2 Replies Latest reply: Oct 10, 2012 3:54 AM by Radiation Mac
aryazdani Level 1 Level 1

My iMAC is version 10.8.2, the processor is 3.2 GHz Intel Core i3, wondering can I use the Airplay mirroring?


I bought my Apple TV at an apple store they told me if I have Mountain lion I can use the apple tv for air play mirroring purpose, but not sure if I can use it.


Any help will be appreciated.

iMac, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)
  • QuickTimeKirk Level 9 Level 9

    Does the Airplay mirroring icon show in the right side of the menu bar?

    If not your machine isn't supported even though you have Mountain Lion.

  • Radiation Mac Level 5 Level 5

    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