Netflix and YouTube Are Quietly Building an Apple AirPlay Rival Called DIAL | TIME.com (click for full article) By Jared Newman - Jan. 24, 2013 "Some day, you won't need an all-Apple setup just to look up a video on your phone and send it over to your television - and that day may actually come sooner than you think, due to a joint effort by Netflix and YouTube. The two companies have quietly developed a protocol called DIAL that lets users find things to watch or listen to on their phones and tablets, then load up that content on the big screen. So for instance, you could look for a movie in Netflix's Android app, then press a "Play on TV" button to to start watching on your television without ever touching your TV remote. In a way, it's an alternative to Apple's AirPlay, but one that doesn't require an iOS or Mac device plus an Apple TV. The existence of DIAL isn't a new revelation-a website describing the project came online in December-but a report by GigaOM's Janko Roettgers claims that the effort is further along than anyone realized."