January 14 , 2015

Squirrels School - Lesson #2: Mirror an iPad or iPhone to Fire TV

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Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick have a number of features, and both are a great, inexpensive addition to any home theater. The devices include some mirroring via Miracast, but other devices are natively left out.

Enter: Reflector.

Mirroring your iPhone or iPad to a Fire TV is easy! Installing Reflector on a Fire TV or Fire TV stick allows you to mirror an iPad, iPod or iPhone to the device.

To get Reflector for Fire TV, head over to Fire TV search and search for Reflector. (We would give you a link, but the Fire TV doesn’t support linking to apps!) Purchase, download and install Reflector.

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To run Reflector, simply open the application like you would anything else. You’ll be prompted with the Reflector splash screen where you can change the AirPlay name and set or change a password.

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You can close this screen and Reflector will continue to run. This allows you to mirror and stream to your Fire TV at any time!

To mirror, simply open your AirPlay list, select the Fire TV and toggle the mirror switch! Need help turning on mirroring? We have you covered.

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January 5 , 2015

Squirrels School - Lesson #1: How to Mirror your iOS Device to Chromecast

Our support team has gotten a number of inquiries since we released AirParrot Chromecast support; a lot of customers are wondering if we have a solution to mirror an entire iOS screen to Chromecast. Lucky for you, AirParrot 2 and Reflector make a great team! 

To begin, connect your iOS device to your Mac or PC using Reflector.

Next, open AirParrot 2. Select the display that the iPhone is being mirrored to, and then select the Chromecast device for mirroring.

Your desktop should be mirroring through Chromecast, Reflector included!

 

To mirror your iOS device only, open the AirParrot 2 menu. Scroll over “Applications” to change from your display to a specific application.

Click Reflector, and voila!

It’s as easy as that. Feel free to access our support knowledge base to troubleshoot any problems you have or to create a support ticket. Try AirParrot 2 and Reflector free for seven days or purchase here!

December 31 , 2014

You’ve Got the Gear… Now What?

The holidays are filled with new gear and gadgets with a lot of awesome capabilities. This year we unwrapped Apple TVs, Fire TVs, Chromecasts and iPhones.

AirParrot and Reflector take your new tech to the next level. Our software works with the latest and greatest, so you have many more ways to play with your new toys (don’t worry, we wont make you share!). 

What can you do with your new gear?

Apple TV

In addition to the many of “channels” available for Apple TV, you can also stream media and mirror other Apple device screens.

AirParrot allows you to stream any media files or mirror your Mac or PC screen to an Apple TV. Just fire up the software on your computer and select the device.

AirParrot includes other features like multiple destination support, audio only and specific app mirroring. At $14.99, AirParrot is the best way to experience your movies, music and more.

Chromecast

This tiny, inexpensive TV stick is already powerful, but AirParrot turns your Chromecast into a media powerhouse. Stream music or media to your Chromecast from a Mac or PC, or mirror your screen.

AirParrot works great with Chromecast and enables screen mirroring without a browser extension. Audio is even sent with the screen when mirroring!

 iPhone/iPod/iPad

Check out Reflector! Reflector allows you to mirror an iOS device to a Mac, PC, Android device or Amazon Fire TV. Play games on a big screen, make instructional videos, mirror side-by-side, record and more. Whether it’s work or play, Reflector is a great addition to any environment.Try Reflector free for seven days or purchase for $12.99!

Amazon Fire TV

Mirror and stream content to your Amazon Fire TV or Fire TV Stick. Simply run Reflector on the Fire TV and stream content from your iPhone or computer. Even mirror your screen! If you’ve got an iPhone or iPad, mirror directly from the device and share content on a bigger screen.

Streaming movies and music to Fire TV is easy. Just install AirParrot on your computer, select your Fire TV from the device list and choose your media. 

December 23 , 2014

Reflector for Android 1.1.6 is Available

An update to Reflector for Android is now available. this update resolves an issue that prevented some streamed videos from playing. The update also includes miscellaneous fixes and improvements. You can get this update by visiting the Google Play Store.

Note: This is not an update to Reflector for Fire TV. A Similar update has been submitted to Amazon and is waiting approval. 

December 19 , 2014

AirPlay to Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick

Reflector is now available for the Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick just in time for the holidays! Reflector gives Fire TV users more control over their home entertainment. It’s an AirPlay mirroring receiver that allows users to send iOS device and computer screens to a Fire TV.

Reflector for Fire TV opens a new door for content on television. Games available for iPad and iPhone can now be played on the big screen, and videos and pictures can be shared with everyone in the room.

Use Fire TV as a second display for a computer. Reflector for Fire TV can receive mirroring connections from computers, too. Extend your desktop to the connected TV for more space or mirror it exactly how it is. 

Reflector on Fire TV is available on the Fire TV store for $6.99! 

How can you use Reflector on Fire TV?

  • Stream movies from your iOS device and control playback with the Fire TV remote.
  • Share pictures and videos from your iPad or iPhone with everyone who can see your TV.
  • Share presentations from iOS devices to a larger screen.
  • Play iOS games on a larger screen.
  • Display your computer screen wirelessly on a larger display.
  • Extend your computer desktop to Fire TV using AirParrot 2 for more workspace.

How to download Reflector for Android on Fire TV?

On Fire TV, browse to the Apps > Entertainment area and look for Reflector or go to Search from the main menu and search for “Reflector”.

Enjoy and Happy Holidays!

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