The Apple TV set-top box offers a feature called AirPlay which allows users to stream content from a compatible device onto their television. There are a number of third party apps available in the Google Play Store which bring this feature to Android devices. However, such apps are often limited in their feature set. Koushik Dutta, the Vice President of Engineering at Cyanogen, today posted a video showing off AirPlay Mirroring from an HTC One. He says that the feature is “coming soon to a CyanogenMod near you,” which implies that AirPlay Mirroring will be built inside the OS.
Dutta hasn’t given a concrete release date as yet, so we’re left guessing. In the past, he has worked on bringing support for a variety of streaming protocols in CyanogenMod. The list includes Roku and DLNA compatible devices, AirPlay is the newest addition to the list. Cyanogen develops some of the most widely used custom ROMs for Android devices. Recently it was incorporated into a formal company with $7 million in funding. The company is expected to partner with a hardware manufacturer to begin shipping devices that come with CyanogenMod pre-installed. Oppo N1 smartphone, which is due to be announced on September 23rd, is believed to be the first CyanogenMod powered smartphone.