One of the features Apple mixed into the secret sauce for iOS 4.2 is called AirPlay, and it lets you stream video from an iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad to an Apple TV over a home network. In other words, you can start playing a video on your mobile device, and send it to your TV with just a few clicks. It also supports audio.

The problem is that out of the box, you can only send video from the default iOS video player. Try sending video from any other app and you’ll only hear an audio stream. Yesterday TUAW published details on a workaround that lets you stream video from third party apps. And today a TUAW reader has put the hack into app form. It’s called AirVideoEnabler, and it’s now available as a free download from the Cydia store for jailbroken iOS devices.

If you don’t feel like jailbreaking your device, you’ll probably have to wait until Apple adds AirPlay video support for third party apps.

You can check out a video of AirVideoEnabler after the break.

Brad Linder

Brad Linder is editor of Liliputing and Mobiputing. He's been tinkering with mobile tech for decades and writing about it since...