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Reader Andy Grant has unfulfilled expectations of his iPad. He writes:

Recently I downloaded Amazon’s Instant Video software and really was excited because of the proven fact that i possibly could now stream Amazon’s videos to my Apple television via AirPlay. Nevertheless when we attempted it, all i obtained had been sound, no movie. What’s happening?

Welcome to today’s episode of “The Care and Feeding of Arcane Licensing Agreements.” It really works a small something such as this:

Apparently every unit you employ to view video that is streaming become endowed by those organizations offering and flow that video clip. Therefore while your “Internet” television or Blu-ray player may allow Streaming Service X, Set Top Box Y does not.

The restrictions are painfully laughable in the case of Apple’s products. For an iOS unit you can’t stream (or play via a video clip adapter) the movie from such apps as Amazon Instant movie, the DirecTV iPad software, and HBO Go. The sound stream is fine, but no video clip. But, when you yourself have a laptop computer that supports AirPlay Mirroring under hill Lion (a recently available MacBook Air, as an example) it is possible to stream what you like from within Safari, including Amazon Instant movie, DirecTV’s online videos, and HBO Go.

“But undoubtedly this will be an issue that is technical. The iPad should never have the processing energy or pictures oomph to push this type or form of content to an Apple TV….” you recommend. Continue reading Playing Amazon Instant movie from iPad to TV. chosen by Macworld’s Editors