AirPlay is an audio streaming protocol and is expected to be the backbone of Apple’s entertaining applications. This will let you to stream video, audio, photos and metadata. In short, it will help to establish connection between Apple devices and exchange the data. You can easily stream music from your iPhone and play it on the speakers. Similarly, you can drag the photos from your iPad and view it on the digital photo frame. The type of files transferred between the devices will be tightly controlled by Apple’s architectural mechanism. Any manufacturer can support the functionalities of AirPlay but will have to pay a license fee to Apple.
How Does It Work?
Apple is a pioneer in the field of innovation. The ultimate objective is to allow the devices within the same network to share files and exchange data among them. This very idea took its shape 10 years ago in the form on Bonjour in the Mac OS X systems. It is important for all the systems to use the same protocol and crypting techniques. Apple has got a tie-up with the company called BridgeCo to provide the right kind of hardware components which can be used to integrate the devices with AirPlay.
Is It An Attempt To Create A Closed Network?
Live streaming of data and sharing of files can happen within the network supporting the Apple’s architecture. It does not support the connection to external music systems and files. Experts argue that it is yet another attempt made by Apple to sell a closed version of their products. Executives from BridgeCo argue that firmware updates will be made available to the end users that will allow them to stream data from other mediums. If the firmware updates can be provided successfully, it is possible to extend the functionalities and features of the previous systems successfully. A screen sharing mechanism is already available on the hardware components developed by BridgeCo. This functionality can be an add-on facility for the Apple devices.
Will Apple Accept Other Streaming Protocols And Devices?
Under most circumstances, Apple will be reluctant to ink the deal with other vendors as it does not want to lose its supremacy. It controls the behavior of its customers in a closed environment. Any Apple customer has to come back to Apple Store to request for extra service and pay the amount. Experts argue that Apple cannot sustain this business model for a long time and it’s time to reinvent the wheels failing which it might lose its supremacy to the Android applications and gadgets.
Future of AirPlay:
As far as innovation is concerned, Apple loyalties will be more than happy to use AirPlay. It will let you to share the data within Apple devices as long as you stay connected in the Wi-Fi network. It is highly recommended to enforce the crypted pass codes to these devices before they can share the data. Safety features and hacking concerns will play a bigger role when the Wi-Fi network is exposed.
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