Mirror Play from Macbook?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by amitabhbansal, Apr 4, 2012.

  1. amitabhbansal macrumors 6502

    Apr 8, 2011
    Delhi, India
    i have apple tv 3, i have enabled home sharing on it and also on macbook pro 17" itunes, by this i am able to play the contents from itunes but need to mirrorplay, please guide me to do so, i found some paid softwares but dont want to buy anything more now.
  2. heisenberg123 macrumors 603


    Oct 31, 2010
    Hamilton, Ontario
    wait for Mountain Lion it will have that feature
  3. Penn Jennings macrumors 6502

    Apr 22, 2010
    If you are an Apple Developer, you can download Mountain Lion (10.8) now and use it. I tried it and it works very well.

    Beware though, lots of things don't work yet in 10.8, Virtualization software (Virtual box, VM, etc), the address book and a number of other little things. Virtual Box will totally hang your system for example.

    I have to admit, sharing you desktop on any of your Apple TVs is nice.
  4. paulrbeers macrumors 68040

    Dec 17, 2009
    So yeah, as stated, either you buy an OSX Developer License ($99 a year) or you buy an additional piece of software. There's no "free" way to get desktop mirroring on an AppleTV.
  5. Eninety2 macrumors newbie

    Jun 9, 2010
    anybody have any idea how much mountain lion is gonna run to current users? first Mac user here so I am unfamiliar with the upgrade process.
  6. Eninety2 macrumors newbie

    Jun 9, 2010
    Considering the display port to hdmi adaptor is $29.99 I would say that's a steal.
  7. blueroom macrumors 603


    Feb 15, 2009
    Toronto, Canada
    Sure is. Opposite the soon to be obsolete crazily overpriced internal SuperDrive @ $200
  8. thekb macrumors 6502a

    May 8, 2010

    I am guessing you are talking about AirParrot? If you only need to stream from one MacBook, then the single license is only $10, so not too bad. I've tried it out and the picture is pretty choppy, but it gets the job done. But it appears that the trial version will continue to work, just in 20 minute increments. If you don't have a lot to watch, that may suffice until ML comes out?

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