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
September 12 , 2016

Upgrade to AirParrot 2 for Uninterrupted Screen Mirroring

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.

AP to AP2 Upgrade

Want to know more about AirParrot 2?

AirParrot 2 includes a number of new features over its predecessor.

Media Streaming

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.

AirParrot Remote

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.

Multiple Destinations

Connect to multiple receivers of any type at the same time. Stream your favorite movies to every TV in the house!

…and more!

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.

September 8 , 2016

AirParrot 2.6 for Mac and Windows is Available

A major update for AirParrot 2 is now available. This update greatly improves stability and performance and adds compatibility for the upcoming tvOS 10 update.

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 update notes for Mac:

  • Added compatibility with tvOS 10 on the fourth-generation Apple TV
  • Added enhanced encryption when mirroring to Apple TV or Reflector 2
  • Improved performance and reliability of Bonjour discovery
  • Added setting to disable localization and use English
  • Resolved an issue that would cause a crash when attempting to load media files with capitalized file extensions
  • Resolved an issue that would cause Cast connections to hang when quitting AirParrot 2
  • Resolved a potential crash when suddenly losing connection to a Chromecast
  • Resolved a potential crash when launching AirParrot 2
  • Resolved a potential crash when switching between docked monitors
  • Resolved a potential crash when attempting to connect to an Apple TV with a password or onscreen code enabled
  • Resolved a potential crash when suddenly losing connection to a Chromecast
  • Miscellaneous bug fixes and performance improvements

AirParrot 2.6 update notes for Windows:

  • Added compatibility with tvOS 10 on the fourth-generation Apple TV
  • Added enhanced encryption when mirroring to Apple TV or Reflector 2
  • Improved performance and reliability of Bonjour discovery
  • Added setting to disable localization and use English
  • Resolved an issue that would cause a crash when attempting to load media files with capitalized file extensions
  • Resolved an issue that would cause Cast connections to hang when quitting AirParrot 2
  • Resolved a potential crash when suddenly losing connection to a Chromecast
  • Resolved a potential crash when launching AirParrot 2
  • Resolved a potential crash when switching between docked monitors
  • Resolved a potential crash when attempting to connect to an Apple TV with a password or onscreen code enabled
  • Resolved a potential crash when suddenly losing connection to a Chromecast
  • Miscellaneous bug fixes and performance improvements
May 23 , 2016

AirParrot 2.5.1 for Mac and Windows is Now Available

An update to AirParrot 2 is available! This update resolves an issue when connecting to a Chromecast running the latest Chromecast software update.

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.

April 20 , 2016

How to stream the NBA playoffs to your TV if you don't have cable

It’s that magical time of year. The two-month NBA postseason is underway with 16 teams hoping to raise the Larry O’Brien trophy in June. But how will you watch your team’s playoff journey if you don’t have a cable or satellite connection?

Recent numbers suggest as many as 15 percent of Americans are now cord cutters and an additional nine percent have never subscribed to cable. Luckily, TNT Overtime lets you watch some of the games online without a cable subscription.

Pro tip: Make sure you have AirParrot 2 on your Mac or PC as well. AirParrot 2 allows you to wirelessly stream that live broadcast from TNT Overtime directly to Apple TV or Chromecast so you can experience all the action on the big screen. Seriously. AirParrot is worth the $12.99. Watching sports on your TV is so much better than watching on a small computer screen, especially if you’re in a room full of people.

Upcoming games on TNT Overtime:

Wednesday, April 20
Detroit @ Cleveland
Portland @ LA Clippers

Thursday, April 21
Golden State @ Houston

Saturday, April 23
Miami @ Charlotte

Sunday, April 24
Cleveland @ Detroit

TNT will broadcast many of the games in the first two rounds of the playoffs on Overtime. In addition, it holds exclusive rights to the entire Western Conference Finals. It's a great solution. Some might even argue that TNT Overtime provides a better NBA playoff viewing experience because of the unique camera angle selection it offers.

See? It’s going to be ok. The combination of TNT Overtime and AirParrot wireless laptop-to-TV streaming capabilities will let you experience LeBron James, Steph Curry, Dwyane Wade, James Harden and Chris Paul lighting up the hardwood as if you were there in person. Have fun!

Learn more about the AirParrot 2 desktop mirroring/streaming app.

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