Bring OS X Mountain Lion Style AirPlay Mirroring On OS X Lion With AirParrot
AirPlay is that technology you can wirelessly stream videos, music, and photos from your iOS devices (iPhone, iPad or iPod touch) to Apple TV. Using AirPlay, now you can use the tech to mirror your entire Mac display onto a television’s screen using an ATV.
Huge fans out there for Apple’s implementation of AirPlay with Apple TV. As i told above, the technology, AirPlay allows anyone with an iOS device and an ATV to send audio/video over the Wi-Fi networks and onto the big screen via the little back called Apple TV.
So, AirPlay mirroring allows what you see on-screen to be sent from an iPhone or iPad and onto Apple TV. Recently, Apple released the first ever developer preview of OS X Mountain Lion, which on the hand, allows you to mirror your screen using your Apple TV on your big screen TV. Lion users were left around the corner. Don’t worry about that.
Here’s a new app arrived, that allows OS X Lion users to do the same thing, but it’s called AirParrot, instead AirPlay.
Costing $9.99 and available for Lion or Snow Leopard versions of OS X, the app is still in its infancy. The Core functionality is out there – users can now send their whole Mac screen over the network and onto a Television via Apple TV.
AirParrot works by encoding your display output into H.264 video, meaning you’ll likely see some compression artifacts or lag depending on whether you’ve prioritized speed or image quality in the preferences.