Is airplay video quality affected by source?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by tirexstorm, Oct 25, 2015.

  1. tirexstorm macrumors regular

    Oct 22, 2007
    I currently have an iphone 6, but I also have an iphone 5 sitting in a drawer in my room as a backup. I am considering using the iphone 5 as a dedicated remote control and a source for airplay videos to my Apple TV (will be getting the new one.) Will there be any difference in video quality using the iphone 5 vs the 6? Does the updated hardware offer any benefits when it comes to streaming?
  2. waw74 macrumors 68030

    May 27, 2008
    no benefits really, In theory when you start to airplay, all the phone sends is a link to the media, and the aTV streams it directly. (airplay mirroring is a whole different story though)

    what apps are you watching?
    it might make a difference, but not sure.
  3. tirexstorm thread starter macrumors regular

    Oct 22, 2007
    Mostly UFC app, Xfinity, and Fox Sports Go.

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