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So you got your hands on a new Amazon Fire TV or a Fire TV stick this holiday season. You’ve spent the…
When I look at my Apple TV, I see a box that plays content on a connected screen. I also see a hub that lets…
Bose next to Beats again
What a nice holiday gift for Bose: The company’s speakers and headphones are going back on Apple Store shelves says 9to5 Mac.…
Pocket for iOS now includes AirPlay support for the Apple TV. Why would an offline reading app need such a feature? The company behind the app says a staggering 2 million videos are saved to pocket each week.
Managing an iTunes music library can still have its advantages. One such advantage is the ability to play your music library simultaneously across several different speaker systems all at one time. This guide will show you how.
Samsung is taking a page out of the Chromecast playbook by allowing developers to launch media playback straight from a mobile device. But Samsung’s new multiscreen SDK also supports gaming and more.
Libratone’s versatile new Loop speaker can be mounted on the wall or placed on a stand and wirelessly connects to virtually any device via AirPlay, DLNA or PlayDirect.
Amazon’s Instant Video iOS app now lets users stream content to Apple TV using AirPlay. Thousands of users of the app had requested the feature in iTunes reviews.
Apple needs to innovate on AirPlay, or every other connected TV device is going to have better multiscreen features than Apple TV in just a few months.
Cyanogenmod developer Koushik Dutta managed to bring Chromecast support to any app that uses Android’s default media player. This hack could one…
Can a $99 HDMI stick turn any TV into a smart device capable of AirPlay-like streaming of web content? Check out our Plair review to find out.
A guide for how to watch one of your home movies in the privacy of your own home using the Apple TV, a Mac or an iOS device.
iPad users can now beam YouTube videos straight to their Google TV device, thanks to a new AirPlay-like feature added to the latest app update.
Watch out, AirPlay: Netflix and YouTube are working on an open second screen protocol, and they’ve already secured support from key CE makers and content platforms.
Streaming music from your iPad to your connected TV just got a whole lot easier: Skifta, a popular DLNA media shifting app for Android, released an iOS version on Wednesday.
Your next set of speakers may be able to wirelessly stream Rdio, Soundcloud and other online services straight from the Internet, thanks to a new partnership between speaker specialist Tymphany and Qualcomm’s Skifta. But don’t expect them to use Apple’s AirPlay protocol for this.
YouTube never had an official Roku channel, but Roku users may have finally gotten a way to easily watch their favorite YouTube videos anyway: Twonky Beam, an app for Android and iOS, makes it possible to stream YouTube videos to the Roku in an AirPlay-like fashion.
The SDK makes it relatively simple for Android apps to stream content to any DLNA-enabled device, from TV sets to stereos. Next up? Similar SDKs for Windows Phone 8 and iOS.
YouTube recently launched AirPlay-like video beaming for Google TV and Android devices, but Google plans to take the technology much further. The company is working on an alternative to AirPlay, which it wants to bring to third-party devices and services – a clear shot at Apple.
Google TV just got a little more Apple-like: Android users can now use AirPlay-like functionality to send videos from their mobile phones and tablets to their Google TV devices. Google has said that it wants to bring that functionality to other platforms as well.
Netflix is getting ready to let users control the playback on their TV with their mobile phones. The company recently added support for such AirPlay-like features to the PS3, and is now looking to extend support to a number of other connected devices.
One of the best things about Apple TV is now available on Google TV: Check out this Cord Cutters quick tip for a demo of AirPlay video streaming from an iPad to a Google TV device. All you need is the right app.
With Monday’s software update the Apple TV is looking like an increasingly necessary part of the company’s overall vision for how iOS users access and share their content from all their Apple devices.
Qualcomm Atheros is bringing the power of its Skifta DLNA Android app to routers, set-top boxes and other home gateway devices: Router manufacturers can license the Skifta Engine for their own hardware. But for Qualcomm, capturing the living room is just a first step.
MHL promises to turn your mobile phone into a portable set-top box, capable of playing photos, videos and games on the TV screen via a cheap five-pin cable. It’s already supported by more than a dozen handsets — but hardly anyone knows about it.
IHome was among the first to announce a third-party speaker with AirPlay built-in, but it took a while to get here; about a year from first appearance to release. So after a such a lengthy development period, how does it perform?
VHX.tv is going mobile in a big way. The social video discovery startup, which launched its website earlier this year, has optimized its platform to work on Apple mobile devices like the iPhone and iPad. It even has AirPlay for watching videos on your Apple TV.
Android smartphones and tablets can now stream music, videos and photos to AppleTV over Wi-Fi using the doubleTwist AirSync application. A quick test of the software shows that its simple to configure and can pipe digital media output to AppleTV with the tap of a button.
Apple is considering offering AirPlay video streaming to third-party device manufacturers via licensing, Bloomberg reports. It’s an idea that could provide a lot more presence for Apple in the living room, but also potentially cost the Apple TV its tentative foothold there.
Apple’s iPad can now stream video directly from an app to the Apple TV, thanks to an update to the AirPlay feature in iOS 4.3. However, most of the apps that people use to watch video on the iPad probably won’t support AirPlay anytime soon.
Some of Apple’s technologies stop just a little short of greatness. That’s where third-party applications come in to complete the picture (and the sound). Airfoil helps extend Apple’s AirPlay on Macs and iOS devices, and a brand new app called AirView improves AirPlay’s video playback abilities.
Denon has finally introduced AirPlay support to some of its receivers. So how does it stack up to the other ways of getting your iTunes media to your receiver? I compare all the options (complete with a handy chart) to find out.
Apple’s new iOS 4.2 introduced the ability to stream video from your iPad to the Apple TV. Sounds like a great feature, right? It does, until you realize that most apps don’t actually support AirPlay. Even Apple’s own YouTube application leaves a lot to be desired.
Apple has posted a new “Coming Soon” tag on its page about the iOS 4.2 update for iPad. The update has already reached GM status in pre-release, so it should be ready for release soon. Steve Jobs originally announced that it would be available in November.
In a development that could result in a major limitation of Apple’s new AirPlay streaming tech, iOS 4.2 Beta 3, just released today, removes the AirPlay option from certain apps. Specifically, blog MacStories has found that it no longer appears in the built-in YouTube app.
Orb’s Music Puck, a $69 device that streams digital over a home network is launching just two months before Apple’s similar AirPlay functionality arrives in iOS devices. Music on Orb is controlled with a free smartphone app. Can Orb’s new hardware compete against Apple’s music juggernaut?
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