2 Replies Latest reply: Mar 14, 2013 5:22 PM by pf78
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why does airplay not come up? I have an iMac (21.5-inch, Mid 2011)

iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.5)
Solved by Kappy on Mar 13, 2013 6:37 PM Solved

About AirPlay and Airplay Mirroring


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). For non-qualifying Macs you can try using Air Parrot.


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

About AirPlay Mirroring in OS X Mountain Lion

iTunes 10- About playing music with AirPlay

Troubleshooting AirPlay and AirPlay Mirroring

Using AirPlay


Thanks to the $15 Beamer, AirPlay streaming is still possible on Macs  that do not support Airplay and mirroring.

Another solution is the Air Parrot.