iphone to iphone airplay?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by paulold, Dec 16, 2010.

  1. paulold macrumors 6502

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    What would it take to be able to share your music via airplay with someone else who has an iPhone? Say you're at the gym working out, using your iPhone with your headphones, listening to music. Wouldn't it be cool to let your friend hear what you are listening to by sharing your music via airplay? I know this isn't possible today but is it conceivable? Would both phones need to be on the same wifi network for this to work or would the sharing occur via Bluetooth?
     
  2. Lukeyy19 macrumors 6502a

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    i doubt it's legal to do that, unless the other person has already paid for said music, so i can't see Apple implementing this...
     
  3. Mliii macrumors 65816

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    We're not talking about them TAKING the music here, we're talking about both people listening to the music. It wouldn't be any different than 2 people listening to the same music that one person bought on a cd or MP3 player.
    But I agree that this isn't likely to be something high on Apple's list of priorities.
     
  4. QuarterSwede macrumors G3

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    I can definitely be done as long as you're on the same network. Unfortunately only the person who is receiving it can hear it currently and it requires a jailbroken phone. MacStories source.

    There isn't any technical reason why Apple couldn't make the iDevices able to play music on the host device and the receiving device at the same time like you can on any Mac.
     
  5. Intell macrumors P6

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    You can do that right now. All you need is an jailbroken iDevice to be the receiver and a WiFi network to share it on.
     
  6. Lukeyy19 macrumors 6502a

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    i know its not, but if you look at the small print when you purchase music, i will quote a random cd case for example

    and as i would consider Airplay as Broadcasting, at least in a sense of the word, i would think at the very least its a legal grey area, which i doubt apple would bother getting involved in...

    on a side note - I was always under the impression though that it is technically prohibited for 2 or more people to listen to music that only one of them has paid for, but you may be right...
     

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