Apple’s AirPlay comes to Android in new flagship HTC 10

AirPlay on an Android device sounds like a good selling point for it. It simplifies showing presentations and videos from it when an Apple TV is close by. Apple TVs become more and more popular for use in conference rooms. Thus, I’m curious what the sales numbers will show.
By Roger Fingas

HTC on Tuesday unveiled the HTC 10, its latest flagship smartphone, with an unusual feature in the form of native support for Apple’s AirPlay wireless streaming protocol.

Owners will be able to stream audio to the Apple TV and other AirPlay-enabled devices, but it’s unclear if video streaming will be supported, Engadget reported. Third-party Android apps have enabled AirPlay streaming for some time, but HTC appears to be the first Android device maker to have licensed the technology as a default feature.

Android devices are normally limited to using Google’s Cast technology if they want to push high-quality audio or video. The Cast format is more broadly supported than AirPlay, both in terms of hardware and software, but doesn’t work with the Apple TV, or AirPlay-compatible speakers.

The HTC 10 features a 5.2-inch quad-HD display, an all-metal shell, and high-performance…

Read the entire article from AppleInsider here: Apple’s AirPlay comes to Android in new flagship HTC 10


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