AirView - AirPlay iOS client

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by hitekalex, Jan 18, 2011.

  1. hitekalex macrumors 68000


    Feb 4, 2008
    Chicago, USA
    There is a free app called AirView that came out today - it turns your iOS device into an AirPlay client. I tried streaming a random movie from desktop iTunes to my iPhone - works great. You can also stream video from one iOS device to another.

    Go grab it quick.. Something tells me Apple may pull this one.
  2. funkiesthearthr macrumors newbie

    Jan 18, 2011
  3. SpaceEdge macrumors member

    Jun 21, 2010
    I was able to download the app and tried to play a tv show in iTunes and have it play on my iPhone4 (iOS4.2) and I can't get it to work.

    It just shows this of my iPhone (see screenshot)

    And this on my Mac in iTunes i get the option to choose my iPhone and nothing plays.

    Anyone have any suggestions?

    Attached Files:

  4. solaris macrumors 6502a


    Apr 19, 2004
    Oslo, Norway
  5. benhollberg macrumors 68020


    Mar 8, 2010
    I believe that it won't play files with DRM, that is what some of the reviews are saying. I downloaded this but I haven't tried it out yet.
  6. SpaceEdge macrumors member

    Jun 21, 2010
    You are right I tried playing a video that I converted myself and it played with no problems but trying to play a movie or tv show that I downloaded from the Apple store didn't work.
  7. unkn0wnsoldier macrumors regular


    Jul 4, 2009
    Fountain, Co
    Thanks for the heads up. I don't have an Apple TV or anything, but I thought that when you switch to airplay the video you are viewing is supposed to pick up where you were at. When I switch the video to my iPad, it just starts over.
  8. fpnc macrumors 68000

    Oct 30, 2002
    San Diego, CA
    If you are running on a Mac you can use Mac OS X's web sharing to stream videos from your Mac to any iOS device. This also works for protected content (i.e. iTunes Fairplay DRM) and since it is a pull-type technique you don't need to start the stream from your Mac, you just select from a content list on the iOS device and open the file for playback. Works from within Safari on the iOS device so you don't need to add any third-party utility to make it work, you only need to enable web sharing on the Mac and then create some UNIX links to the directories that contain the content.

    Here is a write up on this technique, I've been using it for months and it works VERY well.
  9. SpaceEdge macrumors member

    Jun 21, 2010
    Thanks for posting this I'm going to try setting it up.

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