The team behind the slick service that lets you stream torrents like they're Netflix movies keeps churning out updates. Popcorn Time recently got Chromecast support. Now it's coming to an Apple TV near you, thanks to AirPlay support.
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The AirPlay wireless streaming system makes sharing stuff between your phone and TV incredibly easy — but only if you stick with Apple gadgets. Try to share content from an Android and suddenly you're out of luck. But with these third-party streaming apps, Airplay and Android can finally speak the same language.
Now that Google has finally opened up the Chromecast for developers, AllCast — pretty much the best Chromecast app you could ask for — is back in the game.
The Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL) standard, beloved of Roku and Android phone manufacturers, is about to get exciting: an update coming in September will allow phones to spit out 4K video from their USB ports.
There's not much your phone or tablet can't do these days, beyond maybe displaying their troves of mobile content on a screen larger than 10 inches. But that's what televisions are for. And, with one of these five methods, you'll be able to seamlessly throw music and movies from your little screen to your big screen.
There’s no shortage of compact wireless speakers on the market right now, and JBL figures the best way to differentiate its new SoundFly is to forgo the one key feature that makes these worth carrying around: a rechargeable battery. Instead, it's designed to permanently hang off an outlet, blocking other devices from accessing it.
Wireless music might not be the status quo yet, but sooner or later, it will be. Even the snootiest, most elite audio companies will have to come around or perish. So it's pretty significant that McIntosh, the high-fidelity audio giant, joined the party this September with an AirPlay speaker. If the future doesn't sound awesome, at least it will be beautiful.
You might live in a tiny unit now, and really only need a single wireless speaker to handle your music needs. But then you move into a bigger better apartment, with a big, beautiful TV and need more audio power. Instead of relegating your trusty AirPlay speaker to second-class status and starting ove on the audio front, you could take a speaker like UnMonday's 4.3L and repurpose it into a single satellite as part of a 5.1 dolby digital surround sound system.
Libratone's last AirPlay outing was a beautifully designed dud — it was just way, way too expensive. But their next stab, a compact cylinder wrapped in wool, has the chance to be the best take on AirPlay we've ever seen.
Most AirPlay speakers are not very good at what they're supposed to do: stream music wirelessly between devices and make your life easier in the process. The liberation from wires tends to come with a monstrous configuration headache. But the sound can be so great and high-quality wireless audio is a dream. Can Pioneer's XW-SMA3 make it real?