Airplay Mirroring with a new Macbook Air?

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  1. kat.hayes macrumors 6502a

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    I have a new Macbook Air on the same network as my AppleTV, however, there is no Airplay Mirroring option at the top. I do have the checkbox enabled in preferences under displays. How do I get it to display?

    Thanks.
     
  2. xylitol macrumors regular

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    Is your AppleTV 2nd gen or later, and is its software updated? Have you also checked its settings? Have you tried rebooting it and router?
     
  3. Macman45 macrumors demi-god

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    Also make sure that Home Sharing is set up and enabled.
     
  4. kat.hayes thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    It is the 2nd gen ATV and I have mirror my iPhone and iPad to it before and my older Mac using Air Parrot.

    I will check to see if there is an update.

    Is Home Sharing something I do on the Mac, or just on the AppleTV?


    Thanks.
     
  5. kat.hayes thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I downloaded the most recent update to the ATV, and turned on and off the mirroring option in preferences and it still does not work....
     
  6. dean1012 macrumors regular

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    Just a note, home sharing is *not* required to do Airplay.

    If your other devices can connect it doesn't sound like a network or ATV issue. More than likely something misconfigured or messed up on the mac. is the Mac firewall turned on?
     
  7. xylitol macrumors regular

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    and Aiplay is also enabled on the Apple TV? (Settings > Airplay > On)
     
  8. blueroom macrumors 603

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    OP, What sort of WiFi router do you use? Try hooking up with wired Ethernet cable.
     
  9. Jambalaya macrumors 6502a

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    You are definitely running Mavericks ? Sorry to ask such a dumb question. We have no problem with mirroring from MBP but the mac mini is too old so no mirroring options appears.
     
  10. kat.hayes thread starter macrumors 6502a

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