“One of the major new features deployed in iOS 4.2 last week was AirPlay, Apple’s solution for streaming video, audio, and photos from portable iOS devices to the new Apple TV for display on users’ televisions,” Eric Slivka reports for MacRumors. “Unfortunately, the feature’s debut came with a few more limitations than users had originally hoped for, with streaming from third-party applications and even Safari limited to audio-only.”
Slivka reports, “One MacRumors reader emailed Apple CEO Steve Jobs about the future of video streaming via AirPlay and reportedly received a response noting that Apple hopes to bring additional functionality to AirPlay sometime next year.”
MacRumors Reader: Hi, I recently updated both my iPhone 4 and iPad to 4.2. I think my favourite feature is airplay. This is seriously amazing and makes sharing content seamless. I just purchased Apple TV and was wondering are you ever going to make airplay video work for videos in safari and 3rd party apps? I hope to get a response.
Steve Jobs: Yep, hope to add these features to Airplay in 2011.
Full article here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Manny S.” for the heads up.]