Running Android, but what to use Apple’s AirPlay protocol? No problem! Check out these awesome AirPlay apps for Android…
The #1 Best AirPlay Apps For Android
- AllConnect – Play & Stream
- Zappo TV
- LocalCast for Chromecast
- AirPin PRO
- Twonky Beam
- DS Video
- Double Twist
- iMediaShare Lite
Things To Keep In Mind When Using AirPlay on Android
First and foremost, AirPlay and Android are not designed to work together, so for this reason things have a habit of NOT running smoothly.
All of the apps listed above work, but there are always issues – things not working for no apparent reason and/or wonky connections.
It’s a pain, to be honest. But when they do work – which happens 90% of the time – it’s great. I just want you to be aware that these apps aren’t always all that reliable.
Now, this isn’t Google’s fault. Nor is it anything to do with Android. It’s because Apple, in its infinite wisdom, has not added in support for Android, despite the fact that casting via Chromecast on iPhone is fairly straight-forward.
Alternatives To AirPlay? Simple: A Fire Stick or Chromecast…
If this all proves too much for you, which it very well might, you do have other options. Right now, if you’re an Android user, I would 100% recommend Amazon’s Fire Stick, or Chromecast. They’re cheap, work brilliantly, and you can use it to bypass AirPlay on most things, save for you Apple TV.
However, Apple TV is kind of a dud product now. When it came out Smart TVs were rare. Nowadays everybody has one – even my mum! So, yeah… Apple TV is slowly becoming obsolete. You even have hacked AirPlay alternatives that you can download and run like Rogue Amoeba’s Airfoil, which has components that work with AirPlay.
Bottomline? You can get AirPlay to work with Android, but it’s a pain in the ass, and it’s flakey at the best of times. My advice? Get a Fire Stick or a smart speaker like the Google Home Max and forget all about your Apple TV and streaming media using AirPlay…