Hands On With OS X Mountain Lion AirPlay to Apple TV (Video)

19 responses

  1. Mykal_t45
    02/23/2012

    Where did you get the update needed for Apple TV to do this?

  2. Steve
    02/27/2012

    So I am a developer, but when i try using airplay mirroring, it says that This airplay device is not compatible with this software, and im running OSX Mountain lion 

    • Paul
      03/02/2012

      Did you find a solution? I am getting the same: This AirPlay device is not compatible with this software. Is there a 5.1 beta for apple tv?

    • Josh Smith
      03/05/2012

      You need to be on iOS 5.1 beta 2 on your Apple TV. Hopefully IOS 5.1 will be available in a few days and this will work for you.

  3. Flunkycarter
    03/03/2012

    i see the airplay icon and have the apple TV 2 but i can’t stream to my apple TV 2… it just doesn’t show up in the menu like it does in iTunes

  4. Robman
    03/05/2012

    get the same thing “This airplay device is not compatible with this software” and I am  running OSX Mountain lion . Josh what are u running on your apple TV ??

  5. MrPeters
    03/07/2012

    Did you try streaming a DVD playing on the mac? Some people do stick to DVD’s in stead of video on demand.

  6. Elisneji
    03/09/2012

    hi this is becouse only the most recent macs can do it aparently dual core duo are not suited for this purpose.dont know why but iam gessing the final version will include only the i5 and i7 processors,pearhaps to keep it smooth.now that 5.1 is out older sistems should get at least sound just like i get with mid 2009 MBA but no video with mountain lion.i hear airparrot its quite good does the same as ML airplay.hope this helps

  7. Shawinder Sekhon
    03/13/2012

    Airplay Mirroring will work only for 2011 notebooks. It requires “Faster Wi-fi” and better processor like i5 or i7’s. Have look at http://photos.appleinsider.com/Lion450.001.jpg and it will explain why its not working on older macs.

  8. Barefootman
    03/17/2012

    I’ve got a late 2011 iMac and I can’t even see the airplay symbol anywhere on my Mac. Am I missing something? The computer’s on the same network at the AppleTV running 5.1b2

  9. jrt600
    03/19/2012

    Now my question is this: can Mountain Lion only mirror my Mac’s desktop thru the Apple TV or can it also act as an ‘extended desktop’ so that I can have a webpage up on my TV while working on a spreadsheet on my MBA’s (2012) screen? I know Intel’s Wireless Display allows you to do this, and frankly I almost bought a WiDi-capable PC because of this feature alone.

  10. Justin
    06/15/2012

    When using the mirror option to push video to the Apple TV, does your mac continue to play the audio as well. Is it in sync?

  11. brad
    06/28/2012

    I was wondering if you can run multiple apple tis off one mountain lion. my point would be to have the same display, say a document, appear on 3 different televisions all using an apple tv.

  12. Levi- The perfectionist
    07/03/2012

    I am a Student Developer running Developer Preview 4, and I am thrilled with the airplay feature.

    However, I too have noticed that DVD player does not work with Airplay.
    It comes up with a grey and white grid, no video when airplay is on.

    This is disappointing. I reviewed the release notes on the developer website and did not see this listed as a known issue.

    Do you think Apple might not allow it due to copyright reasons?
    Or is this just because DVD player hasn’t yet been updated to work with airplay?
    Or am I simply doing something wrong?

    • Al
      07/27/2012

      Oops — meant to send this as a reply, but also posted in as a seperate blog entry.

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      I have the released version of 10.8 and have two Apple TVs (720 and 1080) and both mirror just fine. The DVD grid looks to be intentional as I’ve gotten the video to “sneak” through dynamically for a second before the software figures it out and blocks the stream with the grid… the audio still makes it through, so if you’re okay with listening to the content your good. Just start the DVD and get past the menu option and then then turn AirPlay on.

      I sent feedback to Apple to enable DVD AirPlay hoping that will give them leverage. Recommend you do that same if this is something you want. http://www.apple.com/feedback/dvdplayer.html

  13. Al
    07/27/2012

    I have the released version of 10.8 and have two Apple TVs (720 and 1080) and both mirror just fine. The DVD grid looks to be intentional as I’ve gotten the video to “sneak” through dynamically for a second before the software figures it out and blocks the stream with the grid… the audio still makes it through, so if you’re okay with listening to the content your good. Just start the DVD and get past the menu option and then then AirPlay on.

    I sent feedback to Apple to enable DVD AirPlay hoping that will give them leverage. Recommend you do that same if this is something you want. http://www.apple.com/feedback/dvdplayer.html

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