So... has anyone managed to get AirPlay working with Android?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by blizeH, Sep 20, 2012.

  1. blizeH macrumors 6502

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    Sorry to say, but I have joined the dark side, and my S3 is due to be shipped today.

    One of my main fears about going Android is that it essentially renders my Apple TV absolutely useless.

    Plex
    BBC iPlayer
    ITV Player
    Sky Go

    None of these will work on the Apple TV without AirPlay* - but I'm wondering if there is any way around this? Of course it could be easily fixed by Apple simply letting people develop for it like they have their other devices, but alas, it's just yet another thing that makes me want to move away from this ecosystem.

    Thanks :)

    * Plex is the only exception; but it's not supported, and they haven't got it working properly with iOS 5 yet, let alone the imminent iOS 6 release
     
  2. testerdennis macrumors member

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  3. blizeH thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Damn, got my hopes up when I saw that... unfortunately it doesn't support any of the sources I want :(

    No Plex, iPlayer, ITV Player or Sky Go...
     
  4. pedromartins Suspended

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    good.
     
  5. testerdennis macrumors member

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    What do you mean by GOOD ? Are you happy that he can not get anything to work with his phone ?
     
  6. Json81 macrumors member

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    Why buy an android if you rely on airplay?

    Doubletwist can airplay mp3's and some video formats, not sure if it has been updated to support streaming sources.
     
  7. pedromartins Suspended

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    yes, i am.
     
  8. Mrbobb macrumors 601

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    Is the VHS thing all over again. They didn't have the best technology but it was EVERYWHERE so if u stick with Unix --because it's superior-- then good luck finding all the app u need.
     
  9. testerdennis macrumors member

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    Wow this site gets worse by the day !!! The OP was just asking for some help he doesn't need your narrow minded opinions, now back to class recess is over.

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    I thought Portuguese people were better than that.
     
  10. pedromartins Suspended

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    there is no "portuguese" people. i'm a person of this world, just like you.

    like i said earlier (and my post was removed) there's no logical reason at this point for the OP to have bought that piece of plastic. i don't hate him or anything, of course, but it's nice to see what happened.

    it's not my fault that he does not have the necessary knowledge, good taste or even common sense to buy computing devices.

    if he asked earlier i would've helped him.

    good riddance.
     
  11. testerdennis macrumors member

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    Good people of the world do not wish bad things on others because they don't agree with everything you believe in.

    You take care and I hope people don't wish bad things on you because of your choices in life.
     
  12. Kebabselector macrumors 68030

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    His original first post and my reply were deleted, looks as if he's carrying on with childish behaviour.

    Just accept that someone is getting a different phone, maybe in hindsight the OP might have looked into the subject first. He didn't, it looks as if he can't do what he wants - which is unfortunate.
     
  13. chrono1081 macrumors 604

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    To my knowledge airplay requires a piece of hardware, so it'll never be able to be on Android.

    Now, that may be Airplay Mirroring not just regular Airplay. Its why older Macs can't do Airplay Mirroring with Mountain Lion.
     
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  15. brilliantthings macrumors 6502

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    And can you stream m4a Apple Lossless Format to AirPlay?
     
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