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The updated iOS app from lynda.com offers an AirPlay If you're connected via an Ethernet cable, you won't see a network If you have multiple Apple TVs, press the Menu button on your remote to Next, on your iOS device, open the lynda.com mobile app.
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How to use lynda.com
1h 16m Beginner Feb 18, 2011 Updated Jul 03, 2014

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Learn how to find, access, and view courses in the lynda.com training library. Staff author Garrick Chow explains how to find the "need to know" material quickly and browse other subjects you might be interested in. A full rundown of the types of training offered is included, from in-depth essential training on specific software packages, to first looks at up-and-coming technology trends, to inspirational documentaries following creative professionals working in a variety of disciplines. Garrick also shows how to use special library features such as bookmarks, the queue, certificates of completion, frequently asked questions (FAQs), and more, as well as where to turn for help when you need it. Plus, learn to access lynda.com on the go, either through our mobile site, or the iOS app, which also supports playing videos on your TV via AirPlay and an Apple TV.

Topics include:
  • Browsing the library by subject, software, or author
  • Finding the latest releases
  • Downloading and using exercise files
  • Searching video transcripts
  • Choosing the right video player
  • Understanding types of courses
  • Using your training history
  • Printing and sharing certificates of completion
  • Logging in from multiple computers
  • Updating your member profile
  • Setting site preferences
  • Changing your membership plan
  • Searching the FAQs
  • Contacting customer support
  • Viewing content on an iPhone, iPad, or other mobile device
Subject:
Business
Author:
Garrick Chow

Watching courses with AirPlay and the iOS app

The updated iOS app from lynda.com offers an AirPlay feature that works with iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad. AirPlay lets you quickly and wirelessly move our movies from your Apple device to a TV or projector. This video demonstrates how to connect an Apple TV and lynda.com to help you learn from our movies from your television at home, at school, or at a business. All you need is an active lynda.com account, our iOS app version 2.0 or higher, and an Apple TV. Begin by connecting the Apple TV to your TV or projector via an HDMI cable.

Make sure your Apple TV is plugged in and powered on. Next, make sure your Apple TV is connected to your network, either via Ethernet or over WiFi. You can check your connection by going to Settings > General > Network. If you're connected over WiFi, you should see your network name. If you're connected via an Ethernet cable, you won't see a network name, but you should see an IP address if you're properly connected. If you have multiple Apple TVs, press the Menu button on your remote to return to general settings and note the name of the one you're setting up. Next, on your iOS device, open the lynda.com mobile app.

Navigate to and select the course you wish to view. Then tap the movie you want to watch. You may want to pause the movie until you begin playing it on your Apple TV. As long as your device is connected to the same network as your Apple TV, you should see this button to the right of the playback controls. Tap it, and all the Apple TV's or AirPort Express base stations on your network will appear. You could play audio from your iPad through an AirPort Express using AirPlay. But if you want to stream audio and video, select the Apple TV you want to play movies through. Regardless of what screen your Apple TV is currently on, the movie should play begin playing after a few seconds. While the movie is playing, you can control it from your device or with your Apple TV remote.

In addition to playing and pausing the movie, you can rewind 30 seconds, skip to the next or previous movies, or drag the scrubber bar to jump to a specific point in the currently playing movie. Tap to turn auto play on if you'd like the entire course to play continuously. And tap Back when you want to stop playing and resume browsing the library from your device. So, if you have an Apple TV and the free lynda.com iOS app, we hope you'll take advantage of this quick and easy ability to move your training to the big screen.

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