AirPlay In Safari: What's the point?

Discussion in 'OS X El Capitan (10.11)' started by mivara, Oct 4, 2015.

  1. mivara, Oct 4, 2015
    Last edited: Oct 4, 2015

    mivara macrumors regular


    Mar 6, 2015
    I've been used to using my iOS devices to play video media on my Apple TV (mainly: tv channels, HBO Nordic and Plex). Of course, I was absolutely thrilled to find out that it would be possible to use AirPlay in Safari in El Capitan. Now it's here and I find it pretty useless.

    So few sites/players are supported. I've only come across Vimeo and YouTube – which have separate apps for the Apple TV anyway.

    Have I missed something? What good is this feature?
  2. stevemiller macrumors 68000

    Oct 27, 2008
    Would be nice if it was as comprehensive as on iOS, but at least it's a start.

    A use I'm looking forwards to is local QuickTime playback without having to mirror an entire desktop. I do motion work and often share things to our conference room tv. We'll see how it works out in practice.
  3. cynics macrumors G4

    Jan 8, 2012
    It just adds a non mirroring options from a Mac like an iOS device has. IMO this adds functionality or more accurately brings functionality back since its much easier to AirPlay a video and still use the Mac normally.

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