AirPlayer is an application developed by Erica Sadun that allows users to stream their content to any Mac. It’s free, and currently does not require a jailbroken device. However, a non-jailbroken device can only stream certain types of content. Stuff that’s DRM’d won’t work.
This is a very cool application, and it may be useful for those who don’t have an Apple TV. If you happen to have a nice, large monitor or one of those Mac Minis with the HDMI out, you already have a more capable Apple TV on your desk.
We installed the App and ran it. It’s very straightforward, and the entire process–from download to streaming playback–took less than a minute.
Have a look, it’s still in its early stages, but shows promise: Download AirPlayer here
As we’ve mentioned, Apple is definitely trying to hit the living room hard with these devices: AirPlay is probably their way into that area. Then, of course, there’s gaming.