Since AirPlay is an open standard, it was only a matter of time until the World’s Most Open OS™ (also known as Android) was able to play media to the Apple TV using it as the backend. That was made possible by the popular third-party media manager DoubleTwist receiving an update today. In addition to working with the Apple TV, AirPlay is supported by various Sonos audio systems.
The developers are touting this feature heavily, since it isn’t everyday that a non-Apple device gets tied in with iTunes so well:
Wirelessly sync your iTunes playlists, photos and videos with your Android phone using your home WiFi network.
To actually enable it, though, a five dollar add-on called AirSync is required. The AirSync plug-in allows for streaming media to DLNA and uPnP-enabled devices, like many TVs, computers, and the Xbox 360. From my own experience, DoubleTwist handles it with grace, not unlike the native iOS support for AirPlay.