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
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
November 10 , 2015

Reflector 2 for Android and Fire TV has Arrived

Android technology is all over the place. It’s on our phones, our tablets, our TVs, our washing machines and the list goes on. If you’ve ever dreamed of mirroring your iOS device to your app-enabled Android refrigerator or home theater system, we’ve got good news. Reflector 2 is now available for Android devices, and we've even made it available on Amazon Fire TV!

Get Reflector 2 for Fire Tv or Android today!

This update brings a number of fixes, improvements and additions to our existing Reflector for Android application. We spent a significant amount of time making technical improvements to the core of the application to improve overall stability and speed.

The updated core allows us to offer iOS 9 mirroring on Android. Passcodes and passwords are also supported. On most devices, we’re utilizing hardware decoders when mirroring, and we’ve also added support for Android-included APIs. These items combined create a snappy mirroring experience.

We made improvements to streaming, too. We’re using native Android media features when playing back streamed media. In most cases, this is also backed by hardware decoding. The end result is a quicker and much more enjoyable experience when streaming to your Android device.

Existing Reflector for Android customers will receive the update to Reflector 2 at no charge. Simply update Reflector for Android on your device to get the new version. Amazon Fire TV customers also get this update at no charge.

Check out Reflector 2 on the Google Play Store, or if you're using a Fire TV, check out Reflector 2 on Amazon.

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

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!

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