AirParrot
AirParrot
2.8.1

3.0

AirParrot free download for Mac

AirParrot

2.8.1
11 October 2019

Mirror your Mac's display on your Apple TV.

Overview

AirParrot 2 uses AirPlay to mirror your Mac's screen to Apple TV, wirelessly. This is great for Macs that are older than mid-2011 as OS X 10.8's AirPlay mirroring does not work on them.

  • Use AirParrot Remote to begin streaming media files from your media server, or use it to start a presentation when your computer is in another room. AirParrot Remote means no wires and no physical access to the computer is required!
  • AirParrot Remote controls AirParrot 2 on your computer. It will not allow you to send your iOS device or files found on your iOS device to a destination.

What's new in AirParrot

Version 2.8.1:
  • Added support for streaming media to Apple HomePod
  • Resolved macOS incompatibility issues with the extended display driver (macOS 10.13 remains unsupported due to a macOS bug. Please upgrade to macOS 10.14.2 or later)
  • Miscellaneous bug fixes and performance improvements

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20 AirParrot Reviews

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Mikaelf
17 February 2012

Most helpful

Unlucky timing with the announcement of Mountain Lion...I'll wait for it.
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Version 1.0
Bob Jacobson
21 December 2015
Having now gone through Mavericks, Yosemite, and finally (for the moment) El Capitan, my results are still mixed. My Macbook Pro (mid-2009) max'ed out with 16 GB RAM can sort of get a good transmission from a copy onboard. If I have to stream an item (as with Netflix), forget about it. It staggers. On my Macbook Air (2010), there's no way this will work with a streaming source. Also, I use Boom for sound amplification. AirParrot seems unable to send the sound to the Apple TV 3 and the TV. Best bet: buy a new or recent Macbook Pro or Air and use the native Airplay with Apple TV 3 or 4.. AirParrot 2.2.1 is now only for older Macs.
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Version 2.2.1
PeterFrank1606
11 February 2015
It works but I found that X-Mirage displays it even better/sharper..
Like (1)
Version 1.5.5
1 answer(s)
Tim27
Tim27
21 November 2015
X-Mirage is only for mirroring iOS devices to your Mac. Air Parrot is for mirroring a Mac to Apple TV.
Like (2)
Derekcurrie
23 November 2014
The price of AirParrot for Mac, single user license, is now $14.99. It is not $9.99.
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Version 1.5.5
4 answer(s)
Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
23 November 2014
Oh and version 2.0.0 is now available.
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Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
25 November 2014
AirParrot version 2.0.1 for Mac is now available.
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Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
26 November 2014
And now v2.0.2 is available...
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Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
09 December 2014
AirParrot version 2.0.4.1 is now available.
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fayskelley
19 August 2014
I have had no problems with the app, just wish I could open on login rather than have to hunt for it each time in app folder ~ love it!
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Version 1.5.4
3 answer(s)
fayskelley
fayskelley
19 August 2014
I also meant to mention, for those with AppleTV some programs on Hulu do not play on TV (some do) so it is a must for us having no cable or such ~
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judas1012
judas1012
03 October 2014
Why not add AirParrot to your Mac OS X user account's "Login Items?"
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sjk
sjk
04 October 2014
Have you tried what judas1012 suggested? Or put AirParrot's icon in Dock. Or use Spotlight to launch it. There are other ways to open apps instead of hunting for them in folders. :)
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Bob Jacobson
12 December 2013
Since installing Mavericks (OS 10.9) on my late 2009 MBP and early 2010 MPA (which formerly ran Snow Leopard), AirParrot has become less useful. it's staggering, often out of synch, and with mismatched video. It's simply incapable of mirroring streaming content as it did before. I'd rather have mirroring than Mavericks' few other nice but unnecessary features, so unless Apple or AirParrot comes up with a currently workable solution, I may have to remove Mavericks and reinstall Snow Leopard. Apple would no doubt wish me to buy newer machines, but those I have are serviceable, familiar, and enable my high-productivity workflow. Plus they don't cost $2000 apiece. However, I would prefer a solution to reinstalling Snow Leopard.
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Version 1.5.3
Bob Jacobson
12 December 2013
Since installing Mavericks (OS 10.9) on my late 2009 MBP and early 2010 MPA (which formerly ran Snow Leopard), AirParrot has become less useful. it's staggering, often out of synch, and with mismatched video. It's simply incapable of mirroring streaming content as it did before. I'd rather have mirroring than Mavericks' few other nice but unnecessary features, so unless Apple or AirParrot comes up with a currently workable solution, I may have to remove Mavericks and reinstall Snow Leopard. Apple would no doubt wish me to buy newer machines, but those I have are serviceable, familiar, and enable my high-productivity workflow. Plus they don't cost $2000 apiece. However, I would prefer a solution to reinstalling Snow Leopard.
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Version 1.5.3
Xandra
16 June 2013
This is MUST HAVE For ATV users (at least those without ML - and and probably those whose computers don't meet Apples' requirements) It's a simple, elegant way to mirror your computer monitor via ATV on your TV: Great for things that don't play in iTunes (use VLC or other), and an excellent way to do demonstrations (assuming you've got a larger TV screen than monitor) EASE of USE: Very simple setup (although I recall something of a 2step process in earlier versions under Snow Leop. to get audio working) PERFORMANCE: I have a reliable, pretty fast network, and must say that at least under these conditions there's no lag at all. IF you want to try to see how well it'll work on your system, get the demo at devs site at: http://www.airsquirrels.com/airparrot/
Like (1)
Version 1.5
Gent99
15 February 2013
If you'd like to view dvd from mac os x to appletv: forget it. Won't work
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Version 1.5
1 answer(s)
Molamola
Molamola
25 April 2013
DVDPLayer seems to have issues, maybe related to some copy protection. But watching a DVD f.e. using VLC works perfectly. Maybe 1/2 a star just because you have problems to get AirParrot to work with one specific app is a little harsh?
Like (9)
Fred3rd
01 February 2013
Doesn't work at all with Xbmc 12
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Version 1.5
1 answer(s)
Jolly-joker
Jolly-joker
19 March 2013
The app is having problems.. the audio is not synced with the video.. Fix needed!
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Bob Jacobson
28 December 2012
The audio fix was simply to delete the driver as indicated below in the comment on audio and then to restart AP, let it reinstall the driver, and voila!
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Version 1.5