Just wanted to talk a little bit about an AirPlay alternative. I know for some people that was one of the biggest missing features.
The reason I miss it in particular is because of how the other options compare.
If you plug your iDevice into the USB port you have to be at it to change it, unless you have it in the other mode, which is similar to accessing music via DLNA, in that you have to scroll through things using your remote, and it's just terribly slow if you have a large music collection (who doesn't), which is why I was looking for something similar to AirPlay.
I've tried a few but I'll just get to what has worked for me, and if anyone has found anything better, maybe they can share.
I'm using iMediaShare Lite. The first good thing is that there's a light version, the pay version is something like 5.00. Bottom line for me is it works.
Things I'd change if I could: Music always starts off on Songs, I'd rather it start off at Artists, or what I left it at last. Also, the list of songs or artists doesn't have the quick shortcut that the built in music player app does, where I can go to the side and touch say J if I want to go to J, which is a lot faster than scrolling it all. It would also be nice if it would remember my DLNA device rather than making me choose it each time.
Otherwise it's good. You launch it, select Music, pick whatever you want to hear (It won't play automatically, you choose all you want to hear then click done) then choose your DLNA player, then it plays after about ten seconds.
You can also control the volume but it's an up or down gesture and I find it's hard to make small adjustments, say if you want to go from 48 to 50.
So any way that's what I'm using, it's good not great, but better than going through my collection with the remote or the iDevice connected to the receiver.