Stream to Apple HomePod and Wirelessly Extend Your Desktop with AirParrot

With AirParrot 2 for Mac, you can now stream media to your Apple HomePod and wirelessly extend your desktop to an external display. Here’s how.

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Stream to Apple HomePod and Wirelessly Extend Your Desktop with AirParrot

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AirParrot extending desktop and streaming to Apple HomePod

When you have a million windows open and your browser is chock-full of tabs, it’s hard to be productive or even find necessary information on your computer. In lieu of closing all those open windows, try freeing up some screen real estate…by creating even more. With the latest updates to AirParrot 2 for Mac, you can do just that.

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What’s new in AirParrot 2:

After squashing a few bugs, we released a series of improvements and new functionality to AirParrot 2 for macOS. Now you can wirelessly extend your Mac desktop and stream media to Apple HomePod.

AirParrot is the best way to screen mirror a Mac or Windows computer to wireless receivers like Apple TV, Chromecast or Reflector.

Wirelessly extend your desktop

Our latest update to AirParrot 2 brings a fix to extended desktop functionality for Mac users. If you have an external display (such as a computer or TV monitor) connected to a wireless receiver, you can now extend your desktop without cords or cables using AirParrot. Here’s how:

AirParrot extending desktop

Step 1

Download and install AirParrot on your Mac.

Step 2

Make sure your wireless receiver and Mac are connected to the same wifi network.

Step 3

Open AirParrot 2 and select “Extend Desktop” in the menu.

AirParrot extend desktop menu

Step 4

Click the name of your wireless receiver in the AirParrot 2 menu. This will extend your desktop to whichever available receiver (and display) you clicked.

AirParrot extend desktop to receiver menu

Stream media to Apple HomePod

The latest update to AirParrot 2 supports Apple HomePod as a wireless receiver. Yeah, you heard that right: With AirParrot 2 for macOS, you can send your favorite tunes to your HomePod. Even better: You can stream to two or more HomePods at the same time, if you like. Here’s how:

AirParrot streaming to Apple HomePod

Step 1

Download and install AirParrot 2 on your Mac.

Step 2

Make sure your HomePod and Mac are on the same wifi network. Ensure you’ve set up your HomePod according to Apple’s instructions.

Step 3

Open AirParrot 2 on your Mac and choose which type of media you’d like to send. You can choose to send your system audio (anything played on your Mac) to your HomePod or stream audio from a media file on your computer, such as an MP3 or MP4.

AirParrot system audio menu

Step 4

Under the “To” section in the AirParrot 2 menu, select the name of your HomePod(s).

AirParrot streaming audio to HomePod

That’s it! Now you’re wirelessly streaming HD audio to your Apple HomePod.

Get AirParrot to wirelessly stream and extend your desktop today.

Whether you have the ultimate playlist for any occasion, or you’re a power user that needs as much screen space as possible, these small but mighty improvements to AirParrot introduce more ways to be productive and send media anywhere.

Thinking of using AirParrot for work or at school? Check out Ditto – a cross-platform presentation solution that brings wireless screen mirroring to all your devices.

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