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AirPlay is expected to get a new feature

Apple will reportedly give Apple TV a software update next week, but details regarding this refresh are slim. 

According to All Things Digital, Apple TV will get a software update on September 18. Not much is known about the changes that will occur, but one thing for sure is that its AirPlay system will have new capabilities.

AirPlay originally only let users purchase content from Apple's iTunes store and play it on a TV from there. But with the new update, users can have the content they bought play on other people's Apple TV boxes directly from the cloud. 

In other words, a user can play the content they own on an Apple TV box that they don't own using the cloud (AirPlay). 

Some expected to hear more about Apple TV hardware and software at the big iPhone 5S/5C reveals yesterday in Cupertino, but the new smartphones got all the attention. We'll have to see what rolls out come September 18. 

Source: All Things D

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Update ?
By retrospooty on 9/11/2013 1:08:33 PM , Rating: 3
Bah, an amazing update would be if they made it compatible with the rest of the planet.

RE: Update ?
By Motoman on 9/11/2013 1:53:09 PM , Rating: 2
Now now, no need to be mean. I'm sure that the dozens of Apple TV users worldwide will be quite please with the update.

RE: Update ?
By ilt24 on 9/11/2013 2:53:05 PM , Rating: 2
I'm sure that the 13M+ Apple TV users worldwide will be quite please with the update
just providing a little update with number.

RE: Update ?
By MichalT on 9/11/2013 4:40:04 PM , Rating: 3
I already stream Pandora from my iPad directly to my Yamaha receiver through airplay; I could go through my Apple TV, but there's not need as my receiver has airplay built in. As far as I can tell, Airplay is already compatible with the rest of the world from a software perspective (I imagine the source device has to be from Apple though). So I don't understand what this article is blathering about.

RE: Update ?
By osalcido on 9/13/2013 3:45:10 AM , Rating: 2
The article is "blathering" about playing your ITUNE'S PURCHASED content on OTHER PEOPLE'S AppleTV's

Erm, really?
By robinthakur on 9/12/2013 7:51:36 AM , Rating: 2
Get your facts straight. It helps if you are familiar with the technology and have used it. Airplay is the best reason to buy an Apple TV IMO and has been around for ages. I own several Apple TV's and airplay enabled receivers, hifi and wireless speakers and their primary use is to:

1. Mirror any content from iPad's iPhones and Macs (video, XBMC, VLC, demo VM's, Facetime chats etc.) for video enabled Airplay devices.
2. To stream audio from iDevices, iTunes Match and other sources using airplay enabled hifi and Apple TV as receivers to make easy multi room audio throughout the house which works reliably and fast.
3. At work, there are Apple TV's in every meeting room so anyone in the room can mirror their iPad screens to the projector/screens to present Keynote presentations.

I fail to see what this rumoured minor update actually adds unless it is literally just being able to login as another account, which I thought you could already do anyway.

By jaytheman on 9/11/2013 1:34:02 PM , Rating: 1
It's not like anyone actually expects this site to get their facts straight but even five minutes at Apple's website would have set you straight on what AirPlay and its capabilities are.

Then again, this is widely known as the garbage dump of tech reporting.

By ray23 on 9/11/13, Rating: 0
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