WWE and many other video providers are after Apple to control the content. So if it worked it may have been a fluke that they had to fix later. That's one thing.
Here's the next. More and more people I encounter confuse what is possible with what the studios want to allow. There is absolutely no technical reason this should not work. But as you can guess the studios have many agendas to the point of confusion.
I get it.
I was wondering if you guys could settle a debate for me that I was having with tech support for the WWE app. It's a long story, so I'll try to make it brief (and leave out some small details). It is about viewing from an iPad to TV
From my own Google research, this how I understand things...
There are two ways to view the iPad on a TV:
1. Mirroring. Where what you see on the iPad shows on the TV. Checking your email, using the calculater, etc. etc. This does not take up the entire HD TV screen though, and the iPad screen remains on as well.
2. The app itself (like Netflix or YouTube) detects that you are connected to a TV and takes over the video output itself. The iPad screen goes blank, and the video takes up the entire HD TV screen thus giving better viewing.
I was using the WWE app with Mirroring, since it did not do it's own video output. I would just take my TV remote and enlarge the picture a little and it was fine. This went on for a few months.
Then one day, I did both a system update and an app update, and it started doing it's own video output and filling up the entire screen, and the iPad screen went blank. The problem was that when the iPad went into sleep mode, the picture froze and stopped. I kept having to go to the app and restart it (this despite the fact that the screen was going blank).
I phoned tech support, told them the whole story, and they kept telling me that their app does not work with mirroring, and that is why it was not working. I kept trying to explain what the defination of mirroring was (as I understood it) and they kept saying they don't support it. My argument was that mirroring has nothing to do with the app, but with the iPad. Video output has to do with the app. The app was working with mirroring, and you were tyring to give me a better experience by doing your own video output, but it was not working. They kept insisting that they don't support mirroring and that is why it was not working. Finally, I said I was going to ask Apple support to verify my definations of mirroring and video output. They agreed with me to try that, which I have not done. I also mentioned that I found a work around which was to change the iPad setting not to go into sleep mode, but I didn't think this was a good solution.
In all fairness, the iPad Air was not listed on their devices that support their app, but as I mentioned.. it was doing it, ha ha. And even if it does not, then I would think mirroring would work for everything anyway - which it was. Also, this was not a big fight that I had with them. They were trying to be helpful and their feedback for each of my comments was fast. I think it was just a difference inthe definations.
So, am I right about this? Are my definations correct?