OS X Mountain Lion is leading with new features and improvements, tweaks, but the important part there is minor update that runs smoothly the normal user experience. The most new feature does stand out, that is AirPlay Mirroring. AirPlay can be used to connect MAC with a Television. If you set up correctly then you can see & operate your mac on Television screen. It is a wire-free version of an HDMI adapter. the range of connectivity is similar to your Wi-Fi range. The process will be very simple, you need a basic Wi-Fi Router along with Apple TV. Also your MAC must be newer model, in another words you need ata least 2011 model of MAC due to requirement of existed graphics chipset. If you have all of the above requirement, now your ready to fly. If you happen to have all of that, you’re ready to go.
Why need AirPlay Mirroring…? Well, Presentations, possibly gaming, entertainment, Previews, or any instance which can be addressed to team or group of people croud at Mac’s screen would get uncomfortable.Mirroring adds a new degree Having a wide variety of skills of versatility to an Apple TV. Apple TV is not a universal media monster. but It does iTunes, along with Netflix, if you subscribed to Apple iTunes. It just snapped up Hulu. It might even buddy up with Amazon Prime, considering that service just hit iPad. There’s YouTube, there are some sports-related channels, etc. Don’t think that it will do everything, As an Example, HBOGo is a fantastic service, but apple tv doesn’t work for HBOGo . Also, Hulu Plus user will get most common error message while connect with Apple TV, that something like “Sorry, you can’t do that on television. Instead of Apple TV you have to watch in your Mac System.” Normally my reaction to that is to schlep the laptop into the living room, hook it up to the TV with an HDMI adaptor, play the show, and send a photo of myself doing it to DigitalWalt while making my best practice.But that tedious, it’s so … untidy. And my MacBook’s battery won’t last forever. Soon enough I’ll have to dig the power cord out from under the desk and fight through that rat nest that’s somehow developed behind the TV to find an outlet.
This is one shortcoming that Airplay mirroring will theoretically eliminate. if you are able to connect on tour Mac, you can see it on your television, and the most of the videos are available online by Web browser or Players. Set-top boxes, smart TVs and tablets have restrictions to play the videos, but appart from all, the personal computer is the best solution to watch videos online. Make that computer’s screen project to your TV, and your online viewing options are free from cumbersome this-screen-not-that-screen complications. On the upper menu bar ther are some small changes noticied by Apple’s Mountain Lion. One is the rectangular box with a triangle at the bottom. Click on that & you will get bounch of set up options.Through here, and tun on the AirPlay mirroring, select the Apple TV as the receiver, and choose whether to use the Mac screen’s size or the TV screen’s size as the common aspect ratio. All you need to do with the Apple TV is have it turned on and waiting at the main menu screen. That’s how it’s supposed to work.
Once you done all of the above steps, though, there it is Mac’s screen will be on TV, no more worries. The display will be mirrored as wel on Mac screen, But soun will be sending to Apple TV sound system. not at Mac’s sound system. There is some noticeable lag in regard to the trackpad and keyboard input. It isn’t too bothersome if you’re trying to track down a video on the Web or go through a Keynote presentation, but fast-paced action games are probably out of the question.
Mileage May Vary.
While the Mac & TV mirrioring the data bitween them, your Wi-Fi network may get problem . Slinging around signals the way mirroring does has the potential to create some big WiFi traffic jams. Perhaps you have a pricey, heavy-duty WiFi system made for trucking industrial-sized data payloads all over the house. With that, you stand a good chance of pulling off a completely wireless setup with no issues.
If you have a Mid or cheap router which is not Ind Std then you need to reduce the distance to TV for travel the signals. or else you can hook tha apple tv to router via Ethernet Cable.
Mountain Lion’s interface for activating AirPlay mirroring is simple to figure out, and almost nothing has to be done on the Apple TV side to kick things off. More Details AirPlay Mirroring
Minimum requirements for AirPlay Mirroring
For best performance, make sure that your system meets AirPlay Mirroring minimum requirements.
iPhone 4S or iPad 2 (and later) with iOS 5 and later
Apple TV (2nd or 3rd generation) with software version 5.0 or later
An 802.11a, -g or -n wireless network
Enabling AirPlay Mirroring from your iPhone 4S or iPad
Enable AirPlay Mirroring from your iPhone 4S or iPad directly from the recently used apps section in iOS:
Connect your iPhone or iPad and your Apple TV to the same Wi-Fi network.
On your iPhone or iPad, double-click the Home Button to display your recently used apps.
Swipe your recently used apps twice from left to right until you see the AirPlay icon icon.
Tap the AirPlay icon icon to display a list of available AirPlay devices.
Enable AirPlay Mirroring from this menu by tapping the name of your Apple TV, then toggle the on/off slider to ON.
AirPlay menu with Mirroring option ON
*To display the Mirroring option, you must have an Apple TV (2nd or 3rd generation) with the latest software installed.
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