The update has added support for Bluetooth discovery for Apple’s Airplay, and the feature works with iOS devices which have Bluetooth 4.0.
Here’s one that will make educators and education network administrators realllllly happy. There’s a hidden gem in the AppleTV 6.1 update that was released today.
In addition to Bonjour over UDP negotiation for AirPlay, iOS 7.1 devices will also look for AirPlay sources using Bonjour over bluetooth when doing it’s scan! This means you do NOT need bonjour over UDP for AirPlay -discovery-. Once the host is discovered, AirPlay data is then transmitted over the normal network.
So basically the Apple TV will now work with Airplay over Bluetooth on a number of devices, which include the iPhone 5S, 5C, 4S and iPhone 5, as well as the iPad Mini and iPad, plus more Bluetooth 4.0 Apple devices.Filed Under: Apple, Technology News