How does mirroring of my Imac work?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by petalino, May 2, 2013.

  1. petalino macrumors regular

    Nov 21, 2010
    Just bought a brand new Apple Tv today.

    Mainly for the purpose of using it to see the content of my Ipad and to be able to shoot the screen content of my iMac across the room onto my TV screen.

    I figured out the iPad part called Air Play, but still have trouble with Mirroring.

    Isn't mirroring suppose to connect my Imac to the Apple TV and thus to my widescreen TV via WIFI?

    How can I achieve this?
  2. zedsdead macrumors 68040

    Jun 20, 2007
  3. petalino thread starter macrumors regular

    Nov 21, 2010
    The IMac is from 2006 and the OS is 10.7.5

    I also have a 2 year old MacAir OS 10.8.2. So I will try it with it.

    I am just missing the steps on how to proceed with the connection to Apple TV.
  4. petalino thread starter macrumors regular

    Nov 21, 2010
    I may have just found the answer to my question.
    My MacAir is from 2010 and Mirroring supports models starting mid 2011.


  5. Legios macrumors regular

    Jan 19, 2012
    Supported Macs

    AirPlay Mirroring in OS X Mountain Lion takes advantage of the hardware video encoding capabilities of 2nd and 3rd Generation Intel Core processors. Hardware video encoding allows AirPlay Mirroring to efficiently deliver high frame rates while maintaining optimal system performance. The following Mac models have processors that support AirPlay Mirroring:

    iMac (Mid 2011 or newer)
    Mac mini (Mid 2011 or newer)
    MacBook Air (Mid 2011 or newer)
    MacBook Pro (Early 2011 or newer)

    Check on the year of your newish Air to see if it is compatible.
  6. linds15 macrumors 6502a

    Oct 16, 2012
    Great White North
    you should be able to AIRPLAY within itunes, so anything in your itunes can be sent to your ATV, which would be the equivalent to using home sharing. to mirror, your mac is too old, but you can try out airparrot, which is an app for mac that allows you to mirror your mac
  7. zedsdead macrumors 68040

    Jun 20, 2007

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