The private key for Apple’s AirTunes has been reverse engineered from an Airport Express, and is now available for public download. In layman’s terms, this means that both software and hardware can now be modified to receive music streams directly from iTunes. Previously, iTunes and 3rd party software could stream media only to an Apple Airport Express—which, in turn, can feed iTunes audio to stereo and speaker systems. Now, applications like Plex and XBMC, along with supported hardare, will be able to stream music sent from iTunes/iOS without the Airport middleman.
This is very exciting news for developers and hardware creators, and users will likely see support for receiving iTunes streams in various apps in due time.