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Reader Andy Grant has unfulfilled expectations of their iPad. He writes:
Not long ago I downloaded AmazonвЂ™s Instant Video application and was excited because of the proven fact that i really could now stream videos that are amazonвЂ™s my Apple television via AirPlay. But once I attempted it, all i acquired had been sound, no video clip. WhatвЂ™s taking place?
Thank you for visiting todayвЂ™s episode of вЂњThe Care and Feeding of Arcane Licensing Agreements.вЂќ It works a small something such as this:
Apparently every unit you employ to view video that is streaming to be blessed by those organizations offering and flow that video clip. Therefore while your вЂњInternetвЂќ television or Blu-ray player may allow Streaming Service X, Set Top Box Y doesnвЂ™t.
The restrictions are painfully laughable in the case of AppleвЂ™s products. The DirecTV iPad app, and HBO Go on an iOS device you canвЂ™t stream (or play via a video adapter) the video from such apps as Amazon Instant Video. The audio stream is fine, but no video clip. Nevertheless, you can stream anything you like from within Safari, including Amazon Instant Video, DirecTVвЂ™s online videos, and HBO Go if you have a laptop that supports AirPlay Mirroring under Mountain Lion (a recent MacBook Air, for example.