How To Watch Pilatesology On Your TV

Look for the Pilatesology channel on your Roku or Apple TV.
Or use our Mobile App with Chromecast or Airplay.
Don’t have any of these options? Click below for EASY instructions to set Pilatesology up on your TV. 😁

Apple Devices

Connect to your Smart TV with AirPlay (iPhone & iPad)

If you own a relatively newer Smart TV such as LG, Samsung or Vizio, these manufacturers most likely have ‘Apple Airplay‘ already built into their system. Typically it will list the tv as ‘Airplay Ready’ on the packaging. This is good news if you have an iPhone / iPad and has become the most used method for streaming to the big screen without having to buy a Roku / Apple / Chromecast box or dongle. Here’s a quick overview from Apple about AirPlay  Follow the steps below to use Airplay. Note: older devices may need updates, check Apple’s system requirements for AirPlay.

  1. Be sure both the iPhone / iPad and your Smart TV  are connected to the same WiFi network. 
  2. Open Pilatesology’s free mobile app (it’s free for our members! login with your same website username/email) or you can open the website via your internet browser.
  3. Select any video and open it to fullscreen. Touch the AirPlay icon in the top right corner in the app or bottom right corner on the web player (it’s the box that looks like a TV).
  4. This will open a list of devices to use Airplay. Choose your TV listed. You’re ready to stream to the big screen!

Connect to your TV with an HDMI cable (iPhone & iPad)

Another way to connect your iPhone or iPad to a TV is to use Apple’s Lightning Digital AV adapter. You’ll also need an HDMI cable. Setup is easy:

  1. Plug the HDMI cable into your TV on one end and into the Apple adapter on the other.
  2. Plug your iPhone or iPad into the the Apple adapter.
  3. Use your TV remote to set the TV to the appropriate input for the HDMI cable.
  4. Optional: you can also plug a charger into the Apple adapter’s second port to keep your device’s battery from draining.

Connect to your TV with a MacBook

The latest MacBook models require a USB Type-C adapter to connect to your TV. Apple provides a Digital AV Multiport Adapter, or you can get away with a more affordable Anker USB-C to HDMI Adapter. Setup is simple:

  1. Plug the USB-C end to your computer.
  2. Plug the HDMI into your TV.

Android Devices and PC

Connect to your TV with HDMI cable (Android)

The most reliable way to get your phone, tablet or PC hooked up to the TV is with an HDMI cable. Practically every TV will have an HDMI port of some sort, which is used to transfer both audio and video from the same source.

Your phone won’t have an HDMI port, but there are handy adaptors that will attach the HDMI port onto your phone’s USB Type-C, micro USB, or lightning ports.

Some Android tablets will have mini HDMI or micro HDMI ports, which can connect directly to HDMI over a single cable. Whatever port you’re hoping to connect from, make sure your cable is compatible with that connection.

  1. Plug the HDMI into your TV.
  2. Plug the device specified cable to connect to your device

Connect to your TV with wireless casting (Android)

Casting is the process of wirelessly streaming content from your phone or tablet, by connecting to the same WiFi network as your television. Smartphone apps like AllCast will be able to cast direct to the TV for you, though most modern Android phones (Android 4.2 onwards) and Windows devices (Windows 8.1 onwards) will support the Miracast casting standard.

With Miracast, you simply head to your phone’s Display settings, check under Cast, and select Enable Wireless Display to check for nearby devices to cast to.

If you have a Chromecast Enabled TV check this article for the steps on ‘casting’ a tab from your laptop to your TV.

 Connect to your TV with a PC

All flat-screen TVs offer at least one HDMI port, as do practically all non-Apple laptops that have been manufactured in the last eight years. HDMI is just about the best solution at the moment, as it supports both audio and video. All you need, therefore, is an HDMI cable to connect the two.

You could spend a small fortune on expensive HDMI cables, but the truth of the matter is that for HD video transmitted from your laptop, any HDMI cable will do. These are inexpensive and can be found on Amazon.