Google to Take on Apple with Open AirPlay Alternative

GigaOM reports that Google wants to take on Apple with an open AirPlay alternative.

YouTube recently launched AirPlay-like video beaming for Google TV and Android devices, but Google plans to take the technology much further. The company is working on an alternative to AirPlay, which it wants to bring to third-party devices and services – a clear shot at Apple.

Google's new protocol would also supplant the existing DLNA standard which offers similar functionality.


AirPlay from Apple allows Mac and iOS devices to easily stream audio, video and screen content to your Apple TV.

Google's system would reportedly be similar, and also allow data to flow in both directions, allowing full "second-screen experiences" that could relay information back to your phone or tablet. Google recently launched the first version of the service aimed at Android devices, Google TV and YouTube. Their plans are to expand their technology to other apps.

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103 months ago

But, for the love of the children, why? There's a frikkin' standard already, why not use it? Or are Google as self-obsessed and retarded as Apple?




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103 months ago
I'll bet the dozens of people with Google TV will love this new Airplay-like capability.
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103 months ago
Google first update your youtube app and make it a universal app with support for iPhone 5 widescreen and ipad retina screens also fix the airplay and add background audio. After that you can think about your google devices.
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103 months ago

If it's open do you think it could end up on Apple TV? Annoying to need an Apple tv and a google tv.


And 6 months later, there will be announcements of MicrosoftTV, AmazonTV, and GangnamStyleTV (the Samsung version). :D
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103 months ago
Looks like the copy machines aren't just running in Redmond these days.
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103 months ago
After Google TV and Nexus Q debacles is anyone really going to trust Google?
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