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.

April 15, 2016

AirParrot 2.5 for Mac and Windows Is Now Available

AirParrot 2.5 for Mac and Windows is now available! The update adds 13 languages to AirParrot 2, including Spanish, French, Japanese, German, Dutch, Korean, Chinese (Cantonese and Mandarin), Hungarian, Czech, Polish, Italian and Danish.

Users that have their language set to one of these languages in OS X or Windows will see the AirParrot user interface in that language!

This is a free update for all current AirParrot 2 users. To update, simply click the “Check for Updates” option from within the AirParrot 2 menu.

If you do not have our AirParrot 2 desktop screen-mirroring app, you can download it in your preferred language at http://www.airsquirrels.com/airparrot/select-language/.

April 6, 2016

How to turn your iPad or iPhone into a Remote Desktop

APR Remote Desktop

If you ever wished you could turn your iPad or iPhone into a remote desktop for your computer, then we’re about to make your day.

Our new AirParrot Remote iOS app makes it possible to view your computer’s display and control its mouse and keyboard from your iPad or iPhone. Similar remote desktop solutions are expensive, but AirParrot Remote costs just $6.99 in the App Store.

AirParrot Remote lets you manage and edit all of your computer’s documents and applications from your mobile phone or tablet. You don’t even have to be in the same room as your computer. Just make sure you’re connected to the same Wi-Fi.

The AirParrot Remote “remote desktop” feature is ideal for use at work or at home.

At work

If you don’t feel like taking your computer to that next meeting, leave it at your desk. You can access your computer and all of its files from your iPad.

Pro Tip: If your conference room has an Apple TV, Chromecast or Reflector-enabled display, you can use AirParrot Remote to connect your computer (which is still sitting at your desk) to one of those devices for the entire room to see. It’s convenient, and everyone in the room will think you’re some sort of crazy tech genius or computer hacker.  

At home

The same concept applies at home. You can use your iPhone or iPad to edit a document or view a file that’s on your computer from anywhere in the house. This will come in handy when you’re in bed and realize you need your computer. Rather than getting up and going downstairs, simply open AirParrot Remote on your tablet or phone to access your Mac or PC.  

What you need

  1. AirParrot Remote running on your iPad or iPhone
  2. AirParrot 2 ($12.99) running on your Mac or PC

How it works

Open AirParrot 2 on your computer and wirelessly connect your iPad or iPhone to it via the AirParrot Remote connection menu. Tap the “Display 1” option in the AirParrot Remote menu. Then tap on the screen preview window in the top right corner of the AirParrot Remote app. This will show you whatever is on your computer screen. Lastly, turn on the mouse and keyboard control options in AirParrot Remote by tapping the corresponding images at the bottom of the screen preview. You will now be able to control the computer’s mouse and keyboard from your mobile device.

Learn more about the AirParrot Remote iOS app and AirParrot 2 desktop mirroring/streaming app. You can grab AirParrot 2 on our website and AirParrot Remote from the Apple App Store.

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