Mavericks AirPlay mirroring requirements

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  1. rikscha, Oct 23, 2013
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    rikscha macrumors 6502a

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    Hi there,

    since updating to Mavericks on my rMBP yesterday , I cannot Airplay Mirror my Mac to my ATV2.

    I only get a pop up saying, Could not connect to Apple TV.

    Does ATV2 need to run the latest iOS version? I still have iOS 6 (5.2) on it.

    As I am relying on this older version, updating is not an option right now.

    Thanks!

    Edit: AirPlay mirroring still does work with my iPhone 5
     
  2. kittonian macrumors member

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    I'm having a similar issue with a mid-2010 MBP. It won't even sense that my ATV3 exists. Works perfectly with my iPhone 5.

    The only thing I can guess is that similarly to Mountain Lion, you need a newer MBP. Pretty disappointed as this one a big reason for me to upgrade that machine.
     
  3. blueroom macrumors 603

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    The 2010 MBP doesn't have right Intel chipset for AirPlay mirroring.
     
  4. Jambalaya macrumors 6502a

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    I don't have the option to connect to the Apple TV (2009 mac Mini) is this to be expected ?
    This would be boring, using TV as another monitor was something I was looking forward to.
     
  5. NewbieCanada macrumors 68030

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    Could you use Airplay on Mountain Lion? Your Mac can definitely handle it.
     
  6. wrinkster22 macrumors 68030

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    The intel machines from mid 2011-current are the only ones for mirroring. However audio should still airplay to your ATV.
    P
     
  7. blueroom macrumors 603

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    Nope, it's an Intel chipset feature on the Macs that allows this. There's a popular program called Air Parrot but it's no match for the built in AirPlay video on 2011 and newer Macs.

    http://www.cultofmac.com/177259/why...-2011-use-airplay-mirroring-in-mountain-lion/
     
  8. rikscha thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, AirPlay mirroring worked flawlessly under ML.
     
  9. NewbieCanada macrumors 68030

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    OK then - is there any reason for not updating your Apple TV software? If you're jailbroken you may have to wait.
     
  10. Jambalaya macrumors 6502a

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    @winkster @blueroon (and any others who replied thanks)

    So on my 2009 Mac Mini with Mavericks I can Airplay audio and video from iTunes. However I don't see the icon at the top of the scene to use the Apple TV as another monitor -it's not mirroring I am after but a second screen feature like they showed at the keynote in the summer Any thoughts, is this lack of functionality due to my chipset ?

    (note at the moment I am testing and set is both the mac mini and apple tv are connected to same tv but via different HDMI, I think this doesn't cause any special issues)
     
  11. KeegM480 macrumors 6502a

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    As said above me, but to elaborate, you need to have an early 2011 or newer MacBook Pro to mirror to Apple TV unfortunately.
     
  12. Alveezy macrumors regular

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    Damn!!! that really sucks! i'm really contemplating on holding off for this update now. first XBMC not working and now not being able to use airplay because ATV 2 is not on the current firmware? this is ridiculous…

    If ATV 2 was able to flawlessly airplay before along with mountain lion along with it being on 6.0(5.2.1) then nothing should change at all. i mean it could benefit a little or maybe to try that multiple display feature but not worth losing the airplay feature over.
     
  13. rikscha thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Good news, I haven't changed anything but am able to Mirror and extend my Mac without updating to the latest iOS version on my ATV 2 which means I remain jailbroken on my ATV!

    The extend your desktop feature is awesome.
     
  14. NewbieCanada macrumors 68030

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    I've been using XBMC since DP1, but I've stayed on Eden. Frodo has never been friendly to me.

    I've had two issues - some files have a weird colour distortion, but not many. And getting rid of the menu bar can be tricky on a multi display setup.

    What I do for that is open it on my main display and drag it over to my secondary display. Seems to do the trick.

    I'm not too impressed with the Airplay mirroring - the image is compressed and shows too many artifacts for videos or gaming. Get much better results for videos using Airplay streaming on Air Video Server HD through my iPhone - it streams fairly high bit-rate x.264 without a hitch.
     
  15. Alveezy macrumors regular

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    That's good to hear! :)
    What seemed to be the issue that made it to not work in the first place?

    I swear your like the first person to answer my question about XBMC compatibility on Mavericks! So should i just download Eden when i upgrade to Mavericks?
     

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