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Google TV Will Get Its Own Version Of AirPlay

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  1. CatfishRivers

    CatfishRivers Well-Known Member

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    Google TV will get its own version of AirPlay — Online Video News (click for full article)

    "Google will bring AirPlay-like functionality to its Google TV platform, allowing users to play and control media directly from their Android tablet or handset, GigaOM has learned. The functionality will first be available via Google's YouTube app, but the company wants to eventually open it up to third-party app developers as well."
     
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    Google TV now lists movie New Releases, to let users control YouTube vids from phones and tablets -- Engadget (click for full article)

    "While hardware manufacturers like Sony and Vizio have been hard at work making new Google TV devices, the folks in Mountain View have been in the lab cooking up new software features for the platform. We got to speak with Google TV's VP of Product Management Mario Queiroz today, and he shared a couple of tasty tidbits with us.


    Firstly, he informed us that there's now a New Releases section in GTV's listings, which makes it easier than ever to find the latest and greatest movies.


    Additionally, it turns out that GTV's taking a page from the Nexus Q and YouTube Remote playbooks to let users control YouTube videos on the big screen from their phones and tablets. Essentially, you'll be able to bring up a video on your mobile device and have it populate on your TV with the tap of a finger. However, unlike Apple's AirPlay -- which delivers a similar UX by streaming video from a mobile device to an Apple TV -- Google's tech simply has your Google TV device stream the video directly from the web.


    Naturally, Mario wouldn't dish out any more details about new feature, nor would he say exactly when this functionality will be pushed out to the public, but rest assured we'll let you know when it does."
     
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    Hi Catfish Rivers, I am new to this forum and i would like to be part of this forum to share news and knowledge on the latest technologies in the market.


    I am not too sure about playing videos on your mobile device and then using AirPlay to push it to the box connected to the TV. This requires an extra "jump" and will result in unnecessary slowdown. It would also consume wireless bandwidth in your house which you might need for other things.
     
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    Hi. Yeah the Google method mentioned in the article says that you would use your mobile device to select a YouTube video - and then it would stream directly from the internet to Google TV. So this does not use an extra jump and extra bandwidth like AirPlay does. With Airplay the video actually streams on an Apple device and is beamed to Apple TV.
     
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    You can push videos to current GTV devices already. You just needed an DLNA app on your phone and to enable the Media Render capabilities in the Media Player app's settings. The only thing you can't do with DLNA that AirPlay does is mirror the screen of a phone/tablet.
     
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    The AirTight app already does this!
     

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