Previously, this functionality was only available to Mac users after they bought an AppleTV with AirPlay technology and connected it to their TV. Or, alternatively, used an HDMI cable to connect their Mac to the TV. Now, with the introduction of Mirror for Samsung TV by AirBeamTV, it is available to all Mac users, without the need to use cables or boxes.
"After launching the application on the Mac, the app will scan your local network for a Samsung Smart TV", explains Demid Borodin, co-founder and Director of Technology. "When your TV is found, with a click of a button, the screen of your Mac is mirrored on TV. You can even choose whether you would like the audio of your Mac to be transferred to your TV as well."
"This is ideal for watching movies on a big TV screen instead of on your laptop", claims Jan van Ottele, co-founder and Managing Director. "Also, during our limited user trials, we had a substantial number of business users who used the app in meetings to share a presentation or spreadsheet with colleagues."
The company is currently working on support for additional TV brands, however launches dates for Sony, Philips, Panasonic and LG Smart TVs cannot be confirmed yet.
You can purchase Mirror for Samsung TV from the App Store for $9.99. There's also a two minute trial version which can be downloaded free.