Apple is working hard to make its AirPlay technology the only thing that you need to use to get your content from your portable device to the big screen. AirPlay is even better when others are able to take this technology and integrate it into other devices.
Developer Yossie has done this with a Google TV app called AirTight. The app only costs 99 cents and is available in the Play Store. Once installed, it is very easy to use. All you do is boot it up and you are ready to ready to go. The apps interface is very simple and just says, “Waiting for Connections.” Whether you keep the app on the main screen or navigate away it will still be functional.
As long as your Google TV is on, the app is running in the background, and you are on the same network streaming content to your TV should work effortlessly. On your iOS device you will then see the Apple TV share icon appear. You can then share pictures, videos, and DRM free content right to the Google TV. The videos load quickly and stream at high quality from your iPhone or iPad. The app also works in sharing content from iTunes on your computer through AirPlay as well as sending videos from YouTube or other online sources.
Yossie notes that AirPlay Mirroring is not currently available. They are also looking into supporting streaming music through AirTight.
The application has worked incredibly well. I only saw a few load times here and there but was extremely happy with the results. If you are looking for an alternative to sending content from your iOS device to the TV without an Apple TV, this application is what you have been waiting for.