Airplay OSX!

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by Wheeler, Oct 26, 2011.

  1. macrumors member

    Nov 29, 2007
    Stumbled upon this last night! Using the iTeleport app and airplay mirroring, I airplayed my iMac screen to my aTV2, and the app turns into a touchpad/keyboard. Work perfect with 4S and iPad2. No reference for this feature anywhere I can find.

    Tip: If you are already connected to the computer and start airplay, it will just mirror your iDevice, but if you start airplay mirroring then connect to the computer, the iTeleport spin logo will appear on the TV followed by the computer screen, and the iDevice becomes a controller.

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  2. macrumors 6502a


    Jan 26, 2011

    Very nice find, but is it really useful?

    Can you actually interact with your Mac at a decent speed where it's bearable to simple things like web browsing or Finder interaction, or is it a extremely laggish communication with your Desktop where you wouldn't even want to do some quick Terminal work?

    Not trying to be an ass at all, just wondering!

    Sweet discovery nonetheless.

    -Alex :apple:
  3. macrumors 68040


    Jul 29, 2008
    New Mexico
    Nice! I'm curious as to what looks better, AirPlay or connecting your iMac to the TV. The picture quality must be weird in relation the resolution. It would be sick to do this and pair a bluetooth keyboard to your iPhone 4S / iPad and use the iPhone 4S / iPad as the trackpad.
  4. macrumors 68030

    Jul 21, 2011
    Los Angeles, CA
    I would recommend using Splashtop Remote, since it does audio and video.
  5. macrumors 68000


    Oct 2, 2007
  6. thread starter macrumors member

    Nov 29, 2007
    I agree- cant really think of a good use for it- control lag isn't bad but the video lag is too bad to be able to watch Hulu or anything like that.

    Could use it to wirelessly mirror a Mac during presentations

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