In my book Podcasting The Do it Your Self Guide I talk about a day when we will be listening or watching a program while making breakfast and as we leave for work the media would follow us into a device in our pocket or in our car. I probably should have applied for a patent on that idea back in 2005 as it may have came in handy today now that Apple has introduced Airplay.
What Apple is introducing with Airplay is pretty slick, your watching a video, listening to music etc on your iPhone or iPad and you want to start watching that on your Apple TV all you do is click the AirPlay logo, select the device and bam it transfers to the other device. I love the idea that my media moves with me. This is brilliant if I should say so myself.
When I was out at Ford talking with the team there I expressed my desire for such a feature to be built into Ford Sync. I am hoping now that this has been introduced that other companies jump on the bandwagon. It is definitively something that a lot of us are going to want. I want a 24/7 plugged in world to apply to all of my devices and if Apple makes it easier to use them all together then they are going to retain my business for a long time.
Even if you do not have a iPad, iPhone or have ordered a Apple TV you cannot help but be excited about what they are doing with this aspect of the new Apple TV.