5 Replies Latest reply: Oct 28, 2012 12:23 PM by Willknitforbeer
ClintT Level 1 (0 points)

I have a MacBook Pro and after upgrading, my AirPlay Mirroring isn't working.  I don't even see the icon

MacBook Pro
  • markwmsn Level 5 (5,572 points)

    Is your MacBook Pro new enough?


    "AirPlay Mirroring requires a second-generation Apple TV or later, and is supported on the following Mac models: iMac (Mid 2011 or newer), Mac mini (Mid 2011 or newer), MacBook Air (Mid 2011 or newer), and MacBook Pro (Early 2011 or newer)."

  • jrgrana Level 1 (5 points)

    It just doesn't work as promised in the lliterature"


    Here's what I wrote to apple - hope it doesn't fall in dumb ears

    After a frustrating 2 hour call on why airplay in Mountain Lion did not work properly  - see transcript of case # 356682008 - i was told to connect via ethernet cable to identify the issue. Ethernet Cable - in my household they went the way of dinosaurs as the one feature that made me upgrade to mountain lion was the ability to use airplay wirelessly - without having to connect the $60 Apple cable to my HDTV anymore. I do not even know the last time I had an ethernet cabe in my hands.


    The fact that nowhere in your literature as of this morning requested an ethernet cable as part of the specification for use of the features of Mountain Lion basically equates to false advertising - either that or the MacBook Pro you sold me lack some of the functions that you were supposed to provide - I would like to know how are you going to fix this situation that does not require me to waste any more of my billable time with you.

  • Radiation Mac Level 5 (4,645 points)

    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

  • Willknitforbeer Level 1 (0 points)

    My Macbook pro is new enough but i am unable to connect. any help appreciated...uhmm connecting to my vizio tv with an hdmi cable and rocket fish connector/conversion thingy. i could connect before now option is greyed out and no icon in toolbar as before.




  • Willknitforbeer Level 1 (0 points)

    okay, i fixed it but I don't really know how. I just unplugged and plugged in my cables and the icon and eventually the screen appeared.