1 Reply Latest reply: Jul 20, 2010 3:16 PM by eferz RSS

    TV Out for iPhone

    Floydster

      Need to enable TV Out functionality, like YouTube currently does on the iPhone.  This feature should have been added years ago, and every update I try it, but it still hasn't been added.

        • Re: TV Out for iPhone
          eferz Expert

          https://community.sling.com/message/5343

          Officially: No.

           

          In my  experience, the only apps which break out using the standard  MediaPlayer.framework will work with the iPhone AV cables.  Those app  include Quicktime, YouTube, iPod, Safari, and Streamtome.  There are  probably more but those are the one I've used personally.   Unfortunately, the Slingplayer for iPhone only uses bits a pieces of the  framework with a custom UI overlay, so it does not support TV out  natively.

           

          Jailbroken:  Yes (via Cydia apps).

           

          In the MediaPlayer.framework API there is a class  called MPTVOutWindow that can be used to force TV out.  Unfortunately,  its an undocumented class, so its not offically supported by Apple.  All  of the apps that have tried to used it was denied on the iTunes App  Store.  However, if you have a jailbroken iPhone you can get apps like  TVout2, Landscape TV Out, or ScreenSplitr in conjunction with the  Slingplayer app to support TV out via the Apple Composite or Component  Cables for iPhone.

           

          If you think this feature should be considered in future versions, I suggest that you move the post into the Enhancement Request forums (http://support.slingbox.com/get/KB-2000297) by using the "Action Panel" on the right hand side.  These forums are technical support and it would be pointless to troubleshoot a feature that is known to be unavailable.