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AirPlay Mirroring doesn't work even with the specified hardware/software

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Oct 7, 2012 1:12 AM



I have a late 2011 (OS X 10.7.5) MBP and a Sep  2012 Apple TV (MD199LL/A) with the updated software 5.1.


AirPlay Mirror icon doesn't appear in the menu bar.


No options/icons or texts related to AirPlay mirroring in System Preferences > Displays either. Checked detect displays, still no.


Updated all the software in both the MBP and the Apple TV on Oct 6th 2012 late evening/night and restarted both a couple of times, still no signs of AirPlay Mirror icon or option.


BTW, AirPlay works with iTunes, so I can hear music from MBP on my TV.


AirPlay Mirroring works with the latest iPad (as of Sep 2012) as well.


I think one or two people have reported this issue on the forum in response to some question/discussion. Thought it deserved starting a new topic in case some Apple folks are listening.


Perhaps their adverstising or guidelines need an update to remove references of AirPlay mirroring working with 2011 or newer MBPs. Perhaps they meant 2012 or newer?

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.5)


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