Now that you know that you can redirect your Apple TV audio to alternate AirPlay speakers (and you know how to do it), check out the selection of some of the best AirPlay speakers that won’t ruin your budget.
Imagine you’re streaming a song from iCloud via Apple TV but don’t want it to play on the television’s subpar speakers; or you’re watching a movie but would like the audio to play from another speaker. Not many of us know this, but the audio output from Apple TV can be redirected to any AirPlay speakers or even other Apple TVs and Airport Express.
AirPlay hasn’t been widely accepted in place of low power Bluetooth technologies and so prominent audio makers are keeping their distance from it. That is why there is a severe dearth of quality and good looking AirPlay speakers in the market. And with Spatia, Moshi aims to fill this gap.
Squirrels, the company behind the popular AirParrot, Reflector and Slingshot apps, has just released AirParrot 2, the long awaited sequel to AirParrot. This upgrade is available for Mac and Windows, and it introduces major new features along with “drastically” improved performance.
doubleTwist has released a new tweak that adds AirPlay support for Google Play Music. A hack named AirPlay for Android makes use of the API in Android 4.1 which adds support for streaming devices. It is available right now on Google Play as an app, MagicPlay: AirPlay for Android for $2.99. Though publicized as a way to stream Google Play Music from Android to Apple TV, they’ve clarified that this hack will work with any music app that supports Google Chrome Casting.