Apple TV Remote Controls iOS Airplayed Content

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by gman36, Nov 30, 2015.

  1. gman36 macrumors regular

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    Like the title says! I was looking for the AMC app on the Apple TV to watch season 6 of the walking dead, but there isn't one yet. So I decided to AirPlay it off the AMC app from my iPad Mini 4. Surprise surprise, all the content played flawlessly while formatting correctly to my tv. Also, nice feature, the remote controls pause, play, fast forward.. Etc. just like if the app was running natively on the Apple TV.
     
  2. RB1959, Dec 1, 2015
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    I use airplay a lot. Picture quality is great on my Samsung 65" and I find it easier controling it with my iPad or phone on my lap, plus I can skip between countries via the iPad VPN app in seconds. Browsing through Netflix, iPlayer, NOW TV etc is a lot faster on the iPad than via the ATV apps I find, although Siri does a good job of finding shows on Netflix if I know what I want to watch.
     
  3. besler3035 macrumors 6502a

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    Glad you were so lucky with the AMC app. I tried Airplaying past episodes of TWD and had nothing but trouble. The app would stop and completely freeze, the video would start over, etc. AMC has always been behind with their iOS apps...and clearly they're behind on Apple TV support too!
     
  4. gman36 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Interesting, I'm surprised yours didn't work. The app didn't seem to bad, but the amount of ads I had to sit through where overwhelming.
     
  5. zhenya macrumors 603

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  6. APlotdevice macrumors 68040

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    The remote has always done this, even on the older AppleTVs.
     
  7. benjitek macrumors 6502a

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    Yes -- apps with native AirPlay support work well. Amazon Instant Video is the best with the newly added X-Ray functionality providing a 2nd screen user experience. While the media plays on my TV via AirPlay, my iPhone 6S Plus screen shows what scene I'm viewing along with IMDB and other info for that scene. I can tap items and explore info about what I'm watching. If this were taking place within a native ATV app, that info would cover the media being watched, with AirPlay it doesn't.
     
  8. besler3035 macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, the ads kept screwing it up for me. Literally every ad break the video would completely pause and not start up again, or start from the beginning. Super annoying. Might just have to stream it from my Mac moving forward.
     

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