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boat
Nov 22, 2010, 02:19 PM
Can we compile a list maybe?
Specifically I'd love to know about:
AirVideo
Plex
VLC
Netflix (redundant, I know)

Thanks!

Edit:
So far it seems like
Working:
Video app
Youtube app

Not Working:
Everything else

LAME



petvas
Nov 22, 2010, 02:21 PM
Do you mean AirPlay?

Air video can stream only audio. We don't know if that is a limitation of the OS or if the apps just need an update.

boat
Nov 22, 2010, 02:23 PM
Yeah I do mean AirPlay thanks. Too bad I can't change the title of the thread

jlasoon
Nov 22, 2010, 02:23 PM
Can we compile a list maybe?
Specifically I'd love to know about:
AirVideo
Plex
VLC
Netflix (redundant, I know)

Thanks!

Nothing works with AirPlay except native apps. Not even embedded videos within Safari. I've tried all the apps in your list except for Plex.

Tilpots
Nov 22, 2010, 02:26 PM
Yeah I do mean AirPlay thanks. Too bad I can't change the title of the thread

Yes you can. Go to the Apple TV and Home Theater forum and click just to the right of your title and it will become editable.

silentsim
Nov 22, 2010, 02:39 PM
Air Video
KLEXi

do not work with video, it only transmits the audio...perhaps a jailbreak solution in future.

houdinize
Nov 22, 2010, 02:41 PM
I can get the audio from videos I have in iFiles and VLC to play through Airplay, no go on the video though, too bad. Maybe as apps update for 4.2.1 we'll get more compatibility.

boat
Nov 22, 2010, 02:41 PM
Well, it's looking more and more like I wont be buying an Apple TV. At least not today.

fpnc
Nov 22, 2010, 02:57 PM
Someone claimed last week that they knew for a fact that Zumocast video would work with AirPlay. Can anyone confirm that?

In any case, VLC won't work because that isn't a true video transcoder, it just natively supports some of the codecs/formats that aren't normally part of iOS.

I'd also like to know about the ABC app and Hulu Plus (because of licensing issues, I don't expect either of those to work even if AirPlay gets a subsequent update).

DNAppleGold
Nov 22, 2010, 03:10 PM
Well, it's looking more and more like I wont be buying an Apple TV. At least not today.
Ditto. Airplay is useful now, but until pretty limited until 3rd parties are in the game. I suspect/hope we'll see a bunch of updates from 3rd parties. If not, no Apple TV for me.

Mherm88
Nov 22, 2010, 03:13 PM
Someone claimed last week that they knew for a fact that Zumocast video would work with AirPlay. Can anyone confirm that?

In any case, VLC won't work because that isn't a true video transcoder, it just natively supports some of the codecs/formats that aren't normally part of iOS.

I'd also like to know about the ABC app and Hulu Plus (because of licensing issues, I don't expect either of those to work even if AirPlay gets a subsequent update).

Hulu Plus uses a custom player because of the ads (kind of what VLC does too) so it's very unlikely that it'll go the way of AirPlay, I think it would make more sense for them to come out with an app for the ATV

pruppert
Nov 22, 2010, 10:09 PM
Can developers comment on whether there is 3rd party support for video streaming in the latest SDK.

tommylotto
Nov 23, 2010, 12:13 AM
Plex appears to work. The AirPlay menu comes up on the control bar in Plex and I can select AppleTV, but I cannot check it out to see if it works. The AppleTV is in my kid's room while I'm testing it out, working out kinks, and he is sleeping now.

fpnc
Nov 23, 2010, 02:55 AM
Plex appears to work. The AirPlay menu comes up on the control bar in Plex and I can select AppleTV...
I suspect that is audio only, just like nearly everything else.

I can also report that the iTunes app doesn't support AirPlay video when you preview content. But I guess given the 30 second previews you aren't going to have much time to switch video from the iPad/iPhone to the Apple TV (since it seems to take several seconds for the switch to occur). It would be nice, however, to be able to preview content on your big-screen TV prior to purchase (since the iTunes app on the new Apple TV only has previews for the rentals).

The iPad's Photos app seems to work only some of the time (it's very hit and miss). I've seen a range of symptoms, sometimes the slide shows don't work at all (or remain frozen on a previous image) and I've even seen cases where the slideshow on the Apple TV just dumps you back into the top-level menu on the Apple TV (almost like a crash in the playback). Definitely unstable -- at least on my iPad and Apple TV.

Playback from the Video app works fairly well. I watched about one half hour of streaming HD content and it seemed to perform decently even when I was using my iPad for other tasks. I did have one instance of a failed switch back to the iPad -- the content wouldn't play to either device until I completely exited the playback screen.

tommylotto
Nov 23, 2010, 10:05 AM
You are right. Plex is audio only.

Fille
Nov 23, 2010, 10:13 AM
Just a question, can I airplay anything from the iTunes app or just purchased content?

Surf Monkey
Nov 23, 2010, 10:18 AM
It shouldn't matter. If it's in iTunes, you should be able to AirPlay it.

dmm219
Nov 23, 2010, 10:44 AM
There were plenty of warnings on these forums to (over enthusiastic) new ATV2 owners that AirPlay was NOT going to open up the world of video. I remember stupid apple blogs opining about how this was a going to be a trojan horse apple would use to destroy the cable industry...ofcourse..apple blogs and analysts are almost always wrong.

You will get Itunes proprietary and maybe a very small select group of 3rd party videos showing on your ATV (youtube). That will be it...there will be no hulu, there will be no VLC, there will be no plex, there will be no espn3 or MLB.tv...period.

Anyone who owns an ATV1 knows Apple's track record in this market...you will all continue to be disappointed time and time again...

Surf Monkey
Nov 23, 2010, 11:06 AM
That will be it...there will be no hulu, there will be no VLC, there will be no plex, there will be no espn3 or MLB.tv...period.

Wrong. Try again. MLB works fine with AirPlay.

http://arstechnica.com/apple/reviews/2010/11/ars-goes-hands-on-with-airplay-on-ios-42-and-apple-tv.ars

Evgenyy
Nov 23, 2010, 11:22 AM
Wrong. Try again. MLB works fine with AirPlay.

http://arstechnica.com/apple/reviews/2010/11/ars-goes-hands-on-with-airplay-on-ios-42-and-apple-tv.ars

Audio works with many apps via Airplay. Video doesn't work on any of those including MLB app. Ars' article also says that.

Tilpots
Nov 23, 2010, 11:27 AM
You will get Itunes proprietary and maybe a very small select group of 3rd party videos showing on your ATV (youtube). That will be it...there will be no hulu, there will be no VLC, there will be no plex, there will be no espn3 or MLB.tv...period.


I think it's way too early to make that call. Because the ATV 2 is app capable, it's more likely gain access to other content than it is not. Jailbreaking may be the only way for now, but I can't believe Apple will remain out of the game for long. There's a reason they made the device app capable. This was no coincidence.

chapindad
Nov 23, 2010, 03:41 PM
That is very disappointing. I guess I will stay on the jailbroken 4.1 for now. I was going to move to the 4.2 with airplay but that kills it for me.

bpok
Mar 29, 2011, 07:08 AM
This is an up-to-date list of AirPlay ready apps...

http://theapple.tv/apps/list-of-airplay-enabled-apps/

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If you have an app you would like to add, please contact us via our facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/theappletvguide

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SFStateStudent
Mar 29, 2011, 11:20 AM
^^^Very helpful info...thanks :cool:

shmeaty
Mar 29, 2011, 11:37 AM
There were plenty of warnings on these forums to (over enthusiastic) new ATV2 owners that AirPlay was NOT going to open up the world of video. I remember stupid apple blogs opining about how this was a going to be a trojan horse apple would use to destroy the cable industry...ofcourse..apple blogs and analysts are almost always wrong.

You will get Itunes proprietary and maybe a very small select group of 3rd party videos showing on your ATV (youtube). That will be it...there will be no hulu, there will be no VLC, there will be no plex, there will be no espn3 or MLB.tv...period.

Anyone who owns an ATV1 knows Apple's track record in this market...you will all continue to be disappointed time and time again...

Fail call on the mlb.tv

SFStateStudent
Mar 29, 2011, 11:46 AM
+1 ^^^ my MLB.TV is the best out there for my iPad...:cool:

tippman
Mar 29, 2011, 03:29 PM
This is an up-to-date list of AirPlay ready apps...

http://theapple.tv/apps/list-of-airplay-enabled-apps/

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If you have an app you would like to add, please contact us via our facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/theappletvguide

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Thanks for sharing bpok.

DNAppleGold
Mar 29, 2011, 05:47 PM
Fail call on the mlb.tv
Agreed. Indeed, I say "fail call" on all the doubters. Of course, ATV will never be as open to everything, everyone wants. But it already does way more than it did just a few months ago, with App developers now welcome to use the product for audio video. One example. Atomic rowers is now optimized for Airplay. There may be limits, but I every video I can play through Atomic, I can play through ATV. (I believe Icab will do the same). If Hulu, NFL, and a few key apps come on line for Airplay (all very possible) is there any realistic expectations that are not being met?

newagemac
Mar 30, 2011, 12:15 PM
There were plenty of warnings on these forums to (over enthusiastic) new ATV2 owners that AirPlay was NOT going to open up the world of video. I remember stupid apple blogs opining about how this was a going to be a trojan horse apple would use to destroy the cable industry...ofcourse..apple blogs and analysts are almost always wrong.

You will get Itunes proprietary and maybe a very small select group of 3rd party videos showing on your ATV (youtube). That will be it...there will be no hulu, there will be no VLC, there will be no plex, there will be no espn3 or MLB.tv...period.

Anyone who owns an ATV1 knows Apple's track record in this market...you will all continue to be disappointed time and time again...

Wow were you wrong. lol. Loving me some Vevo, PBS, Air Video and many others all Airplayed to my Apple TV2. Using Air Video to Airplay nonsupported formats in HD up to 5mbps is really nice and there were many naysayers saying that would never happen. Even that it wasn't even possible. And the Plex app has already been confirmed to have Airplay support coming. MLB.tv is already Airplay enabled and the Apple TV even has it's own MLB and NBA apps now.

Just did some updates and several more of my apps were Airplay enabled. I'm starting to see more and more Airplay support just like how Retina display support started picking up to where if you didn't support it, your app would start getting poorer reviews and ratings and it became a priority.

I still don't see why most folks didn't understand that moving the Apple TV to iOS meant that the development pace would pick up real quick. It's not using an old outdated and customized version of Tiger anymore. That's what held back the development of the original. Apple is focused on iOS more than anything else right now and for OS X they are focused on Lion. Tiger hasn't been on the radar for quite some time now and when you consider that it was using a customized version of Tiger that's even more a reason.

Blorzoga
Mar 30, 2011, 02:45 PM
Just discovered youporn works on AirPlay from ipad!

optophobia
Mar 30, 2011, 02:56 PM
MLS Matchday from iPhone plays to appleTV2 using airvideoenabler. Works well.

KingCoopa
Mar 30, 2011, 03:15 PM
I have played with these two apps so far.

-Vevo [/B]- Beta...though some kinks it is pretty damn cool.
-Rdio -[/B] Diggin' this app need a subscription to really enjoy. Btw, it seems like they've had airplay support since its inception makes me wonder...lala:cool:?!?!
-Last.FM
-Vimeo just added earlier this month. This is crazy!!

LG 47 + PowerMac 8600 + Imac G5+ iPheezy 3gs + MacBook Intel Core Duo + ATV2G

DNAppleGold
Mar 30, 2011, 06:10 PM
Ditto. Airplay is useful now, but until pretty limited until 3rd parties are in the game. I suspect/hope we'll see a bunch of updates from 3rd parties. If not, no Apple TV for me.
I just saw this old post from, well me, and thought I should state for the record that my wife bought me an AT2 for my birthday in November. I use it all the time and can see the day when I dump cable. As others have recently noted, with so many apps now using Airplay, the $100 seems like a steal.

bpok
Apr 3, 2011, 05:50 AM
Hey guys...

These lists are well underway now. We now have a list of 33 Apps for iOS devices, with growing lists for both AirPlay-enabled Websites and AirPlay apps for your Mac. Thanks to everyone who has been suggesting new apps for our team to test. Keep them coming!!!

Apps for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch:
http://theapple.tv/apps/list-of-airplay-enabled-apps/
(Sorry, some of the apps won't work with older versions of the iPhone and non-current iOS software. For best results, update your iOS software.)

AirPlay-enabled Websites:
http://theapple.tv/apps/list-of-airplay-enabled-websites/

AirPlay-enabled Apps for Mac:
http://theapple.tv/apps/list-of-airplay-apps-for-your-mac/

Apps we could see soon:
http://theapple.tv/2011/03/21/10-airplay-apps/

To suggest more titles, contact The Apple TV Guide VIA facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/theappletvguide

Enjoy!

The Apple TV Guide
http://theapple.tv

blow45
Apr 8, 2011, 09:50 AM
great thread guys, thanks!

Joshi83
Apr 20, 2011, 10:16 PM
I see in the list is "ireddit", which doesn't seem to ever have any options for AirPlay, or is it only the YouTube linked videos that are airplayable?
Would be cool if you could get the gifs/photos and the main page up on your telly.

fpnc
Apr 21, 2011, 01:55 AM
The funnyordie.com site seems to be fully AirPlay enabled. This is one of the first video-as-entertainment sites that I've found that works with AirPlay video (and it's free and requires no sign up).

Interestingly enough, the Funny or Die app that was released on April 17 does NOT support AirPlay video, so the app can't output to the Apple TV while the website can.