AirPlay on the iPad allows you to stream videos and music directly from the iPad to your big screen TV and surround sound system through the Apple TV. One of my favorite things to do is to start the iCloud photos on a slideshow and start one of my country music playlists on Spotify ( to be discussed later) from the iPad and switch it to AirPlay. This puts the music on the TV sound system. This puts my favorite photos and my favorite country music playing together. I grab a six pack
Apple TV gives you access to High Definition streaming from various apps available such as Netflix and many more directly to your big screen TV. You must have Wi Fi available to enable streaming through the Apple TV. The very small device is quite simple with only a 120 volt power cord and an HMDI cable which connects directly to an input connection on your TV.
For fun, I dressed up like a frontiersman (Grizzly Bill) and took a picture of myself and shared it with my family on the iCloud. I got an almost immediate written comment back from my brother in law Bob ( we call him Buffalo). This resulted in several days of back and forth colorful comments which was a lot of fun and was enjoyed by the whole family!
The enjoyment I have received from the iCloud is described more fully in the Christmas Poem 2013 I wrote. My wife and I have enjoyed more outings this year than we have since we were much younger! Here’s a copy of the poem:
Photo sharing on the iCloud is one of my favorite features of the iPad. Both of my daughters have iPhones and iPads as do my sister-in-law and brother-in-law. Both the iPad and iPhone have excellent cameras and any photos taken go to their camera roll. The iCloud allows you to instantly share selected photos to willing participants.