RUMOR: Apple to License AirPlay Video Streaming to TV Makers
Posted on March 23, 2011 by eli courey
Bloomberg is reporting that Apple may be expanding the compatibility of its AirPlay technology with external devices by licensing video streaming to television manufacturers. Apple is currently only licensing audio streaming through AirPlay, and to stream video to your television you need the Apple TV.
Apple is weighing an expansion of its AirPlay audio service to include streaming video from an iPhone or iPad to television sets, according to two people familiar with the project.
Under the plan, Apple would license its Apple software to consumer-electronics makers that could use it in devices for streaming movies, TV shows and other video content, said the people, who asked to remain anonymous because the plans haven’t been made public. Apple now only licenses AirPlay for streaming audio. Devices that could be used for video may be available this year, one of the people said.