13 Replies Latest reply: Nov 19, 2012 8:07 PM by Chef Steven
JMERTA Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I have an apple tv 3 and an early 2011 macbook pro mountain lion, i can airplay my music to the apple tv from my macbook on itunes but there is no button on my menu bar for airplay and it does not come up in the displays settings?

I want it to Airplay mirror onto my Apple tv.

 

can any one help


MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.5)
  • 1. Re: ATV HELP
    Chef Steven Level 1 Level 1 (85 points)
  • 2. Re: ATV HELP
    JMERTA Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I followed the link and it says "Note: if the airplay option does not appear in the display options menu your device is not compatible." but just above it says compatible devices and Macbook Pro, Early 2011, which mine is appears on this list?

  • 3. Re: ATV HELP
    Chef Steven Level 1 Level 1 (85 points)

    is it running Mt lion?

  • 4. Re: ATV HELP
    Chef Steven Level 1 Level 1 (85 points)

    do you have the airplay icon at the top?

  • 5. Re: ATV HELP
    JMERTA Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    i believe it is running mountain lion, how do i check, and no i dont have the icon

  • 6. Re: ATV HELP
    Chef Steven Level 1 Level 1 (85 points)

    follow previos link. And under the list of macs that work it says (whick mac do I have) and follow instructions. Or on the top left there is an apple. Click it. then click about this mac. Now click on more info. then system report. There you will see model identifier. Now what MBpro you need you need you have to  to google it or what to see if ithers will reply BC I do not know

  • 7. Re: ATV HELP
    Chef Steven Level 1 Level 1 (85 points)

    I think it should say this

     

    Early 2011 Model ID: MacBookPro8,2

    OS: 10.8.2 Mountain Lion

     

     

     

    OS number may be higher after newer updates

  • 8. Re: ATV HELP
    Chef Steven Level 1 Level 1 (85 points)

    are they bosth on the same network? Wifi or hard wired? BC if not then it will not show in the menu bar

  • 9. Re: ATV HELP
    JMERTA Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    yes they are both on the same network,

     

    it says Macbook Pro 8,1

    System version:

    Mac OS X 10.7.5 (11G63)

  • 10. Re: ATV HELP
    Chef Steven Level 1 Level 1 (85 points)

    You have one of these

    MacBook Pro (13-inch, Late 2011)MacBookPro8,1

    MD314xx/A

    MD313xx/A

    13.3"/2.8 i7/2x2GB/750-5400

    13.3"/2.4 i5/2x2GB/500-5400

    MacBook Pro (13-inch, Early 2011)MacBookPro8,1MC700xx/A13.3"/2.7 i7/2x2GB/500-5400
    MC724xx/A13.3"/2.3 i5/2x2GB/320-5400

     

    sorry to say you need 10.8.X. mac os version. You are running Lion and you have MB pro 8,1 not 8,2. As far as I know you need 8,2 with MT lion. Did you buy it just before the new ones came out? IF so You may still be able to do it by getting MT lion. I would check with an apple store BC you may/or were able to get it for free if you bought it 30 or 14 days before the release date. By now you may have to pay for it.

    Sorry for the bad news

  • 11. Re: ATV HELP
    Chef Steven Level 1 Level 1 (85 points)

    I did see 8,1 can do it but it comes from other sites so I do know how much I trust it though???! all you need is Mt lion

  • 12. Re: ATV HELP
    JMERTA Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Yes it seems that i need mountain lion. ill download it now. hope it works, thankyou for your help

  • 13. Re: ATV HELP
    Chef Steven Level 1 Level 1 (85 points)

    no problem. Just don't forget to click the solved or helped button on the right