Good news, football fans! If you want to watch the Giants and Eagles go at it tonight but don’t have a cable subscription, what we’re about to tell you will make your day.
The National Football League partnered with one of the leading social media platforms to bring viewers a way to watch games without having to pay the price of cable.
“The NFL and Twitter will provide free, live streaming video of Thursday Night Football without authentication to the over 800 million registered and non-registered users worldwide on the Twitter platform on mobile devices, tablets, PCs and connected TVs,” according to NFL communications.
The video stream that you’ll find on Twitter is the same broadcast you’ll find on TV, just on Twitter-owned properties.
Viewers can stream the game from Twitter’s mobile app or on Twitter.com. You can find the stream inside its “Moments” tab, as well as the blue banner that appears at the top of the feed (as seen for other big events such as the Oscars or the Super Bowl).
Pro tip: Make sure you have AirParrot 2 on your Mac or PC. AirParrot 2 allows you to wirelessly mirror that live broadcast from Twitter directly to Apple TV or Chromecast using the Chrome or Firefox browser. You can experience all the action on the big screen. Seriously. Watching sports on your TV is better than watching on a small computer screen, especially if you’re in a room full of people.
No more leaving your house during those cold winter months to find a bar or restaurant playing your Thursday Night Football game. Thank you, technology.
Thursday, December 22
New York Giants @ Philadelphia Eagles
8:25 p.m. ET
Learn more about the AirParrot 2 desktop mirroring/streaming app.
An easy-to-use AirParrot 2 feature keeps your audience focused on the most important content during a presentation or lecture.
The “Specific-App Mirroring” feature allows you to mirror an application running on your computer instead of everything on the screen at once. Regardless of how many applications you have open on your computer (i.e. Microsoft Word, Safari, QuickTime Player, etc.), AirParrot gives you the option to choose the one that is most relevant and display only that content.
What does this mean for you? No more dragging and minimizing all of your open windows and apps to find the right application or showcase the most important data. Easily accomplish both tasks right from the AirParrot menu.
Just follow the steps listed below:
- Click on the AirParrot icon in your menu bar.
- Hover over the “Application” option under the “From” menu
- Choose which application you would like to share with the group
Pro tip: If you are not seeing the application you would like to mirror in the Application section under the “From” menu, you most likely have the app minimized. The app must be on the screen for AirParrot to mirror the application.
AirParrot Remote version 1.1 is now available in the App Store. AirParrot Remote is a companion application to the AirParrot 2 wireless screen-mirroring software for Mac and Windows. With AirParrot Remote, users can remotely begin mirroring a computer screen, create media streaming playlists, extend a desktop and preview a desktop screen, all from their iOS devices.
AirParrot Remote 1.1 update notes:
- Added support for waking a Mac from sleep when connecting to it via AirParrot Remote
- Added support for unlocking a Mac when connecting to it via AirParrot Remote
- Added pinch-to-zoom and scroll support to Preview control
- Preview control bar can now be collapsed to access the lower portion of a previewed screen
- Automatically enable the mouse cursor in AirParrot when using Preview control
- Improved support for clearing media playlists
- Improved auto-reconnect functionality
- Resolved an issue that prevented AirParrot Remote from accessing files with capitalized file extensions
- Resolved a potential crash when attempting to remove a file from the playlist
- Resolved an issue that prevented Preview window from being cleared when preview is no longer available
- Miscellaneous bug fixes and performance improvements
All users must update their AirParrot 2 software to the latest version (2.6.2) to ensure compatibility with AirParrot Remote 1.1. You can update AirParrot Remote to version 1.1 in the App Store. Both updates are free for current AirParrot 2 and AirParrot Remote users.
Please let us know if you have an questions or comments below.
A new AirParrot 2 update is now available for all Mac and Windows users. This update fixes minor issues and adds stability and performance improvements for the AirParrot Remote iOS app.
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 2.6.2 update notes for Mac and Windows users:
- Resolved an issue that could cause screens mirrored to an Apple TV 4 to appear very small
- Improvements to AirParrot Remote stability and performance
- Improved Bonjour discovery of Chromecast version 1.21.72444
- Quick Connect now supports modifiers for troubleshooting and legacy connection modes
- Miscellaneous bug fixes and performance improvements
In 2014, we introduced AirParrot 2 — a completely rebuilt, supercharged and feature-packed version of the original AirParrot. We continued support for AirParrot for quite some time, but that time has come to an end. We will no longer be updating the original version of AirParrot.
The original version of AirParrot will not be compatible with new operating systems or the latest versions of the Apple TV. The release of tvOS 10 makes AirParrot incompatible with the fourth generation Apple TV, and the release of macOS Sierra will render certain parts of the application unusable.
AirParrot 2 will continue to receive operating system and receiver compatibility updates. We encourage you to upgrade to AirParrot 2 to ensure uninterrupted screen sharing.
Want to know more about AirParrot 2?
AirParrot 2 includes a number of new features over its predecessor.
Stream media files to your TV for a buffer- and stutter-free experience. Streamed media supports 5.1 audio!
New Receiver Support
Connect to Chromecast, Apple TV and Reflector-enabled devices. AirParrot 2 enables streaming and mirroring to a variety of devices.
Remotely control AirParrot 2 with your iPhone or iPad. Easily control what’s being sent from your computer to Apple TV or Chromecast without touching your keyboard or mouse.
Connect to multiple receivers of any type at the same time. Stream your favorite movies to every TV in the house!
AirParrot 2 is a huge upgrade over the original version. We made a number of improvements and added a ton of new features. AirParrot 2 is available from our online store.