Airplay video compatibility?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by Shadylane315, Nov 22, 2010.

  1. Shadylane315, Nov 22, 2010
    Last edited: Nov 22, 2010

    Shadylane315 macrumors regular

    Sep 7, 2006
    Does airplay only work with whats in your iPod app on the phone? I'm trying to stream videos from a website. The icon is present but only the audio transfers through?

    Edit: Just checked the netflix app. It doesn't do video even though 9to5mac confirmed. What is going on?
  2. jlasoon macrumors 6502a

    Jun 1, 2006
    Orlando, FL
    Nothing works except native Apple apps. Biggest disappointment ever, I was looking forward to AirPlay. Even embedded YouTube videos within Safari are a no go.
  3. BoulderBum macrumors 6502a

    Feb 3, 2008
    So far I tried:

    1. iPhone Video: works.
    2. YouTube App: works.
    3. Vimeo via Safari: audio only.
    4. iPhone Camera Roll: sort of works. doesn't allow you to control slide show speed from phone (you can flick through via your phone and the Apple TV doesn't follow).
    5. Netflix: audio only.
    6. Hulu+: no.

    So basically the only video that really works via AirPlay is the video you get on your Apple TV already: iTunes content YouTube, and (kind of) slide shows.

    What a bummer. I had AirPlay built up in my mind to be an alternative to an Apple TV app store, where I could stream all sorts of video to the TV via my iPhone. It falls FAR short of expectations.
  4. fruitbat04 macrumors member

    Jul 8, 2008
    This does work for me.

    Just go through photos app > camera roll album.

    Video doesn't work from the camera roll though which is very annoying as it was the feature that most people wanted and expected.
  5. akuma13 macrumors 6502a


    Jan 10, 2006
    I was looking forward to AirVideo working to. Hopefully a new app is built to get around this.
  6. ovrlrd macrumors 65816


    Aug 29, 2009
    Yeah, it's a bit disappointing. Maybe third party developers can get it to work in their apps somehow though? I am not going to give up on it quite yet.
  7. iggypod macrumors 6502a


    Jun 23, 2010
    I read Netflix commented they won't be supporting AirPlay. That sucks the donkey. Don't get me wrong, I love AirPlay, I just wish NetFlix sent video as well as audio.
  8. EvilC5 macrumors 6502a

    Sep 22, 2010
    Hanover MD
    i tried to steam photos and the orientation cannot be changed, all of them are on turned 90 degrees.

    it is a bit dissapointing, any video or audio i have on my iphone, I have in my itunes library.
  9. smithrh macrumors 68020


    Feb 28, 2009
    But that's somewhat of a non-issue, right? They already have a Netflix client on the ATV2... Agree it would be nice to have but I'd rather see some other apps support it first...
  10. JW008 macrumors 6502

    Apr 29, 2005
    I don't have the new AppleTV, so I can't check video, but audio from Plex plays on my Airport Express.
  11. BoulderBum macrumors 6502a

    Feb 3, 2008
    Did you try flicking through photos on your iPhone? When I do, the Apple TV is out-of-sync for me. The Apple TV simply shows photos at the default pace, changing every three seconds or so, regardless of how you flick through them on your iPhone.

    That's why I said it "kind of" worked.
  12. fieldy au macrumors member

    Jan 12, 2009
    I thought that the whole point was that it would be able to stream video off any site? Major disappointment that it can only play stuff that you can get on the :apple: TV itself.
  13. newagemac macrumors 68020

    Mar 31, 2010
    If you want to flick through them in your own pace, don't use the slideshow. Just tap-select a photo and Airplay it. Then just flick to go to the next one. If you then decide you want to play the slideshow just hit the play button.

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