Airtime possibilities

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by paddyhazard, Sep 2, 2010.

  1. macrumors regular

    Jan 27, 2010
    Does anyone think airtime will be an open standard or maybe someone will be able to hack it into something more useful? At the moment it seems to be for streaming itunes content from an iOS device to the apple tv (with speculation that it will allow streaming of iOS apps to the apple tv in the future) but do you reckon the transfer protocol is there to be able to stream stuff from your mac to the apple tv?

    I'm deciding between a WD TV Live or an apple tv. I'm guessing that in the not to distant future it will be possible to get stream content from my nas to atv via a hack but if you can use airtime to stream content directly from my mac, that seals it for me. Imagine going to and streaming tv content or bbciplayer and having it easily play on the tv.

    I doubt apple will allow it but if there is a protocol for delivering content wirelessly to the atv, surely someone will figure out how to take advantage of it?!
  2. macrumors 6502a


    Mar 22, 2009
    I'm hoping that the iOS 4.2 implementation allows any app that plays audio or video to stream over AirTime. On my iPhone every video appears to play through the iOS QuickTime player, so I'm hopeful.
  3. macrumors 601


    Jun 26, 2009
    long island NY
  4. macrumors newbie

    Jul 8, 2010

    I have a bunch of streaming apps and streaming websites that I love to watch videos on.... has movies, VEVO has music videos, etc...

    If iOS will let you stream ANY video playing on the device to the apple tv.... im gettin that ****

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