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Reader Andy Grant has unfulfilled expectations of their iPad. He writes:

Not long ago I downloaded Amazon’s Instant Video software and really was excited by the proven fact that i really could now stream videos that are amazon’s my Apple television via AirPlay. Nevertheless when we attempted it, all i acquired had been sound, no movie. What’s taking place?

Welcome to episode that is today’s of Care and Feeding of Arcane Licensing Agreements.” It really works a something that is little this:

Apparently every unit you employ to view video that is streaming become endowed by those businesses offering and flow that video clip. Therefore while your “Internet” television or Blu-ray player may allow Streaming Service X, Set Top Box Y does not.

The restrictions are painfully laughable in the case of Apple’s products. For an iOS unit you can’t stream (or play via a video clip adapter) the movie from such apps as Amazon Instant movie, the DirecTV iPad app, and HBO Go. The stream that is audio fine, but no movie. Nevertheless, you can stream anything you like from within Safari, including Amazon Instant Video, DirecTV’s online videos, and HBO Go if you have a laptop that supports AirPlay Mirroring under Mountain Lion (a recent MacBook Air, for example.

“But certainly it is an issue that is technical. The iPad should never have the processing energy or visuals oomph to push this type or sorts of content to an Apple TV….” you recommend.

Sadly, no. The problem is Apple’s willingness allowing designers to select whether their iOS apps will help or exclude AirPlay and direct cable playback. (さらに…)