Airplay vs Miracast vs Chromecast vs DLNA
Since the Tivo Mini has been giving me a lot of pain, I started to think about other solutions. We own an Ipad Air and I thought why not get an Apple TV and just Airplay? I did some digging and read the threads in this forum and realize it's not possible without hacking. I read that HDMI out is not even possible either. Wow!
Okay, so those threads are pretty old. I have two questions...
1. Has anything changed? Can we Airplay now? LOL! Probably not.
2. Not really a question, but would like some info and education on all these products out there as the thread title indicates. I own a chromecast, so i know the difference between "mirroring" versus actually "casting" within an app designed specifically for it, in which case, the chromecast does all the work and your smartphone is free to do whatever since it's not mirroring.
So I'm perplexed why Airplay won't work.. Isn't Airplay mirroring your display? How does Tivo block mirroring? I understand Tivo not coding a casting icon in their stream app, but how do they go about blocking mirroring and even HDMI out?
So if mirroring with Airplay doesn't work, is it safe to assume that even if and when Tivo Stream arrives to Android, mirroring with Miracast or Samsung's Allshare Cast won't work either? And I think soon Chromecast will allow you to mirror whatever's on your smartphone too, so that won't work either?