Those who own an old Apple TV it is better not to install iOS 16, At least for now: It appears that with this update most content can no longer be transferred from iPhone via AirPlay.
This is about Apple TV 2nd and 3rd generation models onlythat is, those that were released respectively in 2010 and 2012. The Dutch have noted iCreate Magazinewhich defines in an article what they look like DRM-protected content only To blow up the connection between the two devices. Big problem when you think they come next Cut off all streaming services Like Netflix, Disney+, Hulu, and Apple TV+ itself.
Basically, if you try to AirPlay a movie or TV show of one of these services from your iPhone with iOS 16 to your Apple TV 2 or Apple TV 3, a message appears telling you the following:
An error occurred while loading this content. Please try again later.
If you try to do the same with the iPhone instead With iOS 15.7, AirPlay works smoothly. This could be a mistake Apple could solve it with an iOS update in the future, but two more releases follow the first version of iOS 16 (at the time of writing iOS 16.0.3 is available, while for Apple TV 3 the latest available update is version 7.9 released on March 14th) and none of them fixed it, which may also mean that it’s about deliberate change related to stringent digital rights management requirements.
Gradually abandoning this compatibility might make sense even in the face of the fact that In recent months, many services have abandoned support for older Apple TV devicesExamples are YouTube, CBS All Access, Crunchyroll, and MLB At Bat.
As we said, the second and third generation of Apple TVs were launched on the market between 2010 and 2012: thus they are the most recent Over ten years of support since launch And more than six since the end of marketing (Apple TV 3 stopped selling at the end of 2016), so it’s surprising that support has lasted so long.
but just why At the time it was sold for only 79 eurosThere are still many of them today, and they are often an essential part of home theater devices. As a result, the loss of a major feature like AirPlay, without any official announcement from Apple, may come as a disappointment to many people. All that’s left is to wait to see if it really comes up Wrong or market choice.