Has anyone gotten the new peer-to-peer Airplay feature to work? I have iOS 8 GM on my phone and Apple TV 7.0 just released today installed on an Apple TV and am not seeing the Airplay option. Both devices have Bluetooth and WiFi turned on, just not connected to a network.
"Apple's new peer-to-peer AirPlay feature and the iOS 8/Yosemite video capturing capabilities will be available to the public this fall, following the official launch of iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite."
From reading elsewhere the peer-to-peer part uses wifi direct which will take both devices off a WiFi network and connect to only to each other. Meaning you won't have internet access on an iPad when presenting.
I'm more curious about bbelew saying he was able to get AirPlay working across networks. Bonjour has never worked across subnets so I'm doubtful that this is actually happening.
cbroughton -- The way I understood it working originally was basically using bluetooth to advertise it's existence allowing the device to connect to it regardless of which subnet it's on. Which is how it is functioning for me currently in my tests.
Now I'll look at buying some Apple TV's for our boardrooms. It was just too clunk before.
I've heard it works with a limited number of ATV models but I'm assuming the newest ones on the shelf should be fine.
Hit the new iOS Deployment Reference. http://help.apple.com/deployment/ios/
Here's the specific bit about peer-to-peer Airplay. Most if not all of your questions as to how it works are here.
Its working here, didn't start working till GM builds. I took an Apple TV Rev A version and updated to GM version and updated to latest iOS 8 on iPad 4th Gen. Simply turn on AppleTV without network connections, the only thing hooked up was the HDMI to the TV. Then on iPad it simply showed up in Control Center. Note you may have to scroll down in the Airplay panel, it doesn't expand for me if there are other devices under iPad after clicking on Airplay button.
Just make sure you are using the correct AppleTV RevA and newer models of Apple devices and it should work!
Also, I was able to browse the internet on my iPad and display it as I was hooked up to the AppleTV! Was browsing pictures on Google and doing searches for different things so I know it wasn't cached or anything.
So to me it looks like true peer to peer and should be able to browse the internet while presenting peer to peer from what I have seen.
Peer-to-peer AirPlay requires:
Apple TV (3rd generation rev A Model A1469 or later) with Apple TV software 7.0
iOS devices (2012 or later) with iOS 8
Mac computers (2012 or later) with OS X Yosemite version 10.10