March 19, 2015

Squirrels School Lesson #5: Extend Desktop to Apple TV or Chromecast

Cluttered desktops are overwhelming and frustrating.When one screen isn’t enough, add AirParrot to create additional workspace. Increase your productivity and use multiple programs simultaneously by wirelessly extending your desktop from your Mac or PC! Here’s how:

How to Extend Your Desktop

You’ll need a copy of AirParrot installed and running. AirParrot is free to try for 7 days, and is a budget friendly purchase.

1. Open the AirParrot menu. Select “Extend Desktop” as your method of screen sharing. Then, choose your destination.

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2. Your desktop should then show up on your television or monitor connected to your receiver.

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3. Drag your applications to either screen as you please!

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4. You can extend your desktop to Apple TV, Chromecast or Reflector, separately or at the same time. (Apple TV on the left, Chromecast on the right).

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February 4, 2015

Squirrels School Lesson #4 – How to Mirror a Windows Tablet or Computer

Mirroring is a feature that is not found natively on Windows devices. Luckily, software applications like AirParrot provide the solution to mirror both Windows tablets and computers!

AirParrot mirrors Windows devices to popular receivers such as Apple TV, Chromecast and Reflector. For a one-time purchase of $14.99, you can send your device screen in just three easy steps:

1.     Download AirParrot to your Windows computer or tablet.

2.     Open AirParrot.

3.     Open the AirParrot interface and select your display, or specific application you would like to mirror. Then select your destination(s).

And just like that, your Windows screen is sent directly to your receiver!

AirParrot also works with Mac and Chrome OS devices!

January 28, 2015

Squirrels School – Lesson #3: How to AirPlay with an iPad on iOS 8

Many iOS 8 users have been experiencing problems when attempting to AirPlay from their iPads. After opening the AirPlay menu and selecting a device to beam to, the “Mirroring” toggle is not always instantly displayed.  Sometimes, the destination device isn’t shown either.

If this is happening when attempting to AirPlay your iPad running iOS 8, we might have a solution.

  • Open the AirPlay menu.
  • Attempt to scroll down the AirPlay menu screen. While it may not look like look like the menu scrolls, it will reveal the “Mirroring” toggle or the device you would like to connect to. 

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Here is a short video showing the process more in depth!

January 14, 2015

Squirrels School – Lesson #2: Mirror an iPad or iPhone to Fire TV

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Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick have a number of features, and both are a great, inexpensive addition to any home theater. The devices include some mirroring via Miracast, but other devices are natively left out.

Enter: Reflector.

Mirroring your iPhone or iPad to a Fire TV is easy! Installing Reflector on a Fire TV or Fire TV stick allows you to mirror an iPad, iPod or iPhone to the device.

To get Reflector for Fire TV, head over to Fire TV search and search for Reflector. (We would give you a link, but the Fire TV doesn’t support linking to apps!) Purchase, download and install Reflector.

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To run Reflector, simply open the application like you would anything else. You’ll be prompted with the Reflector splash screen where you can change the AirPlay name and set or change a password.

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You can close this screen and Reflector will continue to run. This allows you to mirror and stream to your Fire TV at any time!

To mirror, simply open your AirPlay list, select the Fire TV and toggle the mirror switch! Need help turning on mirroring? We have you covered.

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January 5, 2015

Squirrels School – Lesson #1: How to Mirror your iOS Device to Chromecast

Our support team has gotten a number of inquiries since we released AirParrot Chromecast support; a lot of customers are wondering if we have a solution to mirror an entire iOS screen to Chromecast. Lucky for you, AirParrot 2 and Reflector make a great team! 

To begin, connect your iOS device to your Mac or PC using Reflector.

Next, open AirParrot 2. Select the display that the iPhone is being mirrored to, and then select the Chromecast device for mirroring.

Your desktop should be mirroring through Chromecast, Reflector included!

 

To mirror your iOS device only, open the AirParrot 2 menu. Scroll over “Applications” to change from your display to a specific application.

Click Reflector, and voila!

It’s as easy as that. Feel free to access our support knowledge base to troubleshoot any problems you have or to create a support ticket. Try AirParrot 2 and Reflector free for seven days or purchase here!