Here’s one that will make educators and education network administrators realllllly happy. There’s a hidden gem in the AppleTV 6.1 update that was released today.
In addition to Bonjour over UDP negotiation for AirPlay, iOS 7.1 devices will also look for AirPlay sources using Bonjour over bluetooth when doing its scan! This means you do NOT need bonjour over UDP for AirPlay -discovery-. Once the host is discovered, AirPlay data is then transmitted over the normal network.
UPDATE! This requires devices that support Bluetooth 4.0. See the end of the article for a list.
1) Apple TV with version 6.1 (released 3/10/14)
2) iOS device with version 7.1 (released 3/10/14)
3) IP connectivity between the two devices
4) Bluetooth 4.0 compatible devices
I tried a Mac with 10.9.2 and it didn’t see the AppleTV as an AirPlay source over bluetooth. That may be coming in a future update.
As you can see on my iOS device, it’s on a Wifi network with a 10.6.X.X subnet address. This VLAN does not have bonjour enabled at all. However, it is routable to the 10.10.X.X subnet. Also make sure bluetooth is enabled on your iOS device.
List of iOS devices that Support BT 4.0:
iPod Touch 5th Gen
iPad 3rd Gen
iPad 4th Gen
iPad Mini 1st Gen
iPad Mini 2nd Gen
AppleTV 3rd Gen
AppleTV 3rd Gen Rev A