AirVideoEnabler: Hack Enables AirPlay Video Streaming In All iOS Apps

AirPlay Hack

When iOS 4.2.1 was released finally on Monday, we were disappointed to find out that the AirPlay feature was only available on the iPod app and YouTube app to stream audio and video content to the new Apple TV. It was possible to only stream audio from third party apps to the new Apple TV.

We were hoping to use AirPlay from all third party apps that implemented the video playback controller, which was possible in the first beta version of iOS 4.2.

iPhone developer and hacking experts Erica Sadun, who writes for TUAW and Steven Troughton-Smith had figured out a way to enable video streaming from third party iPhone apps using the AirPlay feature using unpublished APIs.

But jailbreak app AirVideoEnabler developed by ZoneMR takes things even further, it enables video streaming to Apple TV using AirPlay from any iOS app, including Mobile Safari.

You can checkout the demo of video streaming using AirPlay working on iPad’s Mobile Safari:

You can follow these steps to install AirVideoEnabler:

  • You need a jailbroken iDevice running iOS 4.2.1.

  • Launch Cydia from your jailbroken iDevice homescreen.

  • Tap on the Manage Tab and then tap on Sources.

  • Tap on the Edit button and then tap add to add the following repo URL to add sources:

  • After it is successfully installed, tap on the Search tab and search for AirVideoEnabler.

  • Tap on AirVideoEnabler to install it on your iDevice.

You should now be able to stream video content from any iOS apps to your Apple TV 2G.

As always, please let us know how it goes in the comments.

[via 9to5Mac]

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  • Unjailbroken 3GS Locked/iPhone4 jailbroken Fac-Unlock said…

    1. Guys, technically… does an unlock (ultrasnow)purpose have any kind of bearing if u do not wish to change/shift your carrier but jst want ur iPhone Jailbroken? & after w/c, a later version goes out & u just wish to upgrade & rejailbreak again? Any complications w/ that?
    2.Assuming you have a fac-unlock iPhone, jailbroken state, & wish to upgrade to the most current iOS version… does it involve any kind of hazard if u simply upgrade & use appropriate JB tool not considering whether ur BB increments as well?
    Thanks very much! Just need technical infos to get enlightened w/ the JB/Unlock world. 🙂

  • Z

    1. no it doesnt
    yes, you always have to be careful upgrading and doing ANYTHING so that it doesn't update your baseband
    2. factory unlocked? no you can do anything then.


    Installed on 3GS running 4.2.1: VLC plays sound but does NOT stream video. Streaming TV from websites such as TV Catchup or Filmon work but in a strange way: they seem to set up the stream on Apple TV rather than stream direct from the iPhone. For example, if I set TV Catchup to play BBC1, the stream starts but if I turn off the iPhone the stream continues to play – indefinitely. In a way, that must be good as it'll stop the iPhone's battery draining. It also means you have to wait for the initial advert (which streams before every TV channel change) to finish before initiating the Airplay stream to the Apple TV – otherwise the advert will play but the TV stream won't be initiated for the TV program afterwards (hope that makes some kind of sense).

  • Ashton Mitchell

    Ive installed this on my i4 running iOS 4.2.1 but when I try to play anything on apple tv from mobile safari it comes up with an error on apple tv "unable to load content" is there any reason why?

  • Have you updated the firmware on your new Apple TV 2

  • Ashton Mitchell

    Yes my apple tv is running the latest firmware, I've tried tv catchup, BBC iplayer even the apple website but nothing will work only videos and picures that are already on my iPhone and have been synced via iTunes

  • CCC

    I live outside the US. With the netflix app, I only hear the movie, no video signal. Any suggestion?

    • steveunderhill11

      I thought Netflix only works at all in the US?

      • CCC

        Using a VPN, it does.

        • steveunderhill11

          dont suppose you’ve tried the sky sports app?

  • fas

    Why hack when Apple can very well give this, Apple just wants to act like a ahoe

  • G

    Has anyone tried this on the iPhone 3G, guessing it doesn’t enable airplay?

  • steveunderhill11

    Anyone had any success with this and the sky sports app?