A few months ago, as part of the Apple One subscription bundle, Apple also announced a new health and fitness service called Apple Fitness+. For those unfamiliar, it’s kind of like a home workout program where you can access workout videos and also sync it with Apple devices like the Apple Watch.
AirPlay is basically Apple’s answer to Bluetooth, where users can stream content from one device to another, assuming they support the AirPlay standard. For example, through AirPlay, users will be able to stream movies, videos, or music from their iPhone or iPad or Mac computer to another device, like speakers, the Apple TV, and so on.
Last year, LG announced that they would be bringing AirPlay 2 and HomeKit to its 2019 smart TVs. However, the company stated that only its 2019 models (and presumably beyond) would be on the receiving end of those new features, which pretty much meant that its older models would not be getting it.
If you own an LG smart TV, you might be interested to learn that starting next week, LG has confirmed that they will be rolling out an update to their smart TVs in which they will be receiving both HomeKit and AirPlay 2 support. However, we should point out that not all models will be compatible.
Apple and Samsung are rivals and there’s no denying it. However, both companies do seem to understand that there are benefits to working with each other, and that’s exactly what has happened. Samsung has recently announced that for its 2019 smart TVs, they will be bringing the new Apple TV app to it and also support for AirPlay 2.
AirPlay is one of the easiest ways to share content from your Apple device to your Apple TV. So you could easily watch videos you took on an iPhone with this feature and even stream content from apps on the big screen through AirPlay. That will no longer be possible now for Netflix. The company has confirmed that it has removed AirPlay support this past week.
The problem with companies such as Apple creating proprietary wireless protocols is that it can sometimes limit the choices of what consumers can buy. For example if you’re particularly locked into Apple’s ecosystem with AirPlay and AirPlay 2, then you need to be on the hunt for devices that support it, and sometimes what you want might not.
If you want to be able to stream VLC from your phone or computer onto your TV, there are several ways you can go about doing that. However the good news for Android users is that according to a report from Variety, VLC for Android is expected to get an update in the future that will bring about support for Apple’s AirPlay protocol.
This year’s CES had a few surprise announcements from the likes of Samsung, LG, and Sony. These surprises came in the form of announcements that the TVs made by those companies would all support Apple’s AirPlay 2 protocol. Given the fierce rivalry that Apple has with Samsung, it was actually very surprising, although very much welcome.
#CES2019 – Despite not physically being at CES 2019, Apple seems to have a pretty big presence at the event. This is because several major TV manufacturers have recently announced support for some of Apple’s platforms and services, such as Samsung who announced that their smart TVs would support iTunes Movies and TV Shows and AirPlay 2.
Apple has won over a couple of major TV manufacturers this year. Not long after Samsung announced that it would soon bring AirPlay 2 support to its latest TVs, LG has now followed suit with a similar announcement. The company’s 2019 TVs will also have support for AirPlay 2.
Samsung and Apple have a bit of an odd relationship due to the massive legal battle both companies fought against each other several years ago, but yet both companies appear to still need each other and still work with each other. However it was still a bit of a surprise when Samsung announced that its 2019 smart TVs will come with support for iTunes Movies and TV Shows and AirPlay […]
One of the unique features of the HTC 10 isn’t so much that it sports a brand new design, or a 12MP UltraPixel camera, or the fact that it is IP53 certified, but rather the fact that it is the first Android phone ever to support Apple’s AirPlay wireless streaming protocol right out of the box, thus allowing to stream music and videos.
HTC’s latest flagship handset appears to be a very good update over its predecessor. The HTC 10 was unveiled a few hours ago and initial impressions appear to be going in favor of the handset. One new feature that the smartphone supports is Apple AirPlay. It’s actually the first Android smartphone to have support for AirPlay straight out of the box.
AirPlay is Apple’s standard for wirelessly streaming audio. Essentially one could think of it as a connection exclusively for iOS and Mac devices. Now if you happen to be in the market for new AirPlay compatible speakers, you might be interested to learn that Bowers & Wilkins has recently debuted their new Zeppelin Wireless speakers.These speakers are shaped and look more or less like its predecessor, however the main difference […]
One of the reasons why people buy Apple TV set-top boxes is because they allow them to AirPlay content from an iOS device to a big screen TV, apart from the fact that the set-top box offers a wide variety of content sources. Having an Apple TV hooked up to a TV is the easiest way to mirror the iOS device’s screen, and it wouldn’t be too bad if this […]
If you want to stream content from an iOS or OS X device, or mirror the display, via AirPlay to an Apple TV you must ensure that both the device and the Apple TV are on the same network. There’s no way around this for now but iOS 8 is going to change things. Apple didn’t talk about this feature on stage at WWDC 2014 but a perusal of the […]
Redbox Instant was launched by Redbox earlier this year with Verizon, where it is being touted to be a competitor to another video streaming solution from Netflix. Well, what is the whole point of having a particular piece of software or app if it were not to receive updates along the way to be better and more efficient? Good to know that Redbox has already introduced a new update for […]
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 […]
At the moment there are several car manufacturers who support Apple’s iOS devices to be plugged into their vehicles, although during Apple’s WWDC this year in June, the Cupertino company announced the iOS in the Car feature which was basically an extension of Siri Eyes Free, and thanks to Hamza Sood, it looks like the feature could extend even to AirPlay in vehicles, assuming that the manufacturer offers its support […]