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Does anyone know if there’s a way to control the rear entertainment from the front seat? Or is this something that has to be setup before going out for a drive?

I have kids that change their mind much too often, and on a road trip I’d hate to have to pull over to change what they’re viewing. I’d have to get out of the car and walk around to fix it since it’s so uncomfortable to turn around from the driver’s seat. I wish they could be unattached (kinda like an actual tablet).
 

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I think you can cast or airplay (device mirror) from your phone to them both, no specific controls I've seen however from the front infotainment system.
 

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I think you can cast or airplay (device mirror) from your phone to them both, no specific controls I've seen however from the front infotainment system.
Yes I’ve noticed that. Also can mirror one screen to the other, but while the main screen will be clear, the other one will be very low quality. On the bright side they can be controlled from either screen.
 

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The guide talks about an app called RSE remote application. I haven’t tried it. But you may be able to do it from a iPhone/android phone up front.
 

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We used an iPad, an HDMI splitter and a lightning to HDMI cable to show the same movie on both screens two weekends ago.

It's not ideal but it's pretty foolproof. It's nice to not have both young kids staring down at an iPad screen (which I think can lead to car sickness). My wife was able to control what they were watching comfortably from the front seat.

Used some cheap wired headphones then.

Going to try my daughters iPod touch to see if it can power both screens as then could throw it in the center console and download some movies to it.

I don't think I'd go through hassle for under < 2 hour trip but for definitely anything longer than 2 hours.
 

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We used an iPad, an HDMI splitter and a lightning to HDMI cable to show the same movie on both screens two weekends ago.

It's not ideal but it's pretty foolproof. It's nice to not have both young kids staring down at an iPad screen (which I think can lead to car sickness). My wife was able to control what they were watching comfortably from the front seat.

Used some cheap wired headphones then.

Going to try my daughters iPod touch to see if it can power both screens as then could throw it in the center console and download some movies to it.

I don't think I'd go through hassle for under < 2 hour trip but for definitely anything longer than 2 hours.
That’s not a bad idea at all. I have my husband’s iPad so I just gotta get the right cables and we should be good. Each of my kids have tablets, but they don’t have their own service, and regardless, I don’t allow them to take them out of the house. I downloaded the RSE remote app someone else mentioned, but it only had one review and that was 2 stars. I’m gonna see how that works soon and keep you all updated.

Thank you for the idea!
 

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The guide talks about an app called RSE remote application. I haven’t tried it. But you may be able to do it from a iPhone/android phone up front.
I downloaded it. Only a 2 star review on it with no comments. I’m gonna check it out as soon as I get the chance and see if it works for us. Thank you!
 

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We used an iPad, an HDMI splitter and a lightning to HDMI cable to show the same movie on both screens two weekends ago.

It's not ideal but it's pretty foolproof. It's nice to not have both young kids staring down at an iPad screen (which I think can lead to car sickness). My wife was able to control what they were watching comfortably from the front seat.

Used some cheap wired headphones then.

Going to try my daughters iPod touch to see if it can power both screens as then could throw it in the center console and download some movies to it.

I don't think I'd go through hassle for under < 2 hour trip but for definitely anything longer than 2 hours.
Hi GoBlue, would you mind posting which lighting to HDMI cable you folks used. Since most of the ones I see online will not aupport Netflix/ Prime Video etc.
 
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