November 10 , 2015

Reflector 2.3 for Mac and Windows is Available

An update to Reflector 2 is available! This update improves performance and stability with numerous bug fixes. We've also added certain user-requested features. View full update notes below!

You can update Reflector 2 by selecting “Check for Updates” from the Reflector 2 preferences menu. Additionally, you can download the new version from the Reflector 2 download page.

Mac 2.3 update notes:

  • High-Resolution Mirroring - Reflector 2 now displays AirPlay-mirrored devices in higher resolution for clearer, crisper mirroring!
  • Added ability to manually specify the audio ports Reflector 2 normally randomly selects
  • Added support for smoother rotation animation events
  • Added a visual notification in the Reflector 2 menu when Reflector Student device(s) are connected
  • The Reflector 2 menu bar icon now turns orange when a device is connected
  • Reflector 2 and connected device windows should now appear in screen sharing/video conferencing apps
  • Device frames now match the orientation of the actual device
  • Resolved an issue with connecting a device with Onscreen Code enabled
  • Resolved an issue with iPod touch and some iPhone frames that sometimes causes overlapping/gaps
  • Resolved an occasional issue when recording a device in landscape orientation
  • Resolved an issue that caused iOS 8 devices to lose their frame after playing a video if "Automatic" is not selected
  • Resolved an occasional crash when Onscreen Code is enabled
  • Resolved an issue with streaming from AirParrot 2 when Onscreen Code is enabled
  • Reflector 2 no longer logs Google Cast network traffic when Cast is disabled in Preferences
  • Miscellaneous bug fixes, stability improvements and performance updates

Windows 2.3 update notes:

  • High-Resolution Mirroring - Reflector 2 now displays AirPlay-mirrored devices in higher resolution for clearer, crisper mirroring!
  • Added ability to manually specify the audio ports Reflector 2 normally randomly selects
  • Added support for smoother rotation animation events
  • Added "Launch at login" preference to automatically start Reflector 2
  • Improved the performance of "grab handles" when resizing device windows
  • Device frames now match the orientation of the actual device
  • Reflector 2 automatically requests the required Windows Firewall (and supporting 3rd party security software) configuration on installation
  • Resolved an issue with iPod touch and some iPhone frames that sometimes caused overlapping/gaps
  • Resolved an issue with connecting a device with Onscreen Code enabled
  • Resolved an issue that caused device feeds to go black when connecting/disconnecting monitors
  • Resolved an issue that caused 7-digit Quick Connect Codes to not fully appear
  • Resolved an issue with streaming from AirParrot 2 when Onscreen Code is enabled
  • Resolved an issue with portrait video appearing upside-down when streaming from iOS 7 and iOS 8 devices
  • Resolved an issue with iPhone and iPad devices sometimes appearing blank after forcing rotation
  • Resolved an issue when changing a device frame while device is in forced-upside-down position
  • Resolved an issue that caused iOS 8 devices to lose their frame after playing a video if "Automatic" is not selected
  • Resolved an occasional crash when recording a device in landscape orientation
  • Resolved an occasional crash when Onscreen Code is enabled
  • Resolved a crash when streaming videos from iOS 7 and iOS 8 devices
  • Reflector 2 no longer logs Google Cast network traffic when Cast is disabled in Preferences
  • Miscellaneous bug fixes, stability improvements and performance updates
September 25 , 2015

Reflector 2.2.1 is Available

This update adds support for El Capitan and new iPhone 6s, 6s Plus and rose gold frames. In addition, 2.2.1 adds full screen and always-on-top options to the right click menu. Check out the release notes below for details.

You can update Reflector 2 by selecting “Check for Updates” from the Reflector 2 preferences menu. Additionally, you can download the new version from the Reflector 2 download page.

Mac 2.2.1 Update Notes:

  • iPhone 6s/6s Plus Support - Added support for the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus
  • Added Rose Gold frames for iPhone 6s and iPhones 6s Plus
  • Added full support for OS X 10.11 "El Capitan"
  • Added "Always On Top" and "Display Fullscreen" menu options to the device right-click menu
  • Added ability to sign out of a YouTube account in Preferences
  • Further improved iOS 9 mirroring and streaming support
  • Webcams now open in a smaller window by default
  • Webcams no longer ask for approval to connect when "Prompt for Approval" is enabled
  • Resolved an issue where the background color setting for a recording would not be remembered
  • Resolved an issue when using "on-screen code" security that would fail to authenticate the device
  • Resolved an issue with device's with special characters not properly displaying
  • YouTube Live streams are now properly ended on YouTube when exiting the app while live streaming
  • Resolved a crash on Macs without Bluetooth LE
  • Resolved a crash on waking the Mac and Reflector 2 was previously running
  • Miscellaneous bug fixes, stability improvements and performance updates

Windows 2.2.1 Update Notes:

  • iPhone 6s/6s Plus Support - Added support for the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus
  • Added Rose Gold frames for iPhone 6s and iPhones 6s Plus
  • Added full support for Windows 10
  • Added "Always On Top" and "Display Fullscreen" menu options to the device right-click menu
  • Added ability to sign out of a YouTube account in Preferences
  • Further improved iOS 9 mirroring and streaming support
  • Webcams now open in a smaller window by default
  • YouTube Live streams are now properly ended on YouTube when exiting the app while live streaming
  • Resolved a crash when opening the voiceover audio menu
  • Resolved a crash when switching displays connected
  • Resolved a crash when starting up or shutting down Google Cast in certain situations
  • Resolved an issue when using "on-screen code" security that would fail to authenticate the device
  • Resolved an issue when rotating that could cause the mirrored screen to shrink
  • Resolved an issue that caused a "force orientation" device to be sometimes improperly resized
  • Resolved an issue with device's with special characters not properly displaying
  • Resolved an issue where ending a live-stream would leave UI in "live streaming" state.
  • Resolved an issue where after streaming media on iOS 7 and iOS 8, the mirroring window would remain black
  • Miscellaneous bug fixes, stability improvements and performance updates
September 11 , 2015

Reflector 2.2 is now available

This update adds iOS 9 support and fixes a few minor bugs. Read more about iOS 9 support here.

You can update Reflector 2 by selecting “Check for Updates” from the Reflector 2 preferences menu. Additionally, you can download the new version from the Reflector 2 download page.

Mac 2.2 Update Notes:

  • Added iOS 9 Support
  • Improved device frame detection for iOS devices
  • Resolved an issue that prevented previously-selected frames for a device to be remembered
  • Resolved a crash on waking the Mac and Reflector 2 was previously running
  • Resolved a crash on Macs without Bluetooth LE
  • Miscellaneous bug fixes, stability improvements and performance updates

Windows 2.2 Update Notes:

  • Added iOS 9 Support
  • Improved device frame detection for iOS devices
  • Resolved an issue that prevented previously-selected frames for a device to be remembered
  • Resolved an issue that could cause extra memory allocation and usage after mirroring ends
  • Resolved an occasional crash when "Prompt to Approve" connections is enabled
  • Miscellaneous bug fixes, stability improvements and performance updates
August 19 , 2015

Stream Your Screen to Win Big with Squirrels

Reflector 2 now includes live YouTube streaming for mobile devices. To celebrate, we’re giving away a $150 Amazon gift card and a basket full of Squirrels swag.

“Whoa, whoa, whoa, hold on,” you say.

It’s true. The latest free Reflector 2 update allows users to wirelessly stream content from smart phones and mobile devices to YouTube in real time. Presentations, meetings, videos, photo streams, webcam sessions, mobile gameplay and more can instantly be live streamed to YouTube. You can now use Reflector 2 to reach a global audience at the push of a button.

“Yeah, that’s cool, but how do I win the prize?”

Ah, right.

To enter the Stream Your Screen Facebook contest, simply live stream a video from your smart phone or tablet to YouTube using Reflector 2. Remember, you can stream anything you want – a slideshow, video from your mobile device camera, gameplay, a lecture – anything. Then, submit the YouTube video link with a short description on our Stream Your Screen contest page.

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We’ll be awarding the prize to the video with the most votes, so don’t forget to tell all your friends and family to vote for you.

To start streaming with Reflector 2, simply connect your mobile device or devices to Reflector 2 and click the “Broadcast” button in the app. This will create a live feed of all of your connected devices to a global or private audience on YouTube.

To see your Live Events and find your video link in YouTube, go to "Creator Studio" and click "Video Manager" on the left side of the screen. Then select "Live Events." Post your video link onto our Facebook contest page to enter.

We’re always trying to expand our services to bring our fans the best possible screen-mirroring solutions. We hope you enjoy our latest version of Reflector 2. Have fun, and happy streaming!

To enter the contest, visit the Stream Your Screen Facebook contest page.

Learn more about YouTube live streaming with Reflector 2.

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.

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