How to Watch Movies on TV With An iPod Touch

Written by aaron wein
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The iPod Touch is Apple's latest addition to the iPod series and is basically an iPhone without the ability to make phone calls. It uses the ease of a touch screen to access the Internet, play multiple types of media and run applications. Another feature of the iPod Touch is the ability to play video through the television. All that's required is a compatible audio-video cable to connect to your television. Refer to the References section for compatible iPod audio video cables.

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Things you need

  • iPod audio-video cable

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  1. 1

    Turn off your television and iPod Touch.

  2. 2

    Plug the iPod input of the audio-video cable into your iPod Touch. The input depends on the cable you purchase, but will either plug directly into the headphone jack or the device's power output.

  3. 3

    Plug the audio-video inputs of the cable into the corresponding outputs on your TV. Video input may vary depending on the cable you purchase, such as component or composite, so refer to the accompanying instruction manual for the appropriate plug-in.

  4. 4

    Turn on your iPod Touch.

  5. 5

    Tap the "Settings" application from the home screen and select "Video Settings."

  6. 6

    Turn on the "TV Out" feature. Your iPod Touch is now enabled to relay its video input to the TV.

  7. 7

    Turn on the television and change the video input to the same settings you plugged your audio video-cable into.

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