November 17, 2016

Reflector 2.6 is Now Available for Mac and Windows

Reflector 2.6 is now available for Mac and Windows. This release brings major performance and stability upgrades to mirroring and streaming with AirPlay and Cast technology.

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 2.6 release notes: 

Mac:
  • Reduced the amount of memory used when screen mirroring and recording
  • Improved reliability and performance of YouTube live video streaming
  • Improved reliability and stability of iOS 10 connections
  • Reduced CPU utilization when using Reflector Student
  • Numerous bug fixes and performance improvements
Windows
  • Reduced the amount of memory used when screen mirroring and recording
  • Added legacy renderer setting for users that experience a black screen when mirroring
  • Improved reliability and performance of YouTube live video streaming
  • Improved reliability and stability of iOS 10 connections
  • Reduced CPU utilization when using Reflector Student
  • Numerous bug fixes and performance improvements

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November 4, 2016

Reflector Student 1.1 for iOS is Now Available

An update to the Reflector Student iOS App is now available in the App Store. Reflector Student is a Reflector 2 companion app that helps students connect to Reflector 2 over restricted school networks. It also shows students the devices that are mirrored to the teacher’s computer. No matter where a student is seated in the classroom, they can open Reflector Student on their iOS device to see the other devices that are displayed on the teacher’s computer screen.

Reflector Student 1.1 update notes: 

– Improved catch-up performance when a screen stream is behind
– Improved performance when running on 32-bit devices
– Resolved an issue where rebroadcasting would not work properly on iOS 10
– Resolved an issue where some device screens would be shown in the wrong orientation
– Miscellaneous performance and stability improvements

You can grab Reflector Student version 1.1 for free in the App Store.

October 18, 2016

Unlock, Pinch-To-Zoom and Sleep-To-Wake Highlight New AirParrot Remote 1.1 Features

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.

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October 13, 2016

AirParrot 2.6.2 for Mac and Windows is Now Available

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