but are compatible with nearly all iDevices. The Netflix for iPad app is available for free as always, but you will need to sign-up for a monthly subscription in order to utilize the service.