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With AirPlay will I be able to stream to iPhone, iPod Touch, and/or iTunes, or is it only to Apple TV and 3rd party speakers?

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this is a duplicate of… – Kyle Cronin Nov 23 '10 at 0:38
No it's not exactly, that is about streaming to old Apple Tv I'm want to know about streaming to a Mac or iPhone – Jonathan. Nov 23 '10 at 8:26
OK, I've edited your question to make that clearer and I'm reopening – Kyle Cronin Dec 12 '10 at 5:44
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Airplay is really a technology platform that allows for streaming media on a local network. It isn't concerned with the type of device that is producing the media or consuming it.

To start with, support may be limited and may not come from Apple. However, certainly that will change with demand. For example:

  • There is an iOS app called AirPlayer which allows streaming of media to an iPhone/iPod/iPad.
  • There is a Mac proof-of-concept app also called AirPlayer which allows streaming of media to a Mac.
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Reading the AirPlayer link, that doesn't use Apple's AirPlay—it uses UPnP or DLNA. Hence, AirPlay devices such as the AppleTV cannot stream to the (unfortunately-named) AirPlayer iOS app. – SevenSidedDie Apr 23 '11 at 19:33

Looks like Banana TV is a currently shipping Mac app (not just a proof-of-concept) that will play Airplay video or images from your iPhone/iPad.

(TUAW review)

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Airserver allows you to stream Airplay audio and video from your iOS device to your Mac. Works great.

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