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Dual monitor Apple TV

2116 Views 2 Replies Latest reply: Jan 2, 2013 1:10 PM by John Fenton RSS
Branderen Calculating status...
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Jan 2, 2013 11:43 AM



I have just purchased Apple Tv 3rd gen. And I have a mid 2011 15'' MBP that supports Airplay. I was now wondering if it was possible to run e.g. my MBP Desktop as Desktop1 and the Apple tv as an extended desktop, lets call it desktop 2 so that I can drag random movie clips etc from DT1 to 2 and watch it in Full screen on DT2 (the apple tv) while using DT1. I can only see the option to mirror my desktops.

  • Rudegar Level 6 Level 6 (18,420 points)
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    Jan 2, 2013 1:00 PM (in response to Branderen)

    If your Mac IN on the supported list yes


    Otherwise you need to use the program called airparrot to do it

  • John Fenton Level 1 Level 1 (75 points)
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    Jan 2, 2013 1:10 PM (in response to Rudegar)

    I don't believe that AirPlay natively supports desktop extension for any models. It supports mirroring on supported Macs running Mountain Lion. You can mirror one of two displays, but there has to be an attached display to mirror.


    AirParrot does support desktop extension, in essence "mirroring" a non-existent physically-attached display. But I haven't tried AirParrot, so I can't vouch for its performance.


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