Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Posted by cyberman
AirPlay was one of the cool features introduced in iOS 4.2, which allows iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch users to stream audio and video content to the new Apple TV.
But at the same it was disappointing to find out that the AirPlay audio and video streaming functionality was available only on the iPod app and YouTube app and it was possible to only stream audio from third party iPhone apps including the Mobile Safari browser.
Macrumors is reporting that one of their readers who had recently bought a new Apple TV sent an email to Steve Jobs, Apple CEO on this limitation and reportedly received a response from him.
Q: Hi, I recently updated both my iPhone 4 and iPad to 4.2. I think my favourite feature is airplay. This is seriously amazing and makes sharing content seamless. I just purchased Apple TV and was wondering are you ever going to make airplay video work for videos in safari and 3rd party apps? I hope to get a response. :)A: Yep, hope to add these features to Airplay in 2011.
Steve Jobs response means that Apple is unlikely to address this issue in iOS 4.3 that is rumored to be released in mid-December.
We’ve heard rumors that Apple decided to drop the functionality for third-party apps due to stability issues. But that hasn’t stopped hackers from figuring out a way to enable it on third party apps using unpublished API and releasing jailbreak apps like AirVideoEnabler, which enables video streaming to Apple TV using AirPlay from any iOS app, including Mobile Safari.
Are you using the AirPlay feature? Let us know in the comments section below.