Mountain Lion Airplay Question

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by pslavish, Jul 25, 2012.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    We all know that HBO Go doesn't stream to Apple TV via iPhone or iPad. But has anyone tried it with Mountain Lion yet from the website (hbogo.com)?
     
  2. macrumors newbie

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    Or if Mountain Lion can airplay Amazon streaming videos?
     
  3. macrumors 6502

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    Confirmed...HBOGo and Hulu both work with Mountain Lion Airplay mirroring.
     
  4. macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for confirmation!
     
  5. macrumors 6502

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    Amazon streaming also works
     
  6. macrumors regular

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    Been using the pre-release for a short while, I found anything that was displayed on your desktop will work via airplay to the ATV3 - from what I've gathered it's being done at a display driver level, not at an app level.

    The only challenge I've found is that there is 'no backward control' - it would have been nice for the ATV remote to control the Mac the same way the remote would have controlled the Mac if done directly.
     
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    Works great for streaming sports games via ESPN 3 for me!
     
  8. macrumors regular

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    How's the quality for everyone? Seems pretty poor for me. I'm trying to play with the settings. Anyone have any luck making it look really good?
     
  9. afd, Jul 25, 2012
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    afd
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    Video looks a bit compressed over wifi, but watchable. Going to have to buy a Gigabit switch I think.
    Looks like when you play a video via iTunes on the mac, it sends the actual video to the apple TV but when you play a video from safari it sends the mac's screen.

    I tried with LoveFilm and BBC iPlayer.
     
  10. macrumors newbie

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    After purchasing and installing the upgrade, I quickly went to test the AirPlay mirroring only to find out that it's not supported in computers that are over a year old. What a disappointment. Hopefully someone is able to release a hack to enable it on these "outdated" devices.
     
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    mentaluproar

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    Airparrot can already do that. There is a reason apple didn't do it that way though. Quicksync is lower lag and more effecient. Airparrot has to use an older method which gulps down battery power, and this feature is most useful with laptops.

    Quicksync wasn't around when that computer was built.

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    try hipporemote.

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    What kind of wireless router are you using? I have an airport extreme and will be using wireless airplay mirroring. I can run a line, but I'd rather not have to. :(
     
  12. afd
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    a new airport express
     
  13. macrumors member

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    I got it to work with all the websites last night... but the bummer is that you have to enable airplay from the computer, instead of being able to toggle it from the Apple TV itself. You can work around that too (Splashtop Remote to mirror screen to iPhone to turn on airplay on your Mac, then Splashtop Touchpad to mouse and keyboard around once your mac is on the screen), but its hardly an elegant solution, and unless I am being REALLY lazy its quicker to just walk upstairs and turn this on.

    I was really hoping this would allow me to use my Mac Mini as a centralized HTPC, but it appears as though functionality is about 10% away at this point.
     
  14. afd
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    I just brought my keyboard and trackpad into living room, was only the next room though.
     
  15. macrumors 6502

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    Anybody figure out how to turn the computer screen off while mirroring? I tried the usual ctrl-shift-eject, but it froze the video and continued to stream the audio.
     
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    mattopotamus

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    I'm not at home, but what about just dimming the screen all the way down?
     

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