The Apple TV started out as a curious little thing and was even referred to by the late Steve Jobs as "a hobby" gadget. It's a great item to add to your growing collection of iDevices. With the Apple TV, you will be able to access your multimedia content such as photos, videos, and music in 1080p HD. With AirPlay, you can easily stream content straight from your iPhone, iPad and iPod touch to your HDTV. So for Apple TV owners, here are some of the best AirPlay ready apps for Apple TV.
Top 6 Airplay Ready Apps for Apple TV
If you are a budding filmmaker, then you will have a lot to like about Apple’s basic video editing software, iMovie. When it comes to amateur moviemaking on the OS X and iOS, iMovie is pretty much the de-facto standard. Instead of streaming other people's videos via Apple TV, why not wirelessly stream your own masterpieces? Like most of Apple's apps, iMovie makes the complex process of filmmaking fun and easy. With an Apple TV, the iMovie experience is taken one step further. Now start streaming those home movies and trailers on your big screen.
Download iMovie ($4.99)
When it comes to subscription services for TV episodes and movies, it's really hard to beat the world leading Netflix. Of course, you have folks saying "I'll Netflix it" whenever you tell them to check out a TV series or movie. In the most recent update for the official Netflix app, Airplay and HD streaming has been added. Apple TV has its own built-in Netflix app, so you may want to disable Airplay mirroring first. On top of that, Airplay streaming is only available in iOS 7. With Netflix's massive library of TV series and movies, this is certainly one of the best Airplay ready apps for Apple TV.
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4. N.O.V.A. 3 - Near Orbit Vanguard Alliance
But of course, you can't mention Airplay streaming without talking about games. At one point while playing your favorite game on your iPhone or iPad, the thought of getting the action to the big screen has likely crossed your mind. And obviously, if you are going to throw a game into the big screen, it would be preferable if you use some of the best looking games around. In that case, you can't go wrong with N.O.V.A. 3, the best-in-class first person shooter for the iOS. Controls can be quite tricky when playing on a small screen like with the iPhone, so Airplay streaming definitely comes in handy.
Download N.O.V.A. 3 ($6.99)
3. Pandora Radio
Other than streaming video and games, another core function of the Apple TV is for streaming music. So why should you stream your music to your big screen? Well, if you have a top-of-the-line (or just decent) TV speaker system, then you are pretty much golden on your music listening needs. Sure enough, this beats using the built-in speaker of the iPad or a cheap speaker dock. So why Pandora? It's really a personal choice. You may also use other radio Airplay enabled apps such as Spotify, Slacker, SoundCloud, and even iTunes.
Download Pandora (FREE)
I'm not really a fan of reading news articles on a television screen, there's just something about it that feels weird. However, I won't deny that there are folks that enjoy reading their news on the big screen. So I might as well include a high quality news app on this list. With that said, you can't go wrong with Flipboard, a very stylish way to catch up on the news you care about. Flipboard's focus on the aesthetics really translates well into the big screen. Just make sure that you set the font to the largest possible for the best reading experience.
Download Flipboard (FREE)
1. Real Racing 3
Real Racing 3 from gaming giant Electronic Arts is definitely one of the best mobile racing games in existence. Official licensed tracks? Check! Healthy roster of licensed cars? Check! Mind-blowing graphics? You bet! This is the best racing experience that you can have on your iOS device, especially if you are into simulation. With Airplay, you will be able to bring a gorgeous racing experience to your TV screen.
Download Real Racing 3 (FREE)
So these are the best Airplay ready apps for Apple TV. If you have other apps in mind, feel free to share them in the comment section below.Contact Us for News Tips, Corrections and Feedback