Originally posted on VentureBeat:
Admittedly, Airplay is probably the most useful and important feature on the Apple TV. And yet, it’s also the feature that consistently disappoints me. Being able to mirror your iPad or Macbook screen on your TV is wonderful, but the only time I ever use it is to show short video clips and photo streams to a room full of people.
However, Vidora’s newly released iPad app actually uses Airplay intelligently, like a natural extension of its video discovery and curation service. Seriously, Vidora’s Airplay integration is how I’d imagine Apple TV’s UX if Apple wasn’t scared of cannibalizing iTunes video sales and started sorting content based on making it easier for users to find things. (Sort of like what would happen in a bizarro world if Woz was calling all the shots at Apple.) Also, Vidora’s Airplay integration means you don’t have to use the Apple remote, since all navigation happens via your iPad.