I want to be able to send airplay video out TO another iOS device .

Apple currently does NOT natively allow this obvious functionality on their devices. arghh.

In my case, I have an older iPhone connected directly to a television; From the safety of my sofa, I want to beam video&photos wirelessly to that phone. Yes, I know I could just purchase another ATV but why not repurpose/reuse my old device? Also, with such a solution, while travelling with other iOS club members we can use&abuse each others’ phones in this way!

Solutions:

  • AIRSERVER: not for DRM protected content, requires Cydia (JailbrokenPhone).  http://www.iphoneheat.com/2011/06/airserver-turn-your-iphone-ipad-ipod-touch-into-an-airplay-receiver/
    – AirServer is compatible with a wide variety of AirPlay enabled third party applications. Vevo, PBS, StreamToMe, AirVideo, YouTube.
  • AIRVIEWonly does audio airplay BUT doesn’t require Cydia!
    http://www.iphoneheat.com/2011/01/turn-your-iphoneipadipod-touch-into-an-airplay-receiver-with-airview/
    – AirView is compatible with stock Music apps, Spotify, Pandora, etc.
  • AIRTUNER: no longer available – http://www.macstories.net/reviews/airtuner-turns-iphones-and-ipads-into-airplay-receivers/
  • AIRFLOAT – implementation of AirPlay-Audio (RAOP (Remote Audio Output Protocol)): src is on GitHub.
    http://ios.wonderhowto.com/how-to/turn-any-ipad-iphone-ipod-touch-into-airplay-receiver-without-jailbreaking-0156869/. Requires sideloading into Emu4iOS which you can get from emu4ios.net (uses certificate-based Enterprise distribution… which now fails due to their certificate being revoked and the date-rollback hack not working anymore)(try installing from src if you are a developer).
  • GBA4iIOS – another emulator approch that no longer installs. ReadHere
  • Give up and purchase an ATV, Raspberry Pi via Raspbmc, etc.

Read more about Sideloading & open-source here.