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NewsPoster Jun 3, 2014 11:47 AM
Peer-to-peer AirPlay coming to iOS 8 and Apple TV
A small but significant change being brought to <a href="http://www.macnn.com/articles/14/06/02/audio.video.better.integrated.into.chat.with.expir ation.options/">iOS 8</A> is peer-to-peer AirPlay connections between iOS devices and Apple TVs, Apple's official website <a href="http://www.apple.com/ios/ios8/enterprise/">reveals</a>. At the moment, iOS devices wanting to broadcast to an Apple TV have to be on the same Wi-Fi network. That presents a problem, though, if a person doesn't have access to login credentials or a LAN is offline or simply non-existent.<br /><br />Apple has yet to explain how the technology will work, but it's likely that devices will discover each other through Bluetooth and form direct Wi-Fi links, much like AirDrop. The same concept could conceivably be applied to Macs using OS X Yosemite, but Apple has yet to mention any plans in that regard.<br />
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The feature will also presumably require an update to the Apple TV firmware. The set-top has been rumored as getting both a firmware and a hardware refresh sometime this year, but neither was on display at yesterday's WWDC keynote.<br />
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