Currently Being ModeratedNov 28, 2013 2:00 PM (in response to Sarfraz Ramay)
AirPlay Mirroring requires a second-generation Apple TV or later, OS X 10.8 or better 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). You can see which Mac you have and which operating system you are using by selecting 'About this Mac' from the Apple menu in the top left corner of your Mac and selecting the 'More Info' button.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 28, 2013 5:27 PM (in response to Winston Churchill)
Thanks for the info but that is the default spec given on the Apple website and i have mentioned my OS version and Mac book model, i already went through that.
Again i have "mid 2009 Mac Book Pro Mac OS X Version 10.6.8 build 10K549", if i upgrade to lets say 10.8 or 10.9 will the mid 2009 Mac Book Pro be able to handle the Apple tv icon on taskbar? Can you please suggest a work around so that older models such as mine might work despite being "officially" incompatible?
Also if you could please point in the right direction for upgrading from Snow Leopard to Maverick or Mountain Lion.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 28, 2013 5:33 PM (in response to Sarfraz Ramay)
It is not a default spec. It is the required spec. Unfortunately, your MacBook 2009 is not supported and it won't work. The MacBook 2009 does not have the hardware that can do airplay.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 29, 2013 4:14 AM (in response to Sarfraz Ramay)
Your computer doesn't meet the requirements for AirPlay, you can upgrade the software from the Mac App Store, but you can't upgrade the hardware.
There are 3rd party alternatives to AirPlay, you can find on the internet, personally I find them quite poor and don't really recommend any of them, so leave the searching to yourself if you want to go down that route.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 2, 2013 5:07 AM (in response to bobwild)
As you are the expert, i would go with what you are saying but required specs for airplay on iphone states that "To use AirPlay, you will need the following: iPhone 4s (or later)....." whereas i have iPhone 4 with iOS 5.0.1 and airplay works fine from my phone.
So, if you get any chance of upgrading MacBook Pro 2009 to Maverick or any other higher version OS x and using the airplay, please do let me. The one i was trying on belongs to a friend and i just don't want to go through the whole backup and fresh installation cycle.
Thanks for your help!
Currently Being ModeratedDec 2, 2013 5:48 AM (in response to Sarfraz Ramay)
Sorry I do not have access to a 2009 macbook and have nothing more to offer.