October 10, 2018

How To Screen Mirror iOS 12 iPads and iPhones to Mac and Windows Computers Wirelessly

Screen mirroring iPad and iPhone screens to your Mac or Windows computer is a breeze with iOS 12. Don’t even think about using cords or cables – it’s so simple to do it wirelessly.

How? All you need to do is add one app to your computer. It’s that easy to turn your computer into an AirPlay-compatible receiver – regardless if you’re on a Mac or Windows computer.

What app? Reflector 3. Hundreds of thousands of people worldwide use Reflector to mirror and record iOS devices. You can buy it or try it for free here.

Here’s how to mirror your iPhone or iPad running iOS 12 to any Mac or Windows computer:

Step One

Download and install Reflector onto your Mac or Windows computer. Then check that your iOS 12 device and your computer are connected to the same wifi network.

Step Two

Open Reflector on your computer from your applications folder.

Reflector Running on a MacBook

Step Three

Unlock your iOS 12 device, open Control Center and tap Screen Mirroring.

Note: Users of iPhone X or later need to swipe down from the top of the screen to access Control Center. If you’re using an iPhone 8 or older, swipe up from the bottom of the screen.

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Step Four

Select your computer from the list of AirPlay-enabled receivers.

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Step Five

That’s it! Now your iPhone or iPad screen will wirelessly appear on your computer. Anything you do on your mobile device will reflect on your computer’s display in real time, including audio.

iPhone Mirroring to Computer with Reflector

 

Want to mirror more than just iPhones and iPads?

Great! With Reflector, you can. Mirror Android and Chromebook devices one at a time, side-by-side or simultaneously with any iOS device.

Pro tip:

You can also record your mobile device screen with Reflector. Just click the red button in the top right corner of your connected device to begin recording your session.

Reflector Recording iPhone Screen


Get Reflector today
to mirror all your iOS 12 devices!

Related Reading

Have an iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch running iOS 11 or iOS 10? Check these out:

How To Screen Mirror iOS 11 iPads and iPhones to Any Computer

How To Wirelessly Mirror iPhones and iPads Running iOS 10

 

 

June 22, 2018

Reflector Teacher 3.1.1 is Now Available

Reflector Teacher Update 

Reflector Teacher 3.1.1 is now available for Mac and Windows. The update adds compatibility for the new Reflector Director and Reflector Student iOS companion applications, which are available in the App Store. 

Reflector Teacher for Mac 3.1.1 update notes:

Reflector Teacher for Windows 3.1.1 update notes:

Contact us by submitting a new support ticket if you have any questions. 

November 21, 2017

Introducing Reflector 3 and Reflector Teacher screen-mirroring receivers

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Today we’re launching two new applications: Reflector 3 and Reflector Teacher. Both apps build on our previous screen-mirroring experience and customer feedback to create refined, faster and more reliable screen-mirroring.

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What’s new?

Miracast
In addition to AirPlay and Google Cast mirroring from iOS, Android and Chrome OS, Reflector 3 accepts Miracast connections. 

These new versions of our Reflector screen-mirroring software are compatible with a new set of devices that were not previously able to mirror to Reflector 2. Miracast is compatible with Reflector 3 and Reflector Teacher on most Windows 10 computers.

Under-the-hood improvements 
This generation of screen-mirroring technology introduces greatly improved speed, performance and stability. Faster connections and a more reliable screen mirroring experience should be expected.

iPhone X Frames
A new display engine allows Reflector 3 to display the edge-to-edge iPhone X screen with a frame.

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Screenshots
Instantly take full-resolution screenshots of any connected device.

Windows-Specific Upgrades
On Windows, Reflector 3 is located near the Start button instead of the system tray by the clock where Reflector 2 was located. Connected devices are now visible in a window instead of a pop-up menu. This makes devices easier to locate and manage.

Interface and Experience Updates
Reflector 3 was redesigned for modern operating systems and includes interface updates that make mirroring and managing connected devices easier. Common user actions are easier to find and use.

 

What’s Reflector Teacher?

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Reflector Teacher is an education-streamlined version of the Reflector software that educators use to wirelessly display iPads, Chromebooks and other devices in the classroom.

Since Reflector technology is already used in more than 100,000 classrooms worldwide, it only made sense to create an education-specific version of Reflector.

Reflector Teacher includes:

  • Reflector Student compatibility
  • Reflector Director compatibility
  • Preconfigured settings ideal for classrooms

Other education-focused enhancements are planned for the coming months. 

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Get Reflector 3 or Reflector Teacher today!

A seven-day free trial of both apps is available, but hurry, launch pricing is ends soon!

Reflector 3 and Reflector Teacher are regularly available for $14.99 USD. For a limited time, users can receive 20% off their purchase at the Squirrels online store.

Upgrade pricing is available for anyone who previously purchased Reflector 2. Simply open Reflector 2 and check for updates to receive an upgrade offer.

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For more information about both apps, visit www.reflectorapp.com.

August 1, 2017

How to Live Stream Android, iPhone and iPad Games to Twitch with Gameshow and Reflector

Did you know that 800,000 mobile games are available on the App Store? That equates to over a third of the 2.2 million apps offered to iOS users. Did you also know that 75% of revenue generated from the App Store comes from mobile gaming?

That got us thinking: If that many games are housed on the App Store and they generate that much revenue, what technology are people using to show off their skills?

Social video platform services such as Twitch offer gamers an opportunity to turn their recreational hobby into interactive gaming experiences that others can enjoy. Programs such as Gameshow, XSplit and Open Broadcasting Software (OBS) offer a way for enthusiasts to stream gameplay and connect with friends and fans over a shared love of games. 

We decided to put Gameshow to the test (we’ve already tried out OBS) to see how it works with our Reflector screen-mirroring solution. Pairing Reflector with Gameshow eliminates the need for a lightning or USB cable to connect your device to your computer.

1. Create Twitch Account

To start your streaming experience, you need to sign up for the streaming service, Twitch. On the top right of the Twitch website, select “Sign Up” to create your account. Don’t worry, it’s free!

2. Download and Install Gameshow 

Now that you have a Twitch account, you will need to download and install Gameshow (also free) to share your gaming with the world. This software is compatible with Windows 7 SP1 64-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit, Windows 10 64-bit, MacOS X El Capitan and MacOS Sierra.

3. Stream Mobile Games to Twitch

  1. To start, open Reflector 3 to wirelessly mirror your device screen to your computer instead of using a cable. Connect your mobile device to Reflector using its native AirPlay or Cast technology. We recommend mirroring your device screen to Reflector first.
  2. Open Gameshow from your computer Applications.
  3. Gameshow may prompt you to “Register” to be informed about new features and updates. Select “Skip” or “Register.”3.3.png
  4. Click “Start Streaming.”3.4.png
  5. Choose a template for your stream. You can choose one that is already formatted for the game you are streaming, or you can make your own.
  6. In this example we chose to use the “Game” template. Yours may differ.3.5.png
  7. Click “Next”
  8. Next is configuring your document
    1. Stream To: Twitch
    2. Game Title: Enter and select the game you want to stream
    3. Encoder (we are using x264)
    4. Encoder Settings (we are using Twitch: 720p30 x264 1250 kbps)
    5. Twitch Server 3.8.png
  9. Click “Next”
  10. Continue configuring your document
    1. Game Source Type: Computer 
    2. Game Process: Select Reflector 3
    3. Window: Your device name and type should automatically appear (if your device is connected to Reflector 3) 3.10.png
  11. Click “Next”
  12. The Gameshow window will appear on your screen
  13. The document that you just configured will appear under “Master Layer 1” in the template you selected3.12.png
  14. Click on your document so it appears in your preview in the Gameshow window3.14.png
  15. Click “Output” in the menu bar and select “Output Settings” 3.15.png
  16. Select your stream settings
    1. Destination: Twitch
    2. Authenticate Twitch account
    3. Ingest Server (same as what you selected when configuring document)
    4. Encoder (same as what you selected when configuring document)
    5. Encoding (same as what you selected when configuring document)
    6. Optional: Record Settings 3.16.png
  17. Click “OK”
  18. Click “Output” in the menu bar, hover over “Start/Stop Broadcasting” and select “Start Twitch: [stream key]” 3.18.png
  19. Click “Output” again, hover over “Twitch” and select “Active Broadcast.” This will open up your Twitch account in your preferred browser. 3.19.png
  20. Click “Go” below your preview window in Gameshow

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21.  What you see in the Gameshow window should be the same image that appears in your “Video Preview” on your Twitch dashboard page and on your channel homepage. There may be a slight delay of up to 30 seconds.3.21.png

Note: It may take a few minutes to connect depending on your network conditions. Additionally, you may need to refresh the Twitch website if the stream does not appear immediately.

Now you’re ready to share your gaming skills with your Twitch audience. Get the Reflector screen-mirroring software to begin live streaming your iOS or Android devices to Twitch. 

Related reading
How to Live Stream Android, iPhone and iPad Games to Twitch Using Reflector and OBS

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