“One of the features that immediately caught my eye about Mountain Lion was AirPlay Mirroring,” Ryan Faas reports for Cult of Mac.
AirPlay Mirroring is “a great entertainment solution and one that has some dramatic advantages over AirPlay Mirroring on the iPad 2 and iPhone 4S,” Faas reports. “Those advantages are likely to set the stage for a showdown between Apple and the entertainment industry.”
Faas reports, “Want to watch on your TV but not feeling so invested that you want to shell out the handful of cash to buy it via iTunes? No problem, fire up CBS.com, turn on AirPlay mirroring and watch the episode on your TV for free. The same approach will work any broadcaster’s website as well as with Hulu.”
Read more in the full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: Our collective gut tells us that the announcement of AirPlay Mirroring is intended to send a strong signal to Hollywood: Finally get serious and negotiate with us in good faith or we’ll go around you and, ultimately, right over top of you. It strikes us as a classic Jobsian tactic, virtually guaranteed for success, and one that Tim Cook could have easily deployed yesterday.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Dan K.” for the heads up.]