Hulu Plus and AirPlay Working

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by mojoxp, Mar 9, 2011.

  1. mojoxp, Mar 9, 2011
    Last edited: Mar 10, 2011

    mojoxp macrumors member

    May 18, 2006
    Haven't seen this covered anywhere, but there's a qwerk in iOS 4.3 that lets you play Hulu Plus over AirPlay. To do it, you need to start a video playing in some other AirPlay enabled app, say for example YouTube. Get the video playing over AirPlay so that it displays on the AppleTV. Now open up the Hulu Plus app and start playing a show; it'll automatically start playing the video on the last known destination, which in this case is the AppleTV.

    It's clearly not supported by the Hulu app yet, but the API gets tricked on the backside.
  2. EvilC5 macrumors 6502a

    Sep 22, 2010
    Hanover MD
    interesting bug, I had to read it twice to understand, but interesting. you would think the software testers would have had that use case....
  3. mojoxp thread starter macrumors member

    May 18, 2006
    A better summary would be that if you start playing a video in any application (regardless of AirPlay support), it will start playing on the last device used for playback in any other application.

    To get Hulu working:
    1. Open up the YouTube App
    2. Play any video
    3. Click the "AirPlay" icon and select your Apple TV
    4. Verify that the video starts playing on your Apple TV
    5. Open up the Hulu Plus App
    6. Play any video
    7. The Hulu app will display a "Loading Video" screen and the video will start playing on your Apple TV. You won't have any control over the video, but it will play (unfortunately, Advertisements play as well).
  4. EvilC5 macrumors 6502a

    Sep 22, 2010
    Hanover MD
    i wonder if eyetv app will do the same glitch....
  5. guzzlamiamor macrumors member

    Oct 19, 2008
    I noticed this last night as well. I started playing an album using the ipad music player and then switched to Pandora. The Pandora feed was playing over the tv but apple tv thought it was still the album (as evidenced by the cover that stayed on the screen). This is not huge because Pandora works over airplay regardless, but it does highlight this bug.
  6. mojoxp thread starter macrumors member

    May 18, 2006
    So far its been hit or miss, AT&T UVerse doesn't.
  7. newagemac macrumors 68020

    Mar 31, 2010
    I am almost certain EyeTV will be updated to enable Airplay and probably in the next update. There is no reason for them not to, no 3rd parties they have to get permission with, and its a perfect use case for video Airplay.
  8. Maccattack macrumors newbie

    Mar 12, 2011
    Hulu plus

    When I try this I receive an error msg. Is this happening to anyone else?
  9. sidgriffey macrumors member

    Oct 27, 2008
    Los Angeles, CA
    I can't get this to work ... all it does it stop the YouTube video playing on the Apple TV. Is there something additional that I need to do here?
  10. macinnv macrumors regular

    Jan 17, 2011
    Phoenix, AZ
    Im receiving an error message also. Maybe the 'fixed' this bug? That or only some videos on Hulu Plus are airplay compatible?

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