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HDMI to transmit meta data to TV


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Bert v H

It would be nice to be able to display artwork, artist and track on the TV whilst playing.

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John Harris

My current solution until Innuos provides something more native (ideally) is using the Airplay Mirroring functionality. I've updated to 2.6 and with the updated Now Playing UI, the iPad mirrored on the TV looks really nice for the most part (though still not fully optimized for TV screens obviously).

The one caveat to this is that my current use case is to 1) airplay mirror iPad to TV and then 2) ideally use my iPhone as the controller to skip, change music, etc. The problem is that when I open the Innuos App on my iPhone, while still having the app open and mirroring from iPad > Apple TV, the iPad app now playing screen will go into hidden mode and show whatever i was last looking at behind it. This defeats the purpose of using the iPad for screen mirroring, because then the now playing screen goes away from the TV as well and i need to actively re-engage it via clicking on the mini player bar. This happens any time the Innuos app is interacted with on a different device while still having the now playing screen showing on iPad. If this could be resolved it would make it easier to Airplay Mirror the now playing screen via iPad, and then use iPhone or a different device to control music, queue up other albums or playlists, etc.


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ISP

Even while I voted for this; displaying it over ethernet within an app through android tv / Apple TV might be more suited for what's asked


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Stephen Healy

This would be our suggestion for the time being


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Bert v H

Any recommendations on how? I use an ipad with Sense


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Stephen Healy

Airplay via Apple TV would do this - some modern Smart TVs may have this built-in already.


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Bert v H

Hi Stephen, thx. I'm probably a little thick, I am sending the command from iPad Sense app to Innuos to retrieve and play the track on my audio system, can I airplay same time the Sense command to my TV? I just want a simple ability to show the Sense track meta data on my TV such as cover art, artist and track


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Stephen Healy

Airplay would essentially just be screen mirroring of what is being displayed on your iPad, so if you wanted the TV to display what is effectively the Now Playing screen, you would need to have the Now Playing screen up on the iPad itself too.