One of the most popular category of apps on the Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick are apps that add Apple AirPlay capabilities to the devices. Three out of the five most purchased apps by AFTVnews readers in 2014 were AirPlay apps, so it’s worth mentioning when a new player enters the AirPlay game. Airtight is a new app that promises to turn any Fire TV or Fire TV Stick into an AirPlay receiver, and it does so for just $0.99. That’s the same price as the full version (via in-app purchase) of AirBuddy, the previous cheapest app, but Airtight promises more features.
There are now 6 different AirPlay apps compatible with the Fire TV and Fire TV Stick. I’ve personally tried two, AirReceiver and Mirroring360, and would recommend AirReceiver. My only complaint is that after about 15 minutes of streaming music from a Mac, it occasionally stutters for a split-second before resuming to play the audio. It’s as if it’s “refreshing” the stream or something. Otherwise, I’ve been pretty happy with the app.
Airtight is most noteworthy for its cheap $0.99 price tag compared to most of the other apps in its genre. It doesn’t currently support mirroring, but the developer says it will be added in a future update. When it’s added, it will have an advantage over AirBuddy which also does not support mirroring. AirBuddy is free but requires a $0.99 in-app purchase if you want to use it for longer than 15 minutes at a time. If you give Airtight a try, be sure to let us know what you think in the comments.