January 18, 2016

AirParrot 2.3.2 For Mac and Windows is Available

An update to AirParrot 2 is available! AirParrot now works great with Chromecast Audio devices! AirParrot 2.3.2 corrects some bugs and user reported issues, and it also corrects user-experience issues that prevented AirParrot from working correctly in certain environments.

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.

Mac 2.3.2 Release Notes:

  •  Improved compatibility with Chromecast audio-only devices
  •  Spotify album art for the current audio track is now loaded from the Spotify API for better reliability
  • Resolved an issue where "select an area" mode was unusable if previous single app mirroring app became unavailable
  • Better support for underscan and per-device audio level adjustments when connected to a Cast device
  • Resolved an issue that caused a black screen on two or more Chromecast mirroring connections
  • Resolved an issue that could cause music track info to become stuck when mirroring to an Apple TV
  • Resolved a hang with the main AirParrot 2 menu on OS X 10.7
  • Miscellaneous bug fixes and stability improvements

Windows 2.3.2 Release Notes:

  • Improved compatibility with Chromecast audio-only devices
  • AirParrot 2 now auto-configures the Windows Firewall on installation to allow necessary port traffic
  • Better support for per-device audio level adjustment when connected to a Cast device
  • Resolved an issue with licensing AirParrot 2 on some Windows 10 computers
  • Resolved a crash when switching from Mirroring to Media Streaming
  • Miscellaneous bug fixes and stability improvements
November 10, 2015

AirParrot 2.3 for Mac and Windows is Available

An update to AirParrot 2 is available! AirParrot 2.3 corrects some bugs and updates the core of the application for performance improvements.

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.

Mac 2.3 Release Notes:

  • Improved support for the new Apple TV 4
  • Miscellaneous bug fixes and stability improvements

Windows 2.3 Release Notes:

  • Improved support for the new Apple TV 4
  • Miscellaneous bug fixes and stability improvements
October 30, 2015

AirParrot 2 Offers an Unmatched Streaming and Mirroring Experience with the New Apple TV

The first new Apple TV since 2012 promises to be one of the biggest tech hardware releases of 2015. What does this mean for AirParrot 2 customers? An unparalleled mirroring and streaming experience on a new, more powerful Apple TV.

We are excited to announce that both AirParrot and AirParrot 2 are compatible with Apple TV 4.

Use AirParrot 2 with the New Apple TV

Now that we got the good news out of the way, we’re going to hit you with more good news.

Compatibility with every mirroring-enabled Apple TV 
The price tag on the Apple TV ($150) will likely create school, business and home environments with old and new Apple TVs. Luckily, AirParrot 2 users can mirror and stream their Mac or PC screens to multiple generations of Apple TVs simultaneously without worrying about compatibility issues.

AirParrot 2 vs. AirPlay and AirParrot 1
AirParrot 2 provides a much more robust screen-mirroring solution than the built-in AirPlay function found in newer Mac models. The ability to mirror to multiple devices simultaneously, media streaming and compatibility with Apple TV, Chromecast and Reflector 2 makes AirParrot 2 a more feature-rich screen-mirroring solution.

Bonus: AirParrot 2 gives users the option to mirror specific apps or windows instead of the entire computer screen for privacy or to highlight specific content.

Stream to Apple TV 4
AirParrot 2 users can wirelessly stream their favorite movies and songs from a Mac or PC to the Apple TV 4 with the AirParrot 2 streaming feature. Are you thinking what we’re thinking? Looks like it’s time to wirelessly stream that new Adele song or Jurassic World from your computer to your Apple TV 4. Simply open AirParrot 2 and enjoy the show!

Pro tip: We recommend streaming movies rather than mirroring them for the best results.

Apple TV 4 features
Apple TV 4 boasts new features of its own including a new operating system (tvOS) with access to an App Store, deep Siri integration, a touch-based remote control that doubles as a game controller and powerful new app-development tools.

Overall, the new Apple TV and AirParrot 2 are a perfect match. Enjoy!

Learn more about AirParrot 2.

New Apple TV

June 16, 2015

AirParrot 2.2 for Mac and Windows is Available

An substantial update to AirParrot 2 is available! AirParrot 2.2 brings hardware encoding support to Macs running 10.9 and later. This update also brings Windows UI improvements and a better experience to touch devices like tablets.

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.

Mac 2.2 Release Notes:

  • Hardware encoding - AirParrot 2 now uses available hardware encoding to capture screens and transcode media files at much lower CPU usage when streaming to Apple TV and Chromecast (OS X 10.9 and greater)
  • Audio streaming to AirPort Express generation 1 (version 1) now works properly
  • The power button and play/pause buttons are now disabled when not mirroring/streaming
  • Miscellaneous bug fixes and stability improvements

Windows 2.2 Release Notes:

  • AirParrot 2 now better supports running on tablet and touch devices
  • AirParrot 2 now appears in the “Open With” context menu when right clicking a media file in Explorer
  • Audio streaming to AirPort Express generation 1 (version 1) now works properly
  • Pressing Control+L will now automatically reconnect to the last receiver
  • The power button and play/pause buttons are now disabled when not mirroring/streaming
  • Improved the “select an area” mirroring UI to be easier to use and better looking
  • Improved general mouseover, scrolling and tap areas (especially on touch devices)
  • Resolved a crash when rotating a Windows tablet while mirroring the screen
  • Resolved an issue that could cause media streaming to drop after roughly 30 minutes of streaming
  • Resolved an issue that caused duplicate devices, when connected via Quick Connect, to appear when re-opening the AirParrot 2 menu 
  • Resolved an issue that caused AirParrot 2 to stop sending sound when the AirParrot 2 volume slider was adjusted in the Windows sounds mixer
  • Resolved an issue that caused device names with special characters to appear mis-formatted
  • Resolved an issue that caused progress indicators to remain after disconnecting from a device while media streaming is connecting
  • Resolved a memory leak when using Classic Capture mode on Windows 8
  • Miscellaneous bug fixes and stability improvements
May 1, 2015

AirParrot 2.1.2 for Mac and Windows is Available

An update to AirParrot 2 is available! This update adds enhanced support for Reflector 2 connectivity and resolves numerous bugs on both Windows and Mac. 

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

Mac 2.1.2 Release Notes:

  • Reflector 2 compatibility - Added enhanced support for mirroring and media streaming via AirPlay or Google Cast to Reflector 2
  • AirParrot 2 now prevents a Mac from sleeping while media streaming
  • Resolved a crash when seeking in a media stream
  • Resolved a crash when Bluetooth is not able to initialize
  • Resolved an issue that caused the pause icon to remain in the menu bar after a connection ends
  • Resolved an issue that could cause the AirParrot menu to not appear directly under the menu bar icon
  • Resolved an issue that could cause audio to disconnect on OS X 10.8
  • Miscellaneous bug fixes and stability improvements

Windows 2.1.2 Release Notes:

  • Reflector 2 compatibility - Added enhanced support for mirroring and media streaming via AirPlay or Google Cast to Reflector 2
  • Resolved a crash when switching between apps in Specific App mirroring
  • Resolved an issue with the Application list when many applications are running
  • Resolved an issue that caused the mirrored mouse pointer to appear in an incorrect location
  • Resolved an issue with audio streaming that could cause it to become crackly or garbled when mirroring
  • Resolved an issue with selecting a second video while one is already streaming
  • Resolved an issue that prevented reconnecting to a device after using the power button to disconnect
  • Resolved an issue that prevented AirParrot 2 from remembering saved AirPlay passwords
  • Resolved an issue that prevented “Stretch to Fit” from functioning when mirroring a specific application
  • Resolved an issue that caused a mirrored application to become black when resizing
  • Improved mDNS refresh and performance
  • AirParrot 2 now gracefully handles when displays are added and removed while AirParrot 2 is running
  • Resolved an issue that caused the pause icon to remain in the menu bar after a connection ends
  • Resolved an issue that caused the AirParrot 2 menu to appear off screen
  • Resolved an issue when FIPS security encryption is enabled in Windows
  • AirParrot 2 logs now include date and timestamp information
  • Miscellaneous bug fixes and stability improvements

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