Apple TV simplifies presentations for speakers
Ensuring event organisers and speakers have access to technology that’s easy to use is essential for a venue of our calibre.
One of our best investments and most popular pieces of technology is Apple TV.
Apple TV allows speakers to project content, whether it’s a presentation, video or website, from their Apple device such as iMac, iPad or iPhone straight onto our 60 inch Smart TV screens.
If you’re not familiar with Apple TV, our conference manager and Apple TV devotee Stef Bell* explains the appeal.
Apple TV is amazing! There are so many things you can do with it. At home ours is connected to our TV and surround sound to link all of our Apple devices. It’s our little black entertainment box.
Apple TV uses AirPlay to wirelessly stream content from your Apple device to our high definition TVs. With the mirroring option the TV displays what’s on your device.
Apple TV has Netflix, YouTube, Sky News, Sky Sports and On Demand too.
I really don’t know what I’d do without it. And in our conference rooms it’s a godsend. It means we can ditch all the wires and don’t have to worry about connecting devices. Anyone can come in and mirror their device wirelessly.
Apart from making our conference rooms tidier without annoying messy cables, Apple TV makes it easier and quicker for us to set up technology for our presenters.
However, Stef says Apple TV is more than just tidy housekeeping, offering speakers freedom to move around and interact.
As Apple TV connects your device wirelessly, you don’t have to stand close to the screen when you’re streaming your presentation or talk. You can walk around the room or sit with different groups.
If someone asks a question you can open up another screen, you can call up a website, documents or whatever without having to get back to the front of the room to reach the laptop.
And when the first presenter’s finished, there’s no need to start unplugging and setting up again. The next presenter just goes into AirPlay and off you go.
*Disclaimer: Stef does not work for Apple TV and is not an official Apple ambassador. She just likes it… a lot…