8 Replies Latest reply: Nov 23, 2011 3:19 PM by wampoleg
Goody64 Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
I can get AirPlay on my iPad to play only one type of video on AppleTV, YouTube. But nothing else works. Any other video, for example from New York Times app, the WSJ app, Netfix or from the iPad PBS app, even though they give me the option to select AppleTV, I get only sound and no video on AppleTV. The Airplay icon does appear on the ATV screen but says Unknown/Untitled and only provide sound but no picture. I've updated everything, ATV (just last night), my iMac (last week) and my iPad and iPhone (both yesterday afternoon). Each component has the latest software updates. Still the only video I can view using AirPlay from my iPad is YouTube, which is already an option of the ATV menu. So what's the point of Airplay? Am I missing something?

iMac Intel Core 2 Duo, Mac OS X (10.6.5)
  • Chenks Level 5 Level 5 (7,420 points)
    video airplay support has to be supported by each individual app (and done by the developer of the app).

    at present it is not possible for app developers to include video airplay support, so what you are seeing is normal.

    video airplay is currently only supported by the youtube app and playing videos in the ipod app.
  • blade_runner_5 Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)
    Isn't the camera roll an Apple product? Why would Apple leave video Airplay ability out?
  • Chenks Level 5 Level 5 (7,420 points)
    bladerunner5 wrote:
    Isn't the camera roll an Apple product? Why would Apple leave video Airplay ability out?


    photos can be streamed via airplay from the camera roll, but currently videos cannot be.
  • Goody64 Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
    So what you're saying is that Airplay supports only one video app and that's YouTube. That's not quite how Apple promoted its capability. Besides, the Airplay option appears as a choice in the drop-down menu of all videos I play on my iPad, but again all the appears on the TV screen is an Unknown icon and sound. I'd think that if it could play on the iPad, it would play on the Apple TV.
  • Chenks Level 5 Level 5 (7,420 points)
    Goody64 wrote:
    So what you're saying is that Airplay supports only one video app and that's YouTube.


    2 video apps. youtube and the ipod app.

    That's not quite how Apple promoted its capability. Besides, the Airplay option appears as a choice in the drop-down menu of all videos I play on my iPad, but again all the appears on the TV screen is an Unknown icon and sound. I'd think that if it could play on the iPad, it would play on the Apple TV.


    as already stated, the airplay icon will show as it is able to stream the audio to an appeltv.

    individual apps will need to build in support for video airplay, and at present this option it not available to developers in the SDK.
  • Goody64 Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
    Do you think that situation will change any time soon? Is it likely that developers will be given the tools in the SDK so more videos types that are currently viewable on the iPad will also be viewable on ATV through AirPlay? That would seem like a natural next step.
  • vazandrew Level 6 Level 6 (16,125 points)
    Yes, developers will get the tools. When, your guess is as good as mine. Then it will be up to each developer as to what steps they take.
  • wampoleg Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    same here.  PBS app,no picture just sound .Tried all suggestions. No pict..If I remember correctly,it did work at one time!