Go Back   MacRumors Forums > News and Article Discussion > MacRumors.com News Discussion

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old Nov 20, 2012, 01:41 AM   #1
MacRumors
macrumors bot
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Google to Take on Apple with Open AirPlay Alternative




GigaOM reports that Google wants to take on Apple with an open AirPlay alternative.
Quote:
YouTube recently launched AirPlay-like video beaming for Google TV and Android devices, but Google plans to take the technology much further. The company is working on an alternative to AirPlay, which it wants to bring to third-party devices and services - a clear shot at Apple.
Google's new protocol would also supplant the existing DLNA standard which offers similar functionality.

AirPlay from Apple allows Mac and iOS devices to easily stream audio, video and screen content to your Apple TV.

Google's system would reportedly be similar, and also allow data to flow in both directions, allowing full "second-screen experiences" that could relay information back to your phone or tablet. Google recently launched the first version of the service aimed at Android devices, Google TV and YouTube. Their plans are to expand their technology to other apps.

Article Link: Google to Take on Apple with Open AirPlay Alternative
MacRumors is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 20, 2012, 01:44 AM   #2
Mr. Gates
macrumors 68020
 
Mr. Gates's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: --Redmond --------- ----------------Washington---
As long as everything is compatible with everything else, I'm cool.

But when we get devises that only work with Apple or only work with Google ...ect..

Then I ignore them as junk
__________________
This is a RUMOR site For speculation and discussion.Not a Fan-Club. Just because we are interested in Apple rumors it doesn't mean we should be frothing at the mouth with Apple rabid comments.
Mr. Gates is offline   16 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 20, 2012, 01:47 AM   #3
landroverz7
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: May 2012
Google first update your youtube app and make it a universal app with support for iPhone 5 widescreen and ipad retina screens also fix the airplay and add background audio. After that you can think about your google devices.
landroverz7 is offline   30 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 20, 2012, 01:48 AM   #4
BlueParadox
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Melbourne, Australia
As long as I can watch TANGLED without a problem then count me in.

But seriously, how about a better desktop mirroring app to get around Apple's restrictions within 10.8 of mid-last Macs and onwards. Third party app 'Parrot' ain't so good.
BlueParadox is offline   2 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 20, 2012, 01:51 AM   #5
haruhiko
macrumors 68030
 
haruhiko's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Quote:
Originally Posted by landroverz7 View Post
Google first update your youtube app and make it a universal app with support for iPhone 5 widescreen and ipad retina screens also fix the airplay and add background audio. After that you can think about your google devices.
I deleted the Google YouTube app because:

1) No support for iPhone 5;
2) confusing UI;
3) when you enter any www.youtube.com video URL in Safari it directs you to the app;
4) there is an awesome app called Jasmine.
__________________
rMBP'12 15" 2.3GHz, iPad Air 2 LTE 64GB, iPhone 6 Plus Space Grey 128GB
iMac'08/24",Mini'09,MBP'10/15",MBA'11/13". iPhone 5s,5,4S,4,3GS. iPT: 3,1. iPad: Air,4,3,2,1,Mini2. ATV'12,'11, AEBS'09,TC'13.
haruhiko is offline   15 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 20, 2012, 01:53 AM   #6
SDAVE
macrumors 68020
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Nowhere
Quote:
Originally Posted by landroverz7 View Post
Google first update your youtube app and make it a universal app with support for iPhone 5 widescreen and ipad retina screens also fix the airplay and add background audio. After that you can think about your google devices.
Or get Google Maps released!
__________________
iPhone 5, MacBook Pro (2011), Mac Pro 2008, Apple Cinema Display 30" Aluminium
SDAVE is offline   14 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 20, 2012, 01:56 AM   #7
Pakaku
macrumors 6502a
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Quote:
Originally Posted by haruhiko View Post
2) when you enter any www.youtube.com video URL in Safari it directs you to the app
I'm on iOS 5, but here's what I do: Settings > General > Restrictions > Youtube OFF

And that is how you get rid of the Youtube app and any redirections to the app. At least, on iOS 5 and below...
Pakaku is offline   2 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 20, 2012, 02:04 AM   #8
mankar4
macrumors 6502a
 
mankar4's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: USA
If it's open do you think it could end up on Apple TV? Annoying to need an Apple tv and a google tv.
mankar4 is offline   2 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 20, 2012, 02:06 AM   #9
macrumorsuser10
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
I'll bet the dozens of people with Google TV will love this new Airplay-like capability.
__________________
Owning an Android phone makes a statement, and that statement is: "Yeah, this is where I am in life. It's not where I want to be, but I'm doing my best."
macrumorsuser10 is offline   33 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 20, 2012, 02:07 AM   #10
Gubbz
macrumors member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Perth, Australia
Both ways would be good for one situation I can see and I'm surprised Apple haven't done it, yet... In the classroom/lecture/conference, students/etc would be able to see projections on their mobile device instead of trying to squint across the room. Apart from that, I can't think of any reason in the home to need it, why would I go to the computer to send video to something thats already in my hand?
__________________
27" iMac 2.7 GHz i5 16GB
Gubbz is offline   1 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 20, 2012, 02:07 AM   #11
\-V-/
macrumors 65816
 
\-V-/'s Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Quote:
Originally Posted by haruhiko View Post
I deleted the Google YouTube app because:

1) No support for iPhone 5;
2) confusing UI;
3) when you enter any www.youtube.com video URL in Safari it directs you to the app;
4) there is an awesome app called Jasmine.
I don't get redirects to the YouTube app. However... I do agree that Jasmine is awesome... and it at least supports the iPhone 5 screen size.
\-V-/ is offline   1 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 20, 2012, 02:08 AM   #12
nuckinfutz
macrumors 603
 
nuckinfutz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Middle Earth
After Google TV and Nexus Q debacles is anyone really going to trust Google?
nuckinfutz is offline   17 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 20, 2012, 02:09 AM   #13
Solomani
macrumors 68000
 
Solomani's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Quote:
Originally Posted by mankar4 View Post
If it's open do you think it could end up on Apple TV? Annoying to need an Apple tv and a google tv.
And 6 months later, there will be announcements of MicrosoftTV, AmazonTV, and GangnamStyleTV (the Samsung version).
Solomani is offline   23 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 20, 2012, 02:10 AM   #14
shartypants
macrumors 6502a
 
shartypants's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Me too, me too. Google want to get into everything.
__________________
MacBook Pro 15", iPad 4, iPhone 6
Love this new game!: Strategic Leap
shartypants is offline   11 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 20, 2012, 02:10 AM   #15
\-V-/
macrumors 65816
 
\-V-/'s Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Quote:
Originally Posted by Solomani View Post
And 6 months later, there will be announcements of MicrosoftTV, AmazonTV, and GangnamStyleTV (the Samsung version).
I'll be pre-ordering the GSTV ASAP.
\-V-/ is offline   3 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 20, 2012, 02:19 AM   #16
tctony
macrumors 6502a
 
tctony's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mr. Gates View Post
As long as everything is compatible with everything else, I'm cool.

But when we get devises that only work with Apple or only work with Google ...ect..

Then I ignore them as junk
Uhhhhhhh............
__________________
iPhone 4S (6.0), iPad 3 (6.0)
MBP17 (OSX 10.8.1) 2.8 GHz C2D, 64 GB SSD/500 GB HDD, 8 GB RAM
Apple TV 3, iPod Classic 120 GB

"no hot no sweat screen no heavy" - iphonetoday
tctony is offline   6 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 20, 2012, 02:20 AM   #17
Truffy
macrumors 6502a
 
Truffy's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: somewhere outside your window...
Quote:
Originally Posted by MacRumors View Post
Google's new protocol would also supplant the existing DLNA standard which offers similar functionality.
But, for the love of the children, why? There's a frikkin' standard already, why not use it? Or are Google as self-obsessed and retarded as Apple?
__________________
Too much stuff
Not enough stuff
Truffy is offline   13 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 20, 2012, 02:22 AM   #18
iMikeT
macrumors 68020
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: California
Looks like the copy machines aren't just running in Redmond these days.
iMikeT is offline   22 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 20, 2012, 02:30 AM   #19
na1577
macrumors 6502a
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Quote:
Originally Posted by Truffy View Post
But, for the love of the children, why? There's a frikkin' standard already, why not use it? Or are Google as self-obsessed and retarded as Apple?
I agree. This is a situation where a single solution is best. Why should the marketplace be cluttered with variations of the same concept when there's already a standard? None of them will gain significant marketshare.

Companies should spend more time innovating instead of competing for the sake of competing. How does Google plan to improve this concept?
__________________
13" MacBook Air (2012) | 32 GB iPod touch (5th generation) | 16 GB iPad mini (1st generation)
na1577 is offline   5 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 20, 2012, 02:33 AM   #20
JayJayAbels
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: May 2012
Quote:
Originally Posted by haruhiko View Post
I deleted the Google YouTube app because:

1) No support for iPhone 5;
2) confusing UI;
3) when you enter any www.youtube.com video URL in Safari it directs you to the app;
4) there is an awesome app called Jasmine.
Try the iPhone 5 ready app called "Jasmine". It's free and awesome.
JayJayAbels is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 20, 2012, 02:46 AM   #21
Oletros
In Time-Out
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: PremiÓ de Mar
Quote:
Originally Posted by macrumorsuser10 View Post
I'll bet the dozens of people with Google TV will love this new Airplay-like capability.
It is not for Google TV, it is compatible with almost all smart TV's out there
Oletros is offline   2 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 20, 2012, 02:49 AM   #22
ScottishCaptain
macrumors 6502a
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Quote:
Originally Posted by Truffy View Post
But, for the love of the children, why? There's a frikkin' standard already, why not use it? Or are Google as self-obsessed and retarded as Apple?


-SC
__________________
2010 Mac Pro (MacPro5,1), 2*2.93ghz, 64GB, 4x2TB, Apple RAID Card, 5970 GPU, 2xSD, Eizo CG276W
ScottishCaptain is offline   34 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 20, 2012, 02:50 AM   #23
Oletros
In Time-Out
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: PremiÓ de Mar
Quote:
Originally Posted by iMikeT View Post
Looks like the copy machines aren't just running in Redmond these days.
What copy machines?
Oletros is offline   4 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 20, 2012, 02:54 AM   #24
Oletros
In Time-Out
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: PremiÓ de Mar
Quote:
Originally Posted by Truffy View Post
But, for the love of the children, why? There's a frikkin' standard already, why not use it? Or are Google as self-obsessed and retarded as Apple?
GigaOM is a little misleading, that technology it is not intended to replace DLNA. Miracast is the technology that will replace DLNA and it is an industry standard
Oletros is offline   4 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 20, 2012, 03:00 AM   #25
Moccasin
macrumors 6502a
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Newcastle, UK
DLNA is either a poor standard or just poorly implemented by most manufacturers. I have had a couple of devices with DLNA now and neither lived up to their promise. AirPlay, while not perfect, is far better in terms of usability. If Google bring out something similar and give Apple some healthy competition, then that's fine by me. Wish all systems could be compatible bit don't ever see that happening.
Moccasin is offline   6 Reply With Quote

Reply
MacRumors Forums > News and Article Discussion > MacRumors.com News Discussion

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Similar Threads
thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Google Launches 'Google Play Movies & TV' App, iOS Chromecast Users Gain Alternative to iTunes MacRumors MacRumors.com News Discussion 130 Mar 15, 2014 11:33 PM
Airplay lag, alternative way to set up DrPips Apple TV and Home Theater 8 Jan 25, 2014 11:14 PM
iTunes alternative that can output through AirPlay? CoffeeMonkey Mac Applications and Mac App Store 6 Jan 8, 2014 05:19 PM
AirPlay or alternative rsnapeuk Apple TV and Home Theater 5 Oct 3, 2012 06:17 PM
can't people just use Maps+ as a google map alternative to apple maps? canonwire iOS 6 10 Sep 28, 2012 10:24 PM

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:28 PM.

Mac Rumors | Mac | iPhone | iPhone Game Reviews | iPhone Apps

Mobile Version | Fixed | Fluid | Fluid HD
Copyright 2002-2013, MacRumors.com, LLC