Dear Apple,

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by FriarNurgle, Mar 23, 2011.

  1. FriarNurgle macrumors regular

    FriarNurgle

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    For the love of the gods, where the heck are all the AirPlay compatible apps? Are developers not getting enough support from you to add this awesome feature? I can only imagine there are some stupid content provider lawyers steaming down your neck, but you're Apple.
    Give us the ability to AirPlay anything to our ATVs. I basically want it to act like an external monitor.

    Regards,
    FriarNurlge
     
  2. BladesOfSteel macrumors regular

    BladesOfSteel

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    Well, there is this . . . link . . . and other then that, it really depends on the developers to add the code to their apps / video content.
     
  3. Che Castro macrumors 603

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    Imdb was updated today for trailers

    But is not working for me

    Im on 4.2 on my phone

    Maybe thats it
     
  4. chrono1081 macrumors 604

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    You know that Apple has NOTHING to do with airplay apps right? Its all up to the developers. Not to mention developers have to first implement it, than test it. Its not as easy as typing a few lines of code and being done. Its a very complex thing. Apple provides excellent documentation on how to implement airplay but each programs situation is unique and will take lots of time if the developer feels like they want to implement it.
     
  5. fpnc, Mar 23, 2011
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    fpnc macrumors 68000

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    I'm pretty certain that list/link is incomplete. As far as I know there is no good way to know whether an app is AirPlay enabled other than just by trying to use it. However, some of the app developers are mentioning AirPlay support in their notes on iTunes or within their user guides (AirVideo and StreamToMe being respective examples of such support).

    Also, I've found that some of the apps that list AirPlay support only work intermittently. So, they either have bugs or within any given app some content may be AirPlay enabled, while other content is not.

    There also appears to be a behavior in AirPlay itself which is making the determination of what works and what does not rather hit or miss. It seems that if you stream a video to the Apple TV using an AirPlay enabled app you can often switch to another app that doesn't support AirPlay and still get video streamed to the Apple TV (this has been reported by several people, but I can't confirm it myself). However, I can confirm that this also appears to work on websites using Safari, go to a site that has an AirPlay enabled video and begin playback of that video and then switch to another location which doesn't support AirPlay and AirPlay may work even on that second site. Unfortunately (for us users), this workaround doesn't always work and even when it does it often functions for only a short period of time.

    Overall, this type of inconsistent behavior within apps and within AirPlay itself is making the entire AirPlay experience rather frustrating.
     

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