Google to Take on Apple with Open AirPlay Alternative

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    GigaOM reports that Google wants to take on Apple with an open AirPlay alternative.
    Google's new protocol would also supplant the existing DLNA standard which offers similar functionality.

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    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
     
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    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
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    Or get Google Maps released!
     
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    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...
     
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    If it's open do you think it could end up on Apple TV? Annoying to need an Apple tv and a google tv.
     
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    I'll bet the dozens of people with Google TV will love this new Airplay-like capability.
     
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    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?
     
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    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.
     
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    After Google TV and Nexus Q debacles is anyone really going to trust Google?
     
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    And 6 months later, there will be announcements of MicrosoftTV, AmazonTV, and GangnamStyleTV (the Samsung version). :D
     
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    Me too, me too. Google want to get into everything.
     
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    I'll be pre-ordering the GSTV ASAP. ;)
     
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    Uhhhhhhh............
     
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    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?
     
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    Looks like the copy machines aren't just running in Redmond these days.
     
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    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?
     
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    Try the iPhone 5 ready app called "Jasmine". It's free and awesome.
     
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    Google is SYNONYM of " FAKE "!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    It is not for Google TV, it is compatible with almost all smart TV's out there
     
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    What copy machines?
     
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    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
     

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