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Reader Andy Grant has unfulfilled expectations of their iPad. He writes:
Not long ago I downloaded AmazonвЂ™s Instant Video application and really was excited because of the indisputable fact that i possibly could now stream AmazonвЂ™s videos to my Apple television via AirPlay. But once I attempted it, all i acquired had been audio, no video clip. WhatвЂ™s happening?
Welcome to episode that is todayвЂ™s of Care and Feeding of Arcane Licensing Agreements.вЂќ It really works a small something such as this:
Apparently every unit you utilize to view video that is streaming become endowed by those businesses offering and flow that video clip. Therefore while your вЂњInternetвЂќ television or Blu-ray player may allow Streaming Service X, Set Top Box Y does not.
When it comes to AppleвЂ™s services and products the limitations are painfully laughable. For an iOS device you canвЂ™t stream (or play via a video clip adapter) the movie from such apps as Amazon Instant movie, the DirecTV iPad software, and HBO Go. The sound stream is fine, but no movie. Nonetheless, you can stream anything you like from within Safari, including Amazon Instant Video, DirecTVвЂ™s online videos, and HBO Go if you have a laptop that supports AirPlay Mirroring under Mountain Lion (a recent MacBook Air, for example.