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August 17 , 2017

How to stream and mirror to Android, Mac and Windows devices using AirPlay and Cast

Some consumer media devices are equipped to receive screen mirroring and media streaming connections right out of the box, but what about the devices that don’t? That’s where Reflector 2, a software screen-mirroring and streaming-media receiver, comes in. Add Reflector 2 to your devices to mirror and stream to them from iOS, Android, Mac and AirParrot.

Android TV: Nvidia Shield TV, Sony BRAVIA, Razer Forge TV, Sharp AQUOS and more

Android TV is everywhere, including inside TVs people buy every day. While most of those devices include the ability to act as a Google Cast receiver, they don’t have the ability to receive AirPlay from iOS and Mac.

Reflector 2 is available on the Google Play store. Most devices that have access to the Play Store (including phones and tablets) can install and use Reflector. Once installed, iPads, iPhones and Macs can use built-in AirPlay to mirror and stream to the Android device. Software is not required for the sending device (iPad, iPhone, Mac).

Grab Reflector 2 for Android for $6.99 on Google Play.

Get it on Google Play

Amazon Fire TV

Fire TV and Fire TV Stick are inexpensive, popular and easy-to-use media devices that provide many movie-watching and game-playing options. One thing the devices can’t do natively is receive AirPlay mirroring or streaming.

Reflector 2 gives Fire TV users the ability to wirelessly stream or mirror from their iPad, iPhone or Mac. Once Reflector 2 is installed on the Fire TV, users can mirror or stream directly from their iOS or macOS device to Fire TV. No software is required on the sending device.

 Grab Reflector 2 from Amazon for $6.99.

Media computers

In addition to smaller, less robust media devices, Reflector 2 is available for Windows and Mac computers, too. Add the software to your computer to receive screen-mirroring and media-streaming connections from a variety of different senders, including:

- iPhone
- iPad
- iPod
- Android tablets and phones
- Mac OS
- AirParrot for Windows
- AirParrot for Mac
- AirParrot for Chrome OS

Reflector 2 for your computer is available from the Squirrels online store for $14.99. A seven-day trial is also available. 

June 5 , 2017

Reflector 2.7.4 for Windows is now available

A new Reflector 2 update is available for Windows users. 

You can update Reflector 2 by selecting “Check for Updates” from the Reflector 2 preferences menu. Additionally, you can download the new version from the Reflector 2 download page.

Reflector 2.7.4 for Windows update notes:
  • Resolved an issue with the "Classic Renderer" setting not being persistent
  • Resolved an issue with the "Show Client Name" setting not being persistent
  • Reflector 2 now prevents the computer display from sleeping during YouTube video playback
May 18 , 2017

AirParrot 2.7.2 for Mac and Windows is Now Available

A new AirParrot 2 update is now available for all Mac and Windows users.

You can update AirParrot 2 by selecting “Check for Updates” from the AirParrot 2 preferences menu. Additionally, you can download the new version from the AirParrot 2 download page.

AirParrot for Mac 2.7.2 update notes:

  • Added support for mirroring audio-only to LG Music Flow speakers
  • Resolved an issue using DNS names and IP addresses with Quick Connect
  • Resolved an issue with media play button/scrubber position not correctly updating with Apple TV 4
  • Resolved an issue waking Chromecast from sleep when connecting to mirror
  • Miscellaneous bug fixes and performance improvements

AirParrot for Windows 2.7.2 update notes:

  • Added support for mirroring audio-only to LG Music Flow speakers
  • Resolved an issue using DNS names and IP addresses with Quick Connect
  • Resolved an issue with media play button/scrubber position not correctly updating with Apple TV 4
  • Resolved an issue waking Chromecast from sleep when connecting to mirror
  • Resolved an issue with registering on Turkish date format devices
  • Resolved an issue displaying UTF8 characters in the receiver list
  • Resolved an issue with capture stalling when using the "Classic" capture method on older computers
  • Miscellaneous bug fixes and performance improvements
May 1 , 2017

Reflector 2.7.2 for Mac and Windows is now available

A new Reflector 2 update is available for both Mac and Windows users. 

You can update Reflector 2 by selecting “Check for Updates” from the Reflector 2 preferences menu. Additionally, you can download the new version from the Reflector 2 download page.

Reflector 2.7.2 for Mac update notes:

  • Added support and frames for new iPad and (PRODUCT)RED iPhone
  • Resolved an issue with mirroring from Chrome v58 browsers and devices
  • Resolved an issue where recording would stop if audio connection disconnected for a device
  • Miscellaneous stability and performance improvements
Reflector 2.7.2 for Windows update notes:
  • Added support and frames for new iPad and (PRODUCT)RED iPhone
  • Resolved an issue where mirrored screens reserved space for the top name bar, even when disabled
  • Resolved an issue with mirroring from Chrome v58 browsers and devices
  • Resolved an issue where recording would stop if audio connection disconnected for a device
  • Resolved an issue with registering on Turkish date format devices
  • Miscellaneous stability and performance improvements
April 4 , 2017

Reflector for Android 2.7.1 is Available

Reflector for Android version 2.7.1 is now available on the Google Play Store.

This update fixes critical issues that could cause crashes when launching the app. 
Full release notes:
  • Resolved a crash on Android 4.2 devices
  • Added x86 Android device support
  • Resolved an issue transitioning from YouTube streaming back to screen mirroring 
  • Resolved an issue when rotating devices that could cause them to disappear 
  • Miscellaneous performance and stability improvements
  • You can download the update by visiting the Google Play Store on your device

This update also applies to Amazon Fire TV. Fire TV users should expect the update to be available soon.

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