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ASUS Cube unexpectedly includes (some) AirPlay support out of the box

Ben Drawbaugh

The début Google TV device from ASUS included several firsts for the platform, but a feature that slipped by our Cube review is the built-in ASUS Movie Player app's AirPlay support. GTVSource noticed it in the YouTube for iPad app and a few others, but in our testing YouTube and Netflix only displayed content via their own AirPlay-like features. We were able to watch videos from within the iOS Photos app (ones we took with the built-in camera) using standard AirPlay, but not still images themselves. Digging into the settings of the Cube reveals options to disable the service or to change the display name that shows up on AirPlay sources. Overall, more doesn't work than does, like AirPlay mirroring from iPads or Macs. That sort of inconsistent compatibility probably isn't enough to push it past downloadable options like Airtight, but it is a welcome out-of-the-box treat that we hope sees improvements over time.

Gallery: ASUS Cube with AirPlay | 4 Photos

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