Stream media with oPlayer
Stream video files not supported by Apple from your iPad to Apple TV
Stream video files, that aren’t supported by Apple, from your iPad to Apple TV
Apple’s Videos app is pretty basic (though you can be sure that’s intentional) and many want more flexibility when it comes to playing films or other videos from an iOS device over AirPlay to an Apple TV. oPlayer is an app that lets you do far more than Apple allows, and there’s even a free version, alongside the ad-free, paid option.
The first big difference is that oPlayer lets you load many different types of video file, not just those approved by Apple. So AVIs, MKVs and all kinds of other obscure audio and video formats can be played without the need for any conversion.
Just as importantly, it also lets you create an instant wireless connection between your Mac and your iPad and transfer films manually, which means none of that tedious syncing.
It can see your iPad’s photos, has a built-in web browser and has access to the iTunes Store. When you watch a video you can access more controls, such as playback speed, aspect ratio and subtitling where available, as well as beaming the signal to your Apple TV using AirPlay. Hollin Jones