When Apple launched Apple TV software update 7.0 earlier this month, it got here with help for brand spanking new iOS 8 options together with the brand new Peer-to-Peer AirPlay function. First announced when Apple unveiled iOS 8 earlier this yr, Peer-to-Peer AirPlay permits customers on iOS 8 and the upcoming OS X Yosemite launch to stream content material to an Apple TV with out having to hook up with the identical wi-fi community. What we didn’t know on the time, nevertheless, is that the function is restricted to solely the newest Apple TV hardware:
Peer-to-peer AirPlay requires a Mac gadget (2012 or later) operating OS X 10.10 or an iOS system (2012 or later) operating iOS 8 and an Apple TV third-era rev A (mannequin A1469) operating Apple TV software program 7.zero.
Apple updated a support document and its web site days after the Apple TV software program launched to say the requirement above. While we already knew the newest Apple TV replace was restricted to 3rd-gen fashions, it seems Apple will solely supply peer-to-peer AirPlay on mannequin A1469. That’s the refreshed third-gen Apple TV it quietly released in March 2013 with upgraded internals, though it’s unclear precisely why the function is restricted to the most recent hardware. At the time, Apple stated element modifications in its refreshed third-gen Apple TV “don’t have an effect on product options and Apple TV clients will proceed to have the identical nice consumer expertise.” The Peer-to-Peer AirPlay requirement makes it the first function exclusive to the newest 2013 Apple TV hardware.
If you bought your third-gen Apple TV earlier than then, you’re probably out of luck for the brand new Peer-to-Peer sharing function. You can discover ways to examine which mannequin you have got here.
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