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had figured out a way to enable video streaming from third party iPhone apps using the AirPlay feature using unpublished APIs.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: http://cydia.zone-mr.net
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.