AirParrot Puts Your Mac's Screen on Your Apple TV

Posted February 15, 2012 at 8:57pm by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 10354 views

AirParrot is a new app that puts your Mac's screen on your Apple TV via AirPlay.

TUAW had a chance to test app that uses H.264 encoding to build a live video stream from your selected display.

AirParrot is still in its early days. As yet, there is no subsampling (i.e. you cannot just pick a portion of your screen to mirror) and no audio mirroring. Stability can be a bit iffy as well and the developer is still working on a way to keep the Apple TV from going to sleep while mirroring. Built-in options allow you to control underscan (fewer pixels overall, so more encasing black space but better responsiveness) and compression quality (choose from low to high).

The app is super useful for anyone who works in groups or in front of audiences. If you can live with the early adopter drawbacks, it will well be worth your money.


You can read more about TUAW's experiences with the AirParrot here or hit the link below to purchase it for $9.99.

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Steve Jubs the Messiah - February 17, 2012 at 6:49pm
Obsolete seeming its part of mountain lion
CyberLine - February 16, 2012 at 2:12pm
AirPlay the Screen will be a standard feature in 10.8. Developer Preview released today ...
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