Apple TV question re: Airplay

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by TitanTiger, Jan 30, 2014.

  1. TitanTiger macrumors 6502

    Jun 8, 2009
    I'm looking to buy an Apple TV. I have a question about Airplay Mirroring. Are there any restrictions on this? What I'd like to use it most for is when I miss an episode of something. If for instance, the full episode is available to view on it show up using Airplay Mirroring on my TV that's connected to ATV? Do I have any remote control over pause and playback or do I have to go do that on the Mac? Does it allow anything that's on your screen to be watched or do they DRM some stuff?
  2. niteflyr macrumors 6502a

    Nov 29, 2011
    Southern Cal
    Airplay mirroring will show whatever is on your screen on the ATV controlled by the computer. Not the most elegant solution, but it works. Quality depends a lot on your network. Ethernet best, wifi can vary. Airplay from iPhone or iPad app is better. Not all apps enable airplay though. Netflix, Hulu Plus and other channels on ATV itself are very good quality. Maybe your show is on Hulu Plus.
  3. TitanTiger thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 8, 2009
    I have a Wireless N router in the next room over. I think the internal network would give a good picture.
  4. oldhifi macrumors 65816


    Jan 12, 2013
  5. itsOver9000 macrumors 6502


    Mar 29, 2013
    B.F., KS
    works OK for me with my new mac mini and apple tv. Any videos that I'm most likely not going to watch any more than once I just play through VLC on my mac mini while airplay mirroring to the apple tv connected to my HDTV. Video quality seems the same as videos I watch thru iTunes/Home Sharing on the Apple TV. My mac mini and apple tv are wireless, with a wireless N router. I'm not at my mac right now but I think I do have to pause/play from the mac while airplay mirroring.
  6. takeshi74 macrumors 601

    Feb 9, 2011
    Only if the remote can control the application on the Mac that you're using.
  7. Networkline macrumors newbie

    Jan 30, 2014
  8. NewbieCanada macrumors 68030

    Oct 9, 2007
    Still not possible.
  9. zhenya macrumors 603


    Jan 6, 2005
    I would pass on the ATV if your primary intent is to mirror video content from a browser on your Mac.

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