Hands-On With AirPlay In OS X Mountain Lion [Video]




Following our handy video roundup of new OS X Mountain Lion features, InsanelyGreatMac has published a video walkthrough of AirPlay, which allows you to mirror your Mac’s display on a television hooked up to the Apple TV.

As you can see, the feature works in much the same way as AirPlay on an iOS device, sending both video and audio from your Mac to your TV over a wireless network.

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16 responses to “Hands-On With AirPlay In OS X Mountain Lion [Video]”

  1. liamgreen says:

    Thanks for the video :)

  2. s_ellerington says:

    You need to upgrade your Adobe Flash Player to watch this video? Thanks a lot!

  3. s_ellerington says:

    Link to YouTube to watch in HTML5 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v

  4. Jason Tremain says:

    So you don’t need to connect anything from your MBP to the TV as long as you have an AppleTV2 correct? If there’s an HDMI cable needed, this isn’t too interesting.

  5. Adam Mackie says:

    Much better if you could use it as an extra screen rather then simply mirroring. 

  6. david_morin says:

    I don’t know much, but isn’t that an imac that he’s using as a monitor. I swear i see an apple logo

  7. jjjfjfjfjfjjf says:

    Did you not go to school or are you an illitrate? ofcourse there is NO HDMI cable needed, thus the emphasiss on “Airplay!!!”

  8. ericlo says:

    I don’t think you can AirPlay to an Apple TV yet. A software update is required and it hasn’t been released yet.

  9. ericlo says:

    Yes it is! Good eye.

  10. minimalist1969 says:

    Are there any limitations on the content that can be mirrored?   If not is this a workaround to the problems that Google had with content providers when the providers blocked the Google TV browser from streaming their shows?

  11. Harold Kelly says:

    i tried a few times to connect with my Apple TV last night and I’m getting the same error message about this device not being compatible and needing an update.  Anyone else getting this error?  I’m on a MacBook Air with an Apple TV 2.  I’m interested to hear what you experienced.  Thanks!

  12. Jordan Clay says:

     I don’t think it is compatible yet as the ATV needs updated to accept the signal from the MtnLion Mac. 

  13. Harold Kelly says:

    thanks Jordan.  Appreciate the answer there!

  14. Bob Forsberg says:

    The video presentation uses an HDMI cable. The producer mentioned it was sending video and audio over HDMI several times, and you can actually see the cable in the demonstration. Eventually, in finish form at release, OSX will stream wirelessly from a Mac, in the same manner it does with i devices. I currently use an inexpensive “brite-view” to wirelessly stream 1080p video from my iMac to my 73″HDTV without any problems.

  15. Aufdenschlips says:

    what the heck? get over yourself!  Jason asked a question – not a tremendously good one – but he did it in an amicable enough way

  16. Aufdenschlips says:

    not sure about your preferences but image quality of a tv is quite sub-par compared to a modern computer screen

    tried setting up a htpc on my tv, argh my eyes, really not something you want to use as a second or third screen – ok, maybe for movies only but this is way better achieved with just the ATV2

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