AirPlay is the killer feature for Apple TV. But perhaps we’d better keep that in the future tense for now: it’s going to be the killer feature for Apple TV. After installing today’s various software updates for iOS devices, the only apps I’ve seen where AirPlay works for video are the built-in iPod app (a.k.a. “Video” on the iPad and iPod Touch) and YouTube. In other apps, AirPlay is audio-only.
You may recall me acting pretty excited whenever I talked about AirPlay, and what it could mean for..the future!
Sadly, the slightly delayed iOS 4.2 has finally been released, and the video portion of AirPlay leaves much to be desired. For now, you can only stream purchased movies and YouTube.app video to your AppleTV. Eh? Wha?
Previously, you were told that any video that showed in the browser would be able to be beamed to your AppleTV. Not only that, but any app that used Apple's default video mode in-app would also be allowed to beam that slick video. Not the case, friend. So what gives?
There seems to be a general consensus that Apple wanted to get out this update as fast as possible since November was running out of days. Thanks to a WiFi bug in the GM of the OS, it needed to be pushed back until this Monday. The real loser here is Apple. Well, I'm a loser too. I wanted to get a new AppleTV and be the coolest geek in town, but for now, I'm just stuck with my iPad.
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