Originally Posted by Dan203
This is likely a CableLabs issue. None of this streaming stuff is really covered by the original CableCARD spec, so they have to get special permission from CableLabs for all of this stuff. CableLabs could be the one preventing them from allowing AirPlay.
That might be part of the reason, but I'm not convinced. Most channels/shows are set as "copy freely," and we can do all sorts of things with those shows that CableLabs probably doesn't like. I use kmttg all the time to download and archive shows and movies for later viewing.
I really see the restriction as being more of a way to protect Mini sales and monthly service fees. I have 1 Roamio and 2 Minis in my house, along with 3 Apple TVs. If Airplay was enabled, I'd seriously consider getting rid of 1 of those Minis on a TV that's not used very often. And now that Airplay can stream in the background in iOS 7, it's an even more attractive option since it doesn't monopolize the iPad/iPhone while streaming.
Another pie-in-the-sky dream of mine: Apple creates an app store for the Apple TV and TiVo writes an app for it. I'd definitely use that, even if it meant paying a monthly fee for the privilege.