The features and descriptions of the new Apple TV “on Apple’s site right now is a red herring,” Seth Weintraub writes for 9 To 5 Mac. “I think a much bigger use will be what puts these in almost every house in America – or at least gives it the market share that the iPod enjoys.”
“Apple TV is a AirPlay-compatible device, meaning it can stream video/sound from other Apple devices,” Weintraub explains. “We found out last night that it isn’t just iTunes content that it will be able to broadcast. Any H.264 content from the web can be broadcast over Airplay to your HDTV.”
Weintraub reports, “That includes any video that can play on your iOS 4.2 device, like: Facebook video, YouTube, Netflix, Videos, BBC News, MLB and really anything else you can watch on your iOS device. That also includes videos built into Apps and magazine subscriptions too. All of this can be beamed to your AppleTV via Airplay.”
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MacDailyNews Note: Apple’s website states, “If it’s on iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, it’s on Apple TV. You can already stream music, photos, and video from your computer to Apple TV. With AirPlay, you can stream it all from your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, too. So if you feel like watching a movie you have on one of your devices, you don’t need to rent or buy it again. Just tap to start playing content on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, then tap again to instantly stream whatever you’re watching — or listening to — directly to Apple TV. AirPlay is coming soon to an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch near you.”