It is no secret that Airplay has done miracles for the users who want to stream their common media files from devices that operate on the iOS. Still, what happens if a user wants to run Airplay on an Android device?
Of course, in order to do this, you will need to use several third party applications.
Furthermore, you may be surprised to learn that streaming media files or other content to an Apple TV from an Android device is not that complicated.
In addition, the users will also have the option to choose between several apps which can enable you to do this, and not only one.
Applications that can enable you to stream Android files to Apple TV
- Twonky Beam
This service is perfect for streaming video apps. It is compatible with both, Android and iOS platforms, and comes with a dual Airplay-DLNA features, and at the same time it has the functionality that makes it compatible with different types of TVs and streaming boxes. And the best part is that the users do not need to worry about the transmission standards. Among these, the Apple TV and the Xbox 360 are included.
The users can save media files from their local network to the mobile devices; while the content is streamed on the Apple TV can be done by sharing content between the devices on the home network in the presence of an UpnP standard.
Still, you need to use Android 4.0 or iOS 6.0 version if you want to use this free service.
This is another application which enables you to stream content from your mobile device to your Apple TV or other devices that have Airplay enabled. The user can also communicate with Chromecast, because this application offers DLNA support along with communication for Xbox 360, One, and Amazon Fire TV etc. In addition, with Allcast you can stream content from your Dropbox account or Google drive, along with any other storage device. Still, if you want to enjoy the full benefits and advantages of this application, you will need to pay the $5 fee. And believe me, it is the best money spent.
- Apple TV Airplay Media Player
No doubt you are quire familiar with the Apple TV Airplay. You may be aware that this service was specially developed to be used only with the Apple TV. It offers great functionality that enables the users to stream content based on the Android OS, and content that is stored on the local network to your Apple TV. At the same time, it can be used to convert your Android Device into a remote control as well.
In this way, you can browse, search or share content from different online sources, among which, video podcasts can be included.
Still, it is important to know that you must be using Android 2.1 version or newer, and you should have working ZappoTV account setup, before you can use this application.
If you are willing to pay the small upgrade fee, you can get DLNA and UpnP connectivity.
This app is for those who are only interested in music and only want to use one music player. This app has all the features of Airplay and offers DLNA connectivity to the users, and it even acts as a transmitter. In this way, the user can choose their respective music player , among which services such as Google Play Music, Spotify can be used, while at the same time giving the streaming ability to the existing AirPort express, Samsung Smart TV, PS3 or Apple TV.
Still, there is a catch with this app, because it requires an Android device to be rooted. On top of that, this service is not free and it will cost you 5 Euros, if you want to continue using it after the free trial period expires.
- Double Twist
In the last several months, one of the apps which have become fan favorite is Double twist. It was labeled as a “triple threat” due to its multiple functions.
For started, it can be used as a unified music player, but at the same time is a useful podcast manager as well.
Perhaps the biggest vantage point of this app is the option to sync your iTunes media collection. And in this the music and video playlists are included as well as other image files. In order to do this, you can use your desktop computer (MAC or Windows) and the Android device.
Still, in order to unlock the AirSyn and Airplay functions, you will need to pay the $5 fee. But, with the purchase you will also get the DLNA support unlocked which serves as an equalizer, album art search function, and it enables you to remove podcast ads.
The best part about the Double twist is the fact that it can stream to any device which is compatible with the Airplay standard and is connected to the same Wi-Fi network. To install this Apps not is need to have Jailbreak on your Apple TV, this can install directly to stream any files from Android to your Apple VT device for free.
Therefore, you have the complete list of services which can assist you in cases you want to have access to the full functionality of your Apple TV. Previously the Android users were complaining that they did not have anything on the Apple TV for their device, however, thanks to the applications which we explained above and which you can download from the Google Play store, we are sure your experience will get much better.
Please let us know in the comments, how was your experience using these services.