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Use AirParrot or AirServer as an alternative to AirPlay mirroring

February 17, 2012

AirPlay Mirroring

A big new feature on Mountain Lion is AirPlay. With AirPlay mirroring you can connect your Mac to your Apple TV and display your desktop on the Apple TV screen. This will be very useful for conference and meeting rooms across the world and will surely help to boost sales.

AirParrot, a new app available on the Mac Store, does pretty much exactly what AirPlay mirroring does but doesn’t support audio – a feature coming soon. For just 10$ it is the perfect alternative to AirPlay mirroring until its release later this year.

AirServer has been around a little long and does a fairly similar job. AirServer turns your Mac into an AirPlay receiver. This means you can send audio and video from iOS devices to your Mac. This is perfect for applications like Spotify and iMovie. At just 8$ this is also a good alternative to the summer release of AirPlay mirroring.

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  1. April 19, 2012 6:56 pm

    I recently bought the Air Parrot. What a mistake. There were issues I noticed after the free trial. One being that the audio at times just goes out and I have to go disable and enable to get it working. Also, I noticed a lot of stuttering in the video. I say wait for the new Mountain Lion update and use Airplay or use another program like iFlicks (for downloaded videos) which muxes the videos and adds them to iTunes to stream to the Apple TV.

    The biggest thing that bothered me was how the developer ignored my emails requesting a refund. So be warned, if you run into problems after you pay, he will ignore you and you are out the $10.

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