Does AirPlay require an internet connection?

TwitchOSX

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I've got some questions about AirPlay. First off, I don't need an internet connection do I? Can I just have a wireless router hooked up to the computer and then say... an Apple TV connected to the TV and I can AirPlay movies that are in iTunes to the AppleTV and thus to the TV?

If so, can I also at that point AirPlay movies on my iPod (making the iPod also a remote for the movie) to the AppleTV?
 

ScoobyMcDoo

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I don't know this for sure, but based on the hardware requirements, my guess is you don't even have to have a router. I think this is a peer-to-peer protocol.
 

TwitchOSX

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I don't know this for sure, but based on the hardware requirements, my guess is you don't even have to have a router. I think this is a peer-to-peer protocol.
I was wondering about that. So basically, if I have an iPod with stuff on it, I can stream it directly to an AppleTV without even needing any other computer or router or internet?

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Now why in the hell would you need an interweb connection to play protected content? Isn't it being on your iPod or iPad verification enough that you rented it or whatever from the iTunes store?
 

ScoobyMcDoo

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Now why in the hell would you need an interweb connection to play protected content? Isn't it being on your iPod or iPad verification enough that you rented it or whatever from the iTunes store?
Well, my guess is that they implemented a phone-home for the rentals to make sure you don't just set your clock backwards. Other than that , who the hell knows.