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The news that iOS 4.2 allows any standard iOS video playback controller to potentially stream content to their Apple TV is continuing to generate some excitement. Seth Weintraub suggests that this is a bit of a Trojan horse strategy that will allow iPad and iPhone customers to stream a huge amount of content from Apps and the Web to their Apple TV:
That means you can watch most Internet video on AppleTV over AirPlay. The day AppleTV is released, you’ll be able to watch free SD clips of shows that appear on ComedyCentral.com like the Daily Show and Colbert Report via Airplay. You theoretially should be able to watch Hulu Plus so long as it is encoded in H.264 (and doesn’t get blocked once the networks figure out what Apple has done here).
This streaming ability (so far) only seems limited to those Apps that play using the standard iOS video player. Examples beyond Safari included YouTube, iPod, BBC News and MLB apps.


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Image from Gizmodo
Gizmodo shared the same sentiment last week when it called AirPlay Apple's "sneak attack on television."


Article Link: AirPlay Opens Door to Almost Any Web Video on Apple TV
 

dXTC

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Up, up in my studio, studio
It... Has... Begun!

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And frankly, I wouldn't bet against Apple at this point. ABC's announcement of the My Generation app is just the beginning of the future of interactive TV.
 

Zoiks

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Eh, I've got the mini hooked to my TV, and I still prefer to watch anything HD, not SD crud that I'd be able to stream from YouTube and whatnot.

(disclosure, I am in Canada where Hulu is not allowed. If I could get HD Hulu streamed over the net, then I'd be kicking my PVR to the curb for sure!)

Good One Steve-O!
 

dmm219

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wow...people are getting WAY ahead of themselves here. Apple has ONLY shown being able to play iTunes bought material through airplay. Considering that they STILL only allow iTunes material to be streamed to ATV (v1), I think everyone is going to be GREATLY disappointed when they learn that AirPlay only works with Apple iTunes video.

There is absolutely NO evidence to believe otherwise at this point...
 

jdavtz

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I know it's nice to do this wirelessly, but couldn't you always do the same thing with a cable anyway (in other words, is there anything for "the networks" to do anything about?)
 

PlayWithTV

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Netflix Paradox

So you can stream Netflix from another computer to your Apple TV, which already has Netflix, thus causing a rift in the space/time continuum.
 

saving107

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wow...people are getting WAY ahead of themselves here. Apple has ONLY shown being able to play iTunes bought material through airplay. Considering that they STILL only allow iTunes material to be streamed to ATV (v1), I think everyone is going to be GREATLY disappointed when they learn that AirPlay only works with Apple iTunes video.

There is absolutely NO evidence to believe otherwise at this point...

Any video encoded in Quicktime h.264 will be able to be streamed with AirPlay

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and 9to5mac.com is reporting:
That includes any video that can play on your iOS 4.2 device, like: Facebook video, YouTube, Netflix, Videos, BBC News, MLB and really anything else you can watch on your iOS device. That also includes videos built into Apps and magazine subscriptions too. All of this can be beamed to your AppleTV via Airplay.
http://www.9to5mac.com/27015/airplay-is-apples-go-to-market-internet-tv-strategy
 

paradox00

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wow...people are getting WAY ahead of themselves here. Apple has ONLY shown being able to play iTunes bought material through airplay. Considering that they STILL only allow iTunes material to be streamed to ATV (v1), I think everyone is going to be GREATLY disappointed when they learn that AirPlay only works with Apple iTunes video.

There is absolutely NO evidence to believe otherwise at this point...

Scrolling down the front page of Mac Rumors you will find this:

https://www.macrumors.com/2010/09/17/will-airplay-stream-hulu-or-other-video-apps-to-apple-tv/

The just released 4.2 beta has some early support for AirPlay built in -- enough to generate some excitement about the possibilities.

Every standard iOS audio/video playback interface in Beta 4.2 now shows an AirPlay button that allows you to stream audio to an AirPlay enabled device. Forum user spimp31 successfully (audio) streamed the following apps from his iPad to his Airport Express:
- Safari (videos embedded from YT and Vimeo, audio files)
- YouTube
- Netflix
- Videos
- iPod
- BBC News
- MLB
 

drewc1138

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I'm still maintaining that AirPlay holds a LOT more in store than just video streaming.

iOS 5 will be all about streaming your content via wifi to other devices. That includes apps...for example, imagine using your iPhone to control an Angry Birds game on your TV screen.
 

xkalibur

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YES, there is evidence. No one is getting ahead of themselves.

wow...people are getting WAY ahead of themselves here. Apple has ONLY shown being able to play iTunes bought material through airplay. Considering that they STILL only allow iTunes material to be streamed to ATV (v1), I think everyone is going to be GREATLY disappointed when they learn that AirPlay only works with Apple iTunes video.

There is absolutely NO evidence to believe otherwise at this point...

Actually that evidence was posted via MacRumors, today.

https://www.macrumors.com/2010/09/17/will-airplay-stream-hulu-or-other-video-apps-to-apple-tv/
 

Lepton

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To take advantage of this, wouldn't the new appleTV have to have a general safari bromwser in there, so you could go to these sites? Has it been said it will include a browser?
 

techapocalypse

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I'm just curious is when you AirPlay to an Apple TV will it do the iPad aspect ratio of 4:3 or the video files aspect (usually) 16:9? Cause i use streamtome and the VGA adapter but as you know it doesn't do the TV's resolution so yeah...I'm sure we'll know when the Apple TV is released but i figured maybe someone knew
 

netdog

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To take advantage of this, wouldn't the new appleTV have to have a general safari bromwser in there, so you could go to these sites? Has it been said it will include a browser?

I think the browser is in the AirPlay iOS device (and hopefully in the OS X devices too).
 

tasset

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I hope this is true, it is the new AppleTv's only saving grace. Before the announcement MG Siegler wrote a post on Techcrunch about the fight for television with a backdrop of the storming of Normandy. Maybe Apple doesn't want to get mowed down on the beach by the Nazis (cable, telco, media orgs) and plans to drop in like Inglorious Basterds behind the lines and kill em off like guerillas. Steve wants his 100 scalps!
 

RMXO

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I use AirVideo to play my mkv's, does this mean, I will be able to stream my MKV's to the new ATV?
 
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