Projecting BitGym videos onto a nearby television creates an immersive and compelling exercise experience.
Depending on your device there will be different considerations.
iPhone & iPad Wired Display over HDMI
For the best possible video signal consider using an HDMI cable between the device and the television. You'll need a 30 pin to HDMI adapter or Lightning to HDMI adapter, depending on your iOS device model. These adapters are about $40 each. Long HDMI cables can be purchased inexpensively at monoprice.com or amazon.com. Please be aware third party adapters not made by Apple have many problems. They tend to create input lag and overheat. If your mirrored picture is sideways try force closing BitGym, turning "portrait lock" off on your phone, and re-launching BitGym.
How to mirror an iPhone or iPad to an Apple TV
- To mirror exactly what’s on your iPhone or iPad to your HDTV over to an Apple TV, in this case, you need to enable Airplay Mirroring feature:
- Again give rise to Control Center but this time just from here tap Airplay Mirroring icon.
- From the list Select Your Apple TV or any other enabled Airplay Mirroring receiveryou would like to use. If an Airplay passcode popped up on your TV screen then just enter the passcode on your iPhone or iPad.
- Once the AirPlay Mirroring is enabled, your iOS device screen will be mirrored on your Apple TV. I would like to mention that any media player has an Airplay Mirroring icon beside his playback you could simply use it since Airplay Mirroring is enabled on your iOS device.
- If “AirPlay” icon is not visible in Control Center or you see a"Looking for Apple TV" message be sure that the Apple TV is online and active and on the same Wi-Fi network. To check the Wi-Fi network on your Apple TV: Settings > Network (4th generation); Settings > General> Network (2nd or 3rd generation). To enable AirPlay on Apple TV: Settings > AirPlay.
- Your TV will use your iPhone dimensions, to fill your TV screen with mirrored device change its aspect ratio or zoom settings.
- Keep in mind that AirPlay can require a strong wireless signal or else the playback can be choppy.
- If your picture is sideways try force closing BitGym, turning "portrait lock" off on your phone, and re-launching BitGym.
iPad Aspect Ratio Considerations
Because iPads display at a 4:3 aspect ratio, when mirroring to a 16:9 television there will be black bars on the side of the picture. This can be mitigated by using the televisions zoom feature.
Android Devices with MHL HDMI
Many more Android devices allow you to split a HDMI connection out of the micro USB charging port. Selecting the correct MHL adapter can be tricky, so we only suggest purchasing official adapters from your manufacturer which say they support your exact device.
Here is an example MHL 2.0 adapter for modern Samsung devices.
Android Devices with Cast
Android devices can now mirror their screen to a chromecast as well as an increasing number of smart devices that support the Google Cast standard
Chromecast instructions are here: https://support.google.com/chromecast/answer/6059461?hl=en
Roku Instructions are here: https://support.roku.com/hc/en-us/articles/208754928-Screen-Mirroring-overview
In addition, many smart TVs are coming with Cast support, so it is worth looking up your model or just seeing if you notice the TV when you scan for available cast points.
Android Devices with Miracast
Each android device is a little different, but many (especially Samsung devices) have support for screen mirroring via miracast. To use this feature you do need to purchase a miracast receiver. We don't have an official recommendation for one yet, but suggest you buy one of the higher rated ones available on Amazon.com here
Android Devices with Micro HDMI
A few Android devices have Micro HDMI ports, and these cables can be found on monoprice.com inexpensively.
Kindle Fire Device
Kindle Fire devices can wirelessly screen mirror to Kindle Fire TV and Fire TV Stick products. Instructions from Amazon can be found here.
Please note that at time of writing Chromecast support is was possible on Kindle devices. We have not tested Fire OS 5 yet though.