HT5209: iOS: Use AirPlay MirroringLearn about iOS: Use AirPlay Mirroring
Currently Being ModeratedMay 4, 2012 7:47 PM (in response to Ingeborgfromnv)
If it plays on the desktop check in the controls area (usually volume, FF, etc) of the video you are watching. There should be a box with a triangle on it. Pressing that should allow you to select the Apple TV and send the video to it.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 4, 2012 8:58 PM (in response to sdpitbull)
That is not entirely correct. You can only airplay from within iTunes on a Mac. Mac mirroring will be coming with Mountain Lion.
In the meantime one can try airparrot
Currently Being ModeratedMay 10, 2012 8:28 AM (in response to vazandrew)
Thanks Vazandrew for giving me the answer. Your response matched what I was told by the Apple TV technician expert except that he did not mention that Airparrot will solve the problem.
AIRPARROT.... hurray!!!!! No iTunes needed. You can do anything on your laptop and it will show up on the big TV screen. After running a free 20 minute test trial at airparrot, I signed up for 5 Apple laptop hook-ups for $30. A great deal as I now can take my Apple TV unit anywhere and just install it through a friend's Apple laptop or my house guests can utilize the mirror feature through their Macs. Yesterday, I watched a German TV channel broadcast on the big screen, reception was almost perfect. Sometimes the picture stuttered a bit but the problem has nothing to do with Airparrot rather with my wireless connection/my speed reception in the different rooms.
I just bought a Linksys Maximum Performance Dual-Band N900 Router (E4200v2) to maximize the wireless speed. I will also install the Amped Wireless High Power Wireless-N Smart Repeater and Range Extender (SR300. I think I end up with perfect broadcast reception even when others are online at the same time.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 1, 2012 5:17 AM (in response to vazandrew)
Airparrot does not support MacBook Pro's. No mention of this until you have given them $10.00 though.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 1, 2012 5:47 AM (in response to Ingeborgfromnv)
is it possible to switch off the mac-screen (blackscreen for example) while its being mirrored on the television?
Currently Being ModeratedAug 1, 2012 7:48 AM (in response to altsan)
I have been using Airparrot successfully with my MacBook Pro.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 1, 2012 7:51 AM (in response to Ingeborgfromnv)
I got a message saying there was a known issue with MacBook pro's as it had to install a second graphics driver. Maybe it's the Intel version or a certain graphics card. Either way, they should point it what Mac products it won't support before they take your money.