AirPlay media streaming with iOS 4.2 is a very, very cool technology that helps you stream video, music and picture from your Mac or iOS hardware to an Apple TV or AirPlay speakers. But only if you own a new Apple TV or other capable receiving device, the AirPlay will do you much good.
Is it possible to use AirPlay to stream movies and music from iPad, iPod Touch 4 or iPhone 4 to Mac for who didn’t own new Apple TV or who were on the road with their iPad, iPod Touch or iPhone 4 and a laptop?
Yes, you can. Now, there is an free app for that. It is called AirPlayer and works like magic. By interacting with Apple iOS devices that same way that Apple TV does and offering the same kinds of services and feedback, the free AirPlayer lets you use your iPad, iPhone 4 or other iDevice’s built in AirPlay support to stream media content to your Mac. The AirPlay also supports decoding copy-protected media content purchased from iTunes.
How to get it work? How to stream movies from iPad, iPod Touch or iPhone 4 to my Mac? How to watch my iPad/iPhone videos on my Mac wirelessly? I guess you may have lots of related questions about the AirPlayer app. No worry. The following article will share with you how to stream videos from iPad, iPod Touch and iPhone to Macwith simple steps.
Step 1: Download AirPlayer here, install and launch it onto your Mac. (Please make sure your computer and iDevices are connected with the same local wireless network.) Then, your Mac will appear in the list of screens on your iDevices.
Step 2: Start a movie or video in the iPad or movies app on your iPad/iPhone 4 or other iDevices, hit the AirPlay icon in the media player, tap your Mac and the video automatically exports to your computer’s screen without wires.
The video from: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hQg046aoV9Y
Notice: If your iOS hardware (iPad/iPhone, etc) can’t see your Mac, the possible reason is your Mac without Bonjour that pretends to be an Apple TV to help your iPad/iPhone 4 and other iOS hardware see your Mac via networking.
In other words, if you want to use the free AirPlayer, you need iOS 4.2 and A Mac with Bonjour enabled.
If you own a new Apple TV and perfer to stream videos from iPad to Apple TV via AirPlay, the article may be what you need. Go to the page: Stream iPad videos to Apple TV via AirPlay.
That’s all. Hope the article will be of great help for you who want to know the AirPlayer and AirPlay.