Airplay mirroring, can it be used on TV to "use" iMac normal day to day

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by MrMister111, Aug 1, 2013.

  1. MrMister111, Aug 1, 2013
    Last edited: Aug 5, 2013

    macrumors 65816

    Jan 28, 2009
    I now have a new thin iMac and so have the option of airplay mirroring to my Apple TV on my HD 40" TV. I haven't managed to try it yet as Apple TV is currently upstairs.

    Has anyone used it like this? Is it a viable option for day to day use for using my iMac, for example browsing, iPhoto etc? I have a Bluetooth Magic Mouse and keyboard and trackpad so as they would be within range of my iMac I take it I could use these on it?

    What do people use airplay mirroring for? As above? Or is it just really to send video from iMac to Apple TV on a HD TV?

  2. macrumors 603

    May 21, 2009
    This is a good question , one thing I don't like about airplay is when I pause a video using the atv remote that's air playing from ipad to TV , after 40 seconds of pause it gets disconnected

    I have to open the ipad and resend the video again

    To answer your question I only tried mirroring from mac to Apple TV a few times for a few minutes, I don't know how it would work leaving it on 24/7 and using the Apple TV as the main screen and your imac in another room

    But I'm sure someone here has been doing that and can help you

Share This Page