$35 Raspberry Pi Brings AirPlay to Any HDTV [Video]

Posted January 21, 2012 at 12:16am by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 14911 views

Raspberry Pi, a credit-card sized computer that plugs into your television, will let you add AirPlay capabilities to any HDTV.

The Model A device features a 700 MHz ARM 11 processor, 128 MB of RAM, and HDMI, RCA Video, Audio, USB 2.0, and SD Card ports for just $25. The Model B device offers an Ethernet port and a bump to 256MB of RAM for just $35.

Dom, a developer behind the project explains how AirPlay works:

A small AirPlay service runs in the background and announces itself (using Bonjour) as an Apple TV2. This means when playing a video on an iOS device, an Airplay menu option becomes available to send the video to that device.

The R-Pi does a little communication with the iOS device and gets an http URL to play. This may point to the iOS device or the internet. The media player on R-Pi plays the video from that URL.


Main production of the Raspberry Pi is set to begin this month. You can learn more about it at the link below...

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Myappletv - January 21, 2012 at 8:16pm
Will it support android devices?
Mikael - January 21, 2012 at 6:53pm
And it runs XBMC :) yeeyy!
nir-hus - January 21, 2012 at 6:38pm
I like it, especially for $35. Planning to give it a run once available. Dr. Nir Hus MD., PhD, General Surgery, Trauma and Critical Care Medicine. Miami Florida http://www.NirHus.com http://www.Nir-Hus.org @NirHus
TheKid - January 21, 2012 at 10:36am
Is this device approved by apple? I highly doubt it! It's probably going to get shut down due to apples incredible legal power and then an iPhone update will come out to prevent the device from working! I think ppl at apple are the first to order these devices!
TheBoss - January 21, 2012 at 4:41pm
Exactly how can Apple shut down a computer manufacturer because someone implements AirPlay on it? In case you hadn't noticed, you can get Airplay on any Windows 7 PC...
scamster - January 21, 2012 at 1:09am
Clever! I like it.
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