AirPlay: Mac to AppleTV w. terrible lag

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by mivara, Jul 18, 2015.

  1. mivara, Jul 18, 2015
    Last edited: Jul 19, 2015

    mivara macrumors regular


    Mar 6, 2015
    There might be threads regarding this already. If so, my bad.

    The thing is, that I simply cannot use AirPlay without terrible lag from my somewhat new (from mid-2014) MBP Retina ''13 to an AppleTV from 2013. I have no idea why. It seems, too, that the issue has been out there for years.

    Earlier, I have tried using AirParrot and Beamer but the results were just as disappointing. Uncontrollable lag or an error message - take a pick. Such a joke.

    From iOS (iPad as well as iPhone) there are no issues whatsoever when I either mirror the entire screen or jut one app at a time. The connection is loud, clear and smooth. As it should be. On OS X the case is so different - and as far as I know, there is no way to just AirPlay/mirror one single app at a time from OS X.

    I really hope that I am not the only one with this problem. It does not look like Apple to just let this thing be as it is (out of order big time) for so many hears.

    Kind regards
  2. 9512tacoma macrumors regular

    Aug 28, 2013
    I had issues with my iPad 2 and AirPlay. I switched routers from Netgear to airport express and it worked great. I got a mid 2012 Classic MacBook Pro and. No issues with AirPlay screen mirroring thru my setup
  3. cynics, Jul 19, 2015
    Last edited: Jul 19, 2015

    cynics macrumors G4

    Jan 8, 2012
    I'm assuming you mean mirroring the display? How does content directly from iTunes work? Since other apps also have poor performance I would question the network.

    Although there is noticeable lag I can play games across AirPlay from my iMac to the other room. However I can definitely say lag in games has gotten worse then it was this time last year which is disappointing.
  4. The-Pro macrumors 65816

    Dec 2, 2010
    Hold the alt key and press the the wifi symbol in the menu bar.
    U will get more information. There should be one that says Connection speed: OR Tx Rate:
    followed by a value.
    Please tell us what this value is.

    reason for this is that sometimes your computer gets connected at a low speed to the wifi.
    I have this occasionaly where my mac mini media server connected at 5mbps. So nothing worked.
  5. DarwinOSX macrumors 65816

    Nov 3, 2009
    You have issues with your wireless network. Look into optimizing it.

  6. mattopotamus macrumors G5


    Jun 12, 2012
    This. It is your network.

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