Using an iPad as a Screen for Your Nintendo Switch

Using an iPad as a Screen for Your Nintendo Switch

Transforming Your iPad into a Nintendo Switch Display: A Hidden Gem

If you’ve ever wished for a larger display to enjoy your Nintendo Switch games on the go, there’s a clever solution that may have slipped under your radar. Thanks to an app and a few accessories, you can now transform your USB-C iPad into a remarkable gaming screen. In a recent video, ENBLE videographer Dan Barbera showcases this innovative setup, demonstrating just how easy and fun it can be.

Perhaps you’ve seen this idea circulating on TikTok, but it’s worth noting that it’s not limited to the Nintendo Switch. This setup can actually work with any console, making it a versatile solution for gaming enthusiasts. However, there are a few prerequisites. Firstly, your iPad must be a USB-C model running the upcoming iPadOS 17. Unfortunately, Lightning models are unable to support this feature due to a specific dongle requirement. If you’re eager to try this out, you can access the iPadOS 17 public beta or wait for its official release next month.

In addition to a USB-C iPad, you’ll need a USB-C video capture card, which can be easily obtained for around $20. This nifty device acts as an HDMI to USB-C adapter, enabling your iPad to connect seamlessly to your console. Finally, you’ll need to install an app to make everything work smoothly. At the moment, few apps are available for iPadOS 17, but Capture Pro, accessible via TestFlight, is a reliable option that we used for the video demonstration. Once you have all these components ready, along with your Switch and an HDMI cable, you’re good to go – Dan expertly showcases the entire setup process in the video.

This new method of using your iPad as a console display holds immense potential for gaming enthusiasts. Not only does it provide the convenience of a larger screen for a more immersive gaming experience, but it also allows you to utilize your iPad’s portability and high-quality display capabilities. With this setup, you can easily switch between gaming on the go and playing on a bigger screen, without losing your progress or compromising on visual fidelity.

Imagine being able to catch up on an ongoing game during a long commute, and then seamlessly transition to a larger display once you arrive home. The possibilities are endless, and this setup adds a new layer of versatility to your gaming routine. Whether you’re tackling epic quests, engaging in intense multiplayer battles, or simply enjoying casual gaming sessions, an iPad as a console display offers a delightful and engaging experience.

So, have you already tried using your iPad as a display for a console? We would love to hear about your experiences, opinions, and any innovative ideas you’ve come across. Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments section below. Let’s embrace this hidden gem of gaming tech and explore the novel ways it can enhance our gaming adventures.