Belkin Releases MagSafe Mount for Using iPhone Camera With Apple TV

Apple today began selling Belkin's new iPhone Mount with MagSafe for Apple TV 4K on its online store in the U.S. and other countries.

Belkin Apple TV MagSafe Mount
This accessory allows you to mount your iPhone to the top of your TV, or it can be placed on the stand below. Then, you can conveniently use your iPhone's rear camera for FaceTime video calls on any Apple TV 4K model running tvOS 17 or later.

Key features of the mount, as listed on Apple's online store:

Mount directly to your TV or display up to 4 inches (10.1 cm) in depth

Works as standalone mount on desktop or a TV stand

Tilt from –20 to +30 degrees to adjust to your environment

Easily flip iPhone orientation to stream or record in portrait or landscape

Keyhole mounts and mounting bracket included for added stability

Designed for Continuity Camera–supported apps

Belkin already offered a very similar version of this mount for use with the iMac and Apple's external displays, but it is currently listed as unavailable on Apple's online store. Apple continues to sell a version of the mount for MacBooks.

Priced at $49.95 in the U.S., the TV version of the mount ships in one business day.

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Top Rated Comments

Joe Mac User Avatar
7 weeks ago

any Apple TV 4K model running tvOS 17 or later
Point of clarity: The Continuity Camera feature only works with 2nd Generation or Later Apple TV 4K models. I think the article should be clarified to reflect this, even if the PR doesn't have the info.

https://support.apple.com/guide/tv/use-facetime-atvb3cced7cd/tvos
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alexandr Avatar
7 weeks ago

So what happens when it goes to the lock screen?
You get up :)
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HobeSoundDarryl Avatar
7 weeks ago

Can people hear you if your TV is in a large room?
Start a video (selfie) recording, prop it against your TV now, get to where you would normally be for a FaceTime/Zoom call, pretending you are talking to someone by saying a few words, then go get your iDevice, play the video and hear for yourself. There's nothing like a real test to absolutely answer a question like this. Otherwise, you'll get a mix of "no problem for me" to "problem for me."

Note you can also use buds for the audio portion, just like FaceTiming on a computer.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Quasi26 Avatar
7 weeks ago

If FaceTime on ATV would work I could see this accessory working for some.
I use this multiple days a week to talk to family members. Works pretty well, but I guess everyones milage will vary.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
HobeSoundDarryl Avatar
7 weeks ago

If FaceTime on ATV would work I could see this accessory working for some.
It does work with newer AppleTVs.
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ignatius345 Avatar
7 weeks ago
I found a really great little mount for like $25 that works on my TV, iMac and even MacBook:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0C1RHB3NQ?ref=ppx_yo2ov_dt_b_product_details&th=1

The larger body of it anchors it to a TV or desktop monitor (and will stand upright on a table) Then for a MacBook, you pop out the smaller part with the magnetic mount and just clip that onto the top of the display. Been using for a couple weeks now and it's really quite nicely made. Everything else I'd found were single-purpose mounts like this dumb Belkin thing, meaning you're supposed to buy a separate one for each device.

[edit: I just realized the magnetic mount can actually be swapped out for an Apple MagSafe charger if you want. Very cool.]

FaceTime over Apple TV is pretty fun. The Center Stage feature follows you around the room, and will even reframe if a second person enters the frame.
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