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Christinaj1989 Level 1 (0 points)

I already got a Mac Mini with OSX Mountain Lion on it and love the airplay mirror-function. So I have decided to get OSX Mountain Lion for my laptop (Macbook Pro) as well but I do not see the airplay mirror-icon in the top menubar as I do on my mini. What has gone wrong or do I have to enable it somewhere?


MacBook Pro, OS X Mountain Lion, OSX 10.8
  • Kappy Level 10 (265,818 points)

    AirPlay

     

    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).

     

    Several Apple Articles Regarding AirPlay

     

    Apple TV (2nd and 3rd gen)- How to use AirPlay Mirroring

    How to set up and configure AirPort Express for AirPlay and iTunes

    Troubleshooting AirPlay and AirPlay Mirroring

    Using AirPlay

  • wjosten Level 10 (94,210 points)

    Your MacBook Pro needs to be a 2011 model or newer...is it?

  • mattmelcher Level 1 (0 points)

    Is there anyway to upgrade a 2010 model?  It is hardware or software driving it?

  • wjosten Level 10 (94,210 points)

    Nothing you can do through Apple, however, look at this:

     

    http://airparrot.com/

  • davisfromzurich Level 1 (0 points)

    I have an air mid-2011 and it doesn't work.  Is this false advertisement??

     

    Now I have to go and return this useless Apple TV since it won't work mirroring on my air.

  • aryazdani Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi,

     

    I got my iMAC in 2011, but I can not find my model supports the mirroring or not.

    in Display there is a button says "Show mirroring options in the menu bar when availabe" I ticked it but I can't see the Airplay icon in menu bar.

  • mr da Level 3 (510 points)

    You can see some information about your model by openning About This Mac > More Info....  If you hardware supports Airplay and has  up-to-date software yet you still aren't seeing an Airplay icon, you could try restart your Apple TV (can be done using an Apple remote) - worked for me.

  • mtersegno Level 1 (0 points)

    I had the same problem in not being able to view the airplay mirroring icon in my macbook pro top menubar. Simple solution -- 1. Open System Preferences, 2. Choose Displays, 3. in the bottom left corner of the Displays menu, choose "show mirroring options in the menu bar when available".  That's it! You can then activate Airplay mirroring via the Airplay icon in the menubar or in the Displays section under System Preferences. Obviously you need to activate the Airplay option under the iTV menu in order to communicate with your Mac. Hope this helped.

  • Pseudonut Level 1 (0 points)

    The funny thing about these discussions is that even those who are genuinely helpful, so often describe features that do not turn up on my display or appear anywhere elso on my system. I have a brand new IMac, AppleTV and a Wifi network that allows all other features of Apple TV. But as for mirroring, there is no sign of the mirroring icon on the menubar top left. Nor is there anything in the 'Display' setting about mirroring. The AirPlay option is there on the Apple TV settings and duly turned on - but nothing happens. Can anyone explain why I do not have mirroring capability?

  • kenkev Level 1 (0 points)

    I have the exact same problem. Hope someone can help.

  • mtersegno Level 1 (0 points)

    Which version of Mac OS do you have? I am using Mac OS 10.8.2 (mountain lion). When I open Displays under System Preferences, the option for showing airplay mirroring in the toolbar is right there. I don't know if that option exists in previous versions of Mac OS. It might be worth it to upgrade to mountain lion ($20).

  • majorpepperidge Level 1 (0 points)

    I have the same issue as Pseudonut.  All hardware is current enough for mirroring to work, have been able to play Pandora from iPhone 4s through AppleTV- not consistetly, however. 

    I've purchased the upgrade Mountain Lion software on my Macbook Pro (early 2011). 

    I went to "displays"->"airplay mirroring"->"appletv"... my screen went blue for a few seconds and it returned w/ "no devices detected. 

    Now I have no ability to even select a dropbdown for "appletv".

     

    I have 6MB service through my ISP-about 3-5 concurrent devices at any given time on my network.  Should I upgrade by internet speed/service?

  • iFriendbhz Level 1 (0 points)

    Ok, I had this problem until 5 minutes ago. What i did:

     

    1 - disable Wi-Fi

    2 - disable Bluetooth (that's the great villain)

    3 - enable Wi-Fi

    4 - Icon Appears, able to conect. If you need Bluetooth, after you conected to Apple TV, you can Enable again.

     

    On iPhone 4S are the same steps, turn off Wi-Fi, turn off bluetooth, reconect wifi, tap twice at home button, scroll to volume, and the airplay is there.

     

    Hope I help!

  • iFriendbhz Level 1 (0 points)

    Ok, I had this problem until 5 minutes ago. What i did:

     

    1 - disable Wi-Fi

    2 - disable Bluetooth (that's the great villain)

    3 - enable Wi-Fi

    4 - Icon Appears, able to conect. If you need Bluetooth, after you conected to Apple TV, you can Enable again.

     

    On iPhone 4S are the same steps, turn off Wi-Fi, turn off bluetooth, reconect wifi, tap twice at home button, scroll to volume, and the airplay is there.

     

    Hope I help!

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