It always manages to delight us when large companies and corporations release their applications onto devices like the iPhone and iPad which allow us to watch digital content such as movies and TV shows by streaming it through their app onto our devices. That’s all well and good and presents itself as perfect situation in most cases, but what if we want to take advantages of AirPlay and want to wirelessly send that content to our high definition televisions? Not in this life. Certain providers believe that shouldn’t be allowed and have removed this feature from their software.
But considering the restrictions applied by large companies like DirecTV, Amazon and HBO, with customers even paying monthly subscriptions for these services, it seems rather restrictive to say that the content is entirely restricted to that one device. In the past, the jailbreak community have had workarounds for this kind of thing, but unfortunately, they don’t seem to be working anymore and therefore require a shining knight to step forward and take the mantle.
Enter the UnrestrictPremium package, which aims to provide some of the power back to the end-user by adding a compatibility layer behind-the-scenes which effectively re-enables the damage which the developers have done within the app. The enhancement doesn’t offer full compatibility with all streaming apps of this nature, but at the time of writing, it does allow AirPlay features within the DirecTV, Amazon, Instant Video, HBO GO and MAX GO offerings that are available on the official App Store. One of the good things about the package and something that shows the foresight of the developer is that the xCon tweak is installed as a direct dependency to bypass any jailbreak detection which developers have included as part of their builds.
Due to the requirements of AirPlay Mirroring features, the UnrestrictPremium tweak is only compatible with the iPhone 4S, iPad 2 and the new iPad over the condition that they are running iOS 5.1 or above. As well as allowing AirPlay mirroring directly to the Apple TV set top box, the package also allows users to send the content to an HDMI connected television through an official dock connection component.
UnrestrictPremium is available as a $2.99 download from the BigBoss repository with package options being accessible from the Settings app.