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Why is Airplay not working? (Late 2011 Model!)

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Nov 10, 2012 1:58 AM

I have a late 2011 model MacBook Pro (see attatched screenshot - checked using my serial number on support site) and there is no option for airplay over AppleTV. I am confused, because according to everything I have read, I should be able to utilize the feature? Even weirder is a friend of mine has the same model MacBook and it works fine for him...

Thanks in advance!

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MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.5), Late 2011 model
  • Malignance Level 4 Level 4 (3,375 points)
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    Nov 10, 2012 2:24 AM (in response to

    Do you have iTunes open on your MacBook and Home Sharing turned on?

    If you attempting to use AirPlay Mirroring you need 10.8 Moutain Lion first.

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    Nov 10, 2012 3:47 AM (in response to

    Check out the following requirements and see if you meet all of them:



    Requirements for AirPlay Mirroring in OS X Mountain Lion:

    An Apple TV

    Supported Macs: 
    AirPlay Mirroring in OS X Mountain Lion takes advantage of the hardware video encoding capabilities of 2nd and 3rd Generation Intel Core processors. Hardware video encoding allows AirPlay Mirroring to efficiently deliver high frame rates while maintaining optimal system performance. The following Mac models have processors that support AirPlay Mirroring:

    • iMac (Mid 2011 or newer)
    • Mac mini (Mid 2011 or newer)
    • MacBook Air (Mid 2011 or newer)
    • MacBook Pro (Early 2011 or newer)



    Hope this helps


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