Apple Patents Reverse AirPlay For Streaming From Apple TV To iOS Units
Apple has a brand new patent, awarded by the USPTO at the moment (by way of AppleInsider), which particulars reverse AirPlay – beaming content material from your Apple TV to your iOS gadget, as an alternative of the opposite approach round. The system particulars distant viewing for iOS and Apple TV system house owners, and in addition permits for mirroring of the Apple TV interface on the iOS gadget’s display; which truly helps clarify why the corporate might have revamped the Apple TV interface the best way it did with its most up-to-date visible modifications.
The Apple patent describes a state of affairs by which a gaggle viewing expertise, like a bunch of associates gathering for a celebration, are watching one thing by way of an Apple TV-sort central gadget. When one member leaves, both they cease the film altogether and wait till they’re all again collectively once more, ro one can take the content material with them primarily, streaming it to a secondary system with synchronized playback in order that they don’t need to miss out, and the primary group can proceed with out interruption.
These viewing Apple TV content material on distant units wouldn’t even should authorize with any passwords, in accordance with the patent, however would as an alternative have the ability to pop on as friends after which entry the content material by way of synced playback as soon as they depart, for a restricted time.
The patent would certainly present a pleasant further function to Apple’s set-prime streaming tech, however it might additionally look like one thing that may require inexperienced lighting from content material suppliers on the platform. That could be trickier to perform, provided that the system is offering entry to content material approved for one consumer’s system, to a different, even when solely in a restricted, time-constrained method designed for a single viewing session.
It’s nonetheless an fascinating huge of mental property, and one that would point out Apple has broader plans for a reverse Apple TV mirroring system. Whether it is nonetheless planning an enormous replace to its streamer platform, this might make sense as a possible new function.