An HDMI adapter bug that caused users to be unable to use their iPhone or iPad to watch a variety of different streaming services on a non-AirPlay compatible TV has now been fixed, iMore reader James has discovered. They told us:
“I just want to let you know that the HDMI adapter bug in iOS 16 has been fixed in ios 16.3. Several users have reported that they can’t stream any issues on ios 16.3 now.”
The fix doesn’t seem to appear in any of the patch notes that came with iOS 16.3, although it seems the issue is no longer there. After months of nothing from Apple or the app’s creators, it’s a welcome solution.
James previously notified us that several top iPhone apps wouldn’t work with Apple’s HDMI adapter, including Hulu, Amazon Prime, and Paramount+, among others. Interestingly, it appears that Netflix was not affected.
“The error also occurs with Amazon Prime, Paramount+, Peacock and others, but not Netflix.”
He went on to direct us to an Apple support thread. (opens in a new tab) focused on Hulu bringing up pages of users having the same problem, and Apple seemingly doing nothing about it, just blaming Hulu for the problem.
Now, with the problem fixed, it looks like you can watch all your streaming services through the Apple HDMI adapter again. Thanks to James for letting us know about the fix and the bug itself.
Obviously, this bug wasn’t a problem for those with an Apple TV box sitting under their TV, given that it adds AirPlay support to whatever you plug it into, along with all the onboard apps for watching streamed content. For those who don’t want to spend all their money on a little black box, this solution will be a welcome return to iPhone and iPad streaming.