September 28 , 2015

Get Fitted with the Latest Reflector 2 iPhone Frames

The world gave us new Snapchat lenses, rectangular Instagram photos and a selfie mode for the iPhone 6s camera in recent weeks. Socialites and tech enthusiasts rejoiced at this front-page news, proving that even the most trivial perks can define a product.

Today we’re excited to announce a new visual perk of our own. The iPhone 6s and 6s Plus frames have arrived with our latest free Reflector 2 update. Anyone who gets their hands on a new iPhone will be able to mirror the device to their computers with the appropriate frame I.D. We’ve also added rose gold frames to match Apple's newest iPhone color.

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This update is available now for current Reflector 2 users. Simply select “Check for Updates” from the Reflector 2 preferences menu or download the new version from the Reflector 2 download page.

September 11 , 2015

iOS 9 Screen-Mirroring Support Has Arrived

Change happens fast in the tech world. We’re excited to launch our official Reflector 2 iOS 9 update – the world’s first screen-mirroring solution to support Apple’s latest mobile operating system.

The update is available to download now, and it's free for current Reflector 2 users. You should expect all of the same great features you have come to love in our industry-leading software such as multiple-device mirroring, YouTube live streaming, screen recording with voice-over support, frame preferences, intelligent design layout and much more.

This update will allow teachers, gamers, business professionals and casual tech enthusiasts to continue to mirror once they update their iPhones and iPads to the iOS 9 platform. Anyone using an alternative screen-mirroring app will abruptly discover they can no longer mirror mobile devices to their computers once they update their Apple device to iOS 9.

iOS 9 Reflector 2

The reason for this is fairly “techie,” but we’ll give you a brief overview. Apple made some big changes to AirPlay in iOS 9. AirPlay is the built-in technology that allows iPads and iPhones to wirelessly communicate with external devices. It’s the software that communicates with Reflector 2, wireless speakers, Apple TVs and other wireless content-sharing technology on the market.

The new operating system alters the way AirPlay communicates with these external devices and breaks the connections. That’s a headache-filled bummer for unsuspecting consumers, right? Most definitely….unless they have Reflector 2.

Click here to update Reflector 2 for iOS 9 support!

August 24 , 2015

Introducing Reflector Student

Our latest advancement in screen-mirroring technology allows students to use their iPads and iPhones to see their teacher’s computer screen in real time. It also provides new connection methods in schools with restrictive networks. Oh yes, teacher friends. We’re excited about it, too.

Reflector Student is a free Reflector 2 companion app that runs on each student’s
iOS device. The app wirelessly communicates with the Reflector 2 software running on the teacher’s computer to display a live look at the teacher’s screen on every connected student device.

Reflector Student decreases classroom reliance on SMART boards and projectors and enables schools to get more out of their Reflector Student Pairing Optionsmobile devices. Students can now view the same websites, videos, peer work and presentations displayed on the big screen in the palm of their hands. This reduces the strain on students with visibility issues. It also allows teachers to show students what’s happening on their classmates’ screens.

The Reflector Student app acts as a workaround for schools that experience Reflector 2 connectivity problems. It should resolve issues for schools that host their student and teacher devices on separate networks. New Reflector 2 connection methods include:

  • Bluetooth discovery
  • Quick Connect Codes™
  • iOS camera linking

We know educators are always looking for the latest and greatest technology to keep their classrooms ahead of the curve. That’s why we’re constantly working on new screen-mirroring solutions to bring to your students.

Stay tuned for more updates. As always, feel free to offer suggestions or feedback in the comment section below. We love to hear from our friends and fans!

Click here for more information about Reflector Student.

Reflector Student

August 19 , 2015

Reflector 2 Adds Live YouTube Streaming

YouTube is the online pinnacle of the video world. Tutorials, pranks, Vine compilations, music videos, talk show segments, lectures, GoPro footage, cat clips, documentaries and the list goes on and on and on. Today, we’re adding mobile device live streaming to that list.

Reflector 2 is the world’s first wireless screen-mirroring technology to enable live YouTube streaming. Anything that is displayed on your iPhone, iPad, Android device, Chromebook or Surface tablet can be instantly streamed to YouTube when connected to Reflector 2.

We know what you’re thinking. “That’s cool, but what does it mean for me?”

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Education

Teachers can instantly stream a classroom presentation from their mobile device to a live YouTube audience. The YouTube audience can hear what the teacher is saying and see the same content the classroom is viewing from the teacher’s mobile device. Sorry, kids. Being sick is no longer an excuse to miss the lesson.

Gaming

Uploading gameplay footage to YouTube is one of the latest gaming trends. Now gamers can do it live. The Reflector 2 YouTube live stream feature allows gamers to interact with their audience and put their skills on display to mobile gaming enthusiasts in real time. Yeah, we’re looking at you, Clash of Clans and Game of War fanatics.

Business/Tech/Cat Lady

Business pros can now use Reflector 2 to live stream presentations from their mobile devices to partners across the world. Tech enthusiasts and app reviewers can provide immediate demonstrations and feedback to their audiences. And yes, if absolutely necessary, that crazy cat lady in everyone’s life can instantly stream a video of Mittens the kitten trying to climb the stairs. Ah, the possibilities are endless.

Extras

Additional Reflector 2 updates include:

  • Webcam streaming to YouTube - Reflector 2 now supports webcam display alongside mirrored devices! This allows audiences to see a physical object or the presenter’s face during a presentation or YouTube Live broadcast. Users can even record instructional videos that include the webcam and mirrored devices.
  • Recording bar - We moved voice-over controls, recording, broadcasting and webcam controls to an easy-to-find, centralized bar in the Reflector 2 menu. Now everything you need is in one, consistent place.
  • Voice-over volume support - You can now adjust the voice-over volume via a slider in "recordings." Additionally, our recording engine (which is majorly improved) will respect whatever the device volume level is set to when saving recordings.

We’ve had a busy summer here at Squirrels. Reflector Director, ScreenToss, Reflector 2.1 and AirParrot updates have hit the market. We hope you love them as much as we do. Stay tuned for more to come.

November 5 , 2013

Record your iPad or iPhone with Reflector

UPDATE (3/21/14):

Windows version 1.3.4 adds recording support for Windows 8. Please be sure you’ve updated to the latest version of Reflector. 

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One of the many built-in features of Reflector is iOS recording. Without any extra hardware or software, Reflector can easily record your iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch screen. 

Recording makes reviewing and demoing iOS apps easy. Instead of physically recording a device with a camera, Reflector records the screen directly. There’s no need to plug the device into a hardware recorder either. Just connect to Reflector as you would any other AirPlay receiver and press record! Any audio coming from the device will also be saved. If you would like to add your voice or sound effects, you’ll need to add that in post production with video editing software.

Recording is currently available on OS X 10.7, 10.8 and 10.9. It’s also available on Windows 7. Any device that can connect to an AirPlay Mirroring receiver can be recorded with Reflector. 

Recording your iPhone, iPod or iPad with a Mac

To start recording on a Mac, connect your device and press CMD+R. Alternatively, you can select “Start Recording” from the device menu. 

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While you’re recording, you’ll see a timer indicating the length of your current recording. 

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To stop a recording, select “Stop Recording” from the device menu, or press CMD+R on your keyboard. 

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When you’ve stopped the recording, you’ll be asked where you would like to save the recording file and if you want to include device frames in the recording. 

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Recording your iPhone, iPod or iPad with Windows

Recording your device with Reflector for Windows is currently only available on Windows 7. 

To start recording on Windows, connect your device and press ALT+R. Alternatively, you can right click on the mirror stream and select “Start Recording” from the menu. 

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While you’re recording, you’ll see a timer indicating the length of your current recording. 

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To stop a recording, right click and select “Stop Recording” from the menu, or press ALT+R on your keyboard. 

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When you’ve stopped the recording, you’ll be asked where you would like to save the recording file. Saving frames with a Windows recording isn’t currently offered.

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Reflector makes creating tutorials and walk-through videos easy. Any device that supports iOS mirroring can be recorded. Questions about recording? Our support portal might help!

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