Apple® Lightning™ Digital AV Adapter
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Display photos, videos, and apps from your newer Apple smart device on an even bigger screen. This handy adapter lets you hook up an Apple device equipped with a Lightning connector to TVs, projectors, A/V receivers, and other components featuring an HDMI connection. For use with an iPhone® 5, 6, 6S, and 7. Plus 5th generation iPod touch®, 7th generation iPod nano® or other Apple portable device with a Lightning connector.
Anonymous, Houston, TX
Average Customer Review(s):
This product works like it is supposed to and for a great price.
Exceeded my expectations, works great with the iPhone and hdmi input on the radio!!
Love it. Able to steam movies from my iPad to the TV.
Pros: Came very quick. Works great.
Works well for me. I'm using it in my car with a pioneer 8200nex head unit. It would be hard to comment on video quality with that screen. Does exactly what I wanted it to. Wish it were black with a bit longer more flexible cord.
Cons: none real. maybe price, color, short cord, but I knew those things before I bought it.
I can use almost all the features from my iPhone
Pros: Make easy to use the iPhone though the unit
This item is needed if you plan on mirroring your phone onto your stereo but the little piece of information everyone leave out us that you cannot use this device if you want to use CarPlay. So... I now have two Lightning connectors sticking out of my dashboard. One for CarPlay the other to mirror my device.
Pros: Can watch movies on my stereo
Cons: Is not compatible with CarPlay.
Works just as described
Works as advertised
Pros: I needed it to hook up my iPhone to the head init
Cons: Apple lived their stufff and charges $$$$
Great product, needed to adapt iPad to tv. Worked as expected
Does what it should
Does exactly what it says it does
When it works it's fine. Im not sure if I got a bad one before or not but I'm on my second one now. The first week using the first one I had was was great other than the fact Apple makes us jump through these ridiculous hoops to make iPhones compatible to non apple products. However after the first week it was very unreliable in terms of when it would connect to my 5s. In my experience charging cables for iPhone (Apple and off brand) tend to be picky after a few months of use but the second week I had this expensive cable it was almost worthless requiring me to set it up perfectly and very carefully connect and hold for 20 seconds and try not to move it at all as I let it go or it would lose connection and I have to unplug and start over usually taking me an hour or two to get it to work when i did get it to work, which was only 20% off the time.
Pros: It's the only way to mirror your iPhone to your tv without wifi
Cons: It's the only way to mirror your iPhone to your tv without wifi. As with other Apple cables is sensitive & tends to have problems where the cable meets the connection. Expensive. Must be gentle with it. A real pain. Short impractical cable length and design. Drains battery even with charging cable plugged in
The cable work great on the system in my truck, I have also used it in my home on a 60in screen.
Pros: A++++++ in every way
Cons: No cons
Pros: Great quality. Works very well very pleased with purchase!!
After looking at several slightly cheaper alternatives from other sellers all with not so good reviews, I decided to purchase this one from Crutchfield mainly because of the stellar support that I've gotten from Crutchfield in the past. I bought it for my daughter to use in connecting her iPhone 6 to a JVC KW-V31BT that I also purchased from Crutchfield. Turns out I didn't need the support. Unlike the reviews I read on the alternatives, it was completely plug and play. As soon as I plugged it in, the radio recognized her phone and swapped the display to her phones screen. I have not tried connecting it to a TV or any other video display device.
Pros: Easy plug and play. No set up from phone or radio.
This worked great to stream Netflix to my tv.
works great nice video and audio.
It's a required cable to mirror my cell phone to my stereo not much more to say about it
Really make streaming Netflix from Iphone 6 easy.
Pros: Easy to use, works great.
Works perfectly, shipping was super fast. A bit pricey in my opinion, but you get what you pay for. Have been using the older IPOD to HDMI adapter for years, and it's still working perfectly well, so I expect this will perform on par with the old one.
Pros: Simple, works perfectly
Works as it should. Fast shipping.
Pros: good quality
Works excellent to watch tv from my home Slingbox on hotel tv's using an HDMI cable and my IPad!
Works very good with my car stereo
Pros: Very good quality
best adapter in the universe
Seamless application. Plugged in my HDMI cord to the Apple cord I purchased which I in turn plugged into the iPad and Voila! Ipad on the big screen. Thank you!
Pros: 100% simplicity.
Cons: Does not work with older Apple products without an adapter.
This is a great product for all owners of Apple devices.
Pros: Works perfect in my car and at home
Cons: This should come with Apple products when you buy them
Great and necessary item.
Pros: You need this item to avoid compatibility issues. Great and necessary item to see videos on your stereo.
works for AppRadio mode. CarPlay is way better than AppRadio mode so i dont use this much anymore.
Tested this thing out and worked flawless for me. Great product and fast shipping to boot. Thanks!!
Pros: Apple product
Works as promised for our Apple 5s
Workers as well as all apple products.
Pros: You get the quality you should expect from Apple products
Provides HDMI output (video) and USB output from your Apple device using a Lightning connector. Typical Apple brand accessory: high quality at a very high cost for what you get.
Pros: Quality, HDMI output.
Cons: Price. Length of male lightining connector from adaptor is too short to connect most phones without having the adaptor itself visible in a vehicle. This makes a VERY bulky installation (adaptor, HDMI, and lighting to USB cable are all exposed. If the male lighting cord was simply lengthened to 8" to 12", adaptor and bulky HDMI cable could all be hidden (and protected) in vehicle, making a much neater installation. Why not offer another adaptor with a longer lightning connector?
Pros: Use your iPad, or iPhone to connect to your TV and watch same as regular DVD.
It does work but my mirrored images are all dark even with all the bright setting turned up.... And sometimes my 5s is not detected or charge so I have to unplug it and plug it back in to work..... It is also time for apple to make an hdmi straight to lighting so I wouldn't have the stupid adapter junking up my car
Pros: Does what it is designed to do
Cons: Big in size and mirrored images are all darker on screen
It came in 3 days. I plugged it in, it worked right away. What else do you need? Thank you Crutchfield!
Pros: reasonable price, quick shipment, worked perfect
Works as designed
works as it should, just wish it came in other lengths
Pros: good quality
Cons: too short
Without these cables I wouldn't be able to hook up my iPhone 5 to my Pioneer AVIC-Z150BH receiver. Makes it possible to play around with the apps on the phone, especially with the app radio by Pioneer.
Pros: Small and compact, easy to hide.
Works fine for what I need it for. Was not thrillled I had to purchase this for iPhone 5 after they changed adapters and simple USB to Lighting does not provide full functionality with Pioneer AppRadio AVX head units.
works great with my radio
Pros: great adapter
Great product! I use it mainly to watch Netflix on my television set.
I am using this product for the Pioneer AppRadio 3 in my car. However, this small product can be used for any Apple device for the television set. This product has several uses for video.
Pros: This product is small and can replace your VCR in terms of video.
Plug works great just as described. A little on the pricey side for what it is but well worth it.
Pros: Mirrors your iPhone 5, just as described
Cons: A little on the pricey side for what it is but worth it.
Lightning Digital AV Adapter: The Apple Digital AV Adapter will route a digital audio/video signal from your Lightning connector Apple iOS device to your HDMI-compatible television. The Lightning Digital AV Adapter supports mirroring of what is displayed on your Apple device screen; including apps, presentations, websites, slideshows, and more. It also outputs video content; such as movies, TV shows, captured video to your TV in up to 1080p HD. Simply attach the Lightning Digital AV Adapter to the Lightning connector on your device and then to your TV or projector via an HDMI cable (sold separately). An 8-pin/Lightning connector port built into the AV adapter lets you charge & sync your Apple device while it's connected to your HDMI-compatible TV (Lightning connector cable & USB power adapter required).
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Understand that I can use this to mirror my iphone to my Kenwood stereo. [ Rigo May 22, 2018 ]
To be able to use my IPhone and mirror the image to the radio HU. [ David A. Mar 10, 2018 ]
BEST PRICE [ Diego Oct 26, 2017 ]
Great quality and support at Crutchfield [ Wanda Ramos Sep 12, 2017 ]
display and options [ Lamar Aug 27, 2017 ]
Needed to mirror connect my IPhone to my Kenwood head unit [ David Apr 19, 2017 ]
Works with my new Kenwood DDX9703 car stereo/video system and iPhone 7 Plus. [ Glenn Apr 17, 2017 ]
Best price [ Nicole Feb 04, 2017 ]
Allows my phone to connect to my radio [ Michael Jan 21, 2017 ]
I needed this piece for my stereo to work correctly [ ADOLFO Sep 20, 2016 ]
NEED IT TO MIRROR MY PHONE TO MY CAR RADIO [ DARION M Sep 06, 2016 ]
To use the video and mirroring feature on my Pioneer AVIC 5200 NEX [ EDWARD Sep 02, 2016 ]
Adapter needed to be able to use CarPlay [ Alvaro Sep 01, 2016 ]
Read FAQ to purchase [ Robert Aug 29, 2016 ]
I HAVE ONE & NOW MY DAUGHTER WANTS ONE. [ JERRY Aug 15, 2016 ]
To enable iPhone mirroring [ James Jul 19, 2016 ]
Connect iPhone to tv and receiver [ Mitchell Jul 09, 2016 ]
Need to Mirror my iPhone to my Pioneer AVIC 8200NEX radio. [ Bobby Jul 02, 2016 ]
It is a little pricey, but it seems to be high quality. [ LEE L May 10, 2016 ]
Screen mirroring [ nate May 02, 2016 ]
I am using an apple devices [ remigiusz Feb 17, 2016 ]
Hook phone up to car stereo [ Richard Feb 15, 2016 ]
Enhances the functionality of the unit. [ Rick Feb 13, 2016 ]
Required to connect my iPhone 6 video as well as Apple CarPlay. [ Michael Dec 17, 2015 ]
we bought a projector from a store at the mall for a christmas gift and it needed the adapter. The store in the mall was out of them. [ Laura Dec 15, 2015 ]
Yes it does work fine. [ EDWARD Jun 25, 2018 ]
If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the settings on the product and see if there may be a fix. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer, or try our online support center: http://crutchfield.custhelp.com/app/answers/list/kw/. [ Krissy Nov 28, 2017 ] Staff
The lower part of the picture is the representation of the product. It has one HDMI port on the left, and one lightning connector on the right. It looks like there was an overshot of another product mixed in there. I'm sorry for the confusion. [ Kenny Jan 06, 2016 ] Staff
I should start by letting you know that I connected this for my automobile Any time that it is connected physically Bluetooth does not seem to work HDMI is high definition audio and video combined and to my knowledge cannot be separated I assume that your Bose system is not physically connected and you rely on Bluetooth technology for the sound Sorry I could not be of more help [ JEFF Sep 09, 2015 ]
If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer. You can also post your question in our forums: http://community.crutchfield.com. Or try our online support center: http://crutchfield.custhelp.com/app/answers/list/kw/. [ Jeff Sep 09, 2015 ] Staff
if you plug a lighting charging cord into adapter [ TODD Mar 25, 2015 ]
Yes it does. [ BRIAN A Mar 25, 2015 ]
Yes [ SCOT Mar 25, 2015 ]
Yes. You need a lightning cable and a mini Hemingway cable plugged into it. [ MICHAEL Mar 25, 2015 ]
Yes, it uses the lightning cable supplied with your device to charge alongside an HDMI cable for audio and video output. [ EDWARD Mar 25, 2015 ]
Yes there is a slot for the HDMI and another slot for the iPhone charge cable. This allows you to charge and view on the big screen at the same time [ FRANKLIN G Mar 25, 2015 ]
Yes [ TODD Mar 25, 2015 ]
What is the difference between an Apple TV 4K and an Apple Digital adapter? I'm not tech savvy and want to know which one I need to show movies and view photos on big screen tv from iPad 10.5 or iPhone 7. Appreciate your help! Thanks, Mary Lou [ CuriousML Nov 24, 2017 ]
Type A (standard). [ MICHAEL T Mar 19, 2014 ]