I was looking forward to this but it turns out that it only works with Apple tv revision A released last year. I own an Atv released in 2012 so no luck for me. I read this in the fine print in the new Apple TV main site
Where are you getting the idea that you can AirPlay using Bluetooth from an iOS 8 device to an Apple TV? I thought Apple TV's support for bluetooth was only for device discovery purposes and all communications thereafter would be over Wi-Fi. The new iOS 8 release does talk about streaming/AirPlay audio to bluetooth enabled speakers.
Interesting, perhaps there are multiple communications protocol updates as part of the iOS 8 release, AirPlay Direct (bluetooth) and AirPlay Peer-to-Peer (wi-fi but without a wi-fi network). Maybe they are one in the same and Apple's lack of transparency on how they're implemented is contributing to the confusion. Either way, from an Apple TV perspective, I would imagine you would need to roll out a software update as well but I'm not aware of any ATV software release documenting support for AirPlay Peer-to-Peer.This is what I'm referring to:
Using the mid-2012 Apple TV. Spent an hour updating, and can't figure out how to access the peer-to-peer AirPlay feature. So either the feature is really well hidden, or my Apple TV isn't compatible.
Ummm, I said there has been no release where the peer-to-peer support has been officially "Documented" as being included. Could Apple have just put it in the latest release and not disclosed anything about? You need to ask them.Ummm, the one that was released yesterday?
Yup. Got it to work.
Make sure you keep your device WiFi on but not be connected to a network. The Apple TV can be connected to a network.
Have Bluetooth on both the device and Apple TV.
Swipe up on the device and the Airplay button should show your Apple TV.
Pretty cool and I can see it coming in handy when traveling.
Having trouble getting peer to peer air play working. I did the above, making sure I left wifi on on my device but forgetting the wifi connection. Also blue tooth is on on both device and Apple TV. However , I don't see the AirPlay button appearing when I swipe up the control center.
Apple TV : model number is MD199C/A which is the Apple TV 3 Revision A model? Apple Tv software is 7.0 (6897.5) updated Sept 17 or 18, 2014
Device : iPhone 5s with iOS 8.0 updated Sept 19, 2014