AirParrot
AirParrot
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AirParrot

21 July 2020

Mirror your Mac's display on your Apple TV.

Overview

AirParrot 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 3.0.0:
  • Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.
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20 Reviews of AirParrot

3
Bob Jacobson
21 December 2015
Version: 2.2.1

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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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3
Bob Jacobson
21 December 2015
Version: 2.2.1
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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3.5
PeterFrank1606
11 February 2015
Version: 1.5.5
It works but I found that X-Mirage displays it even better/sharper..
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Derekcurrie
23 November 2014
Version: 1.5.5
The price of AirParrot for Mac, single user license, is now $14.99. It is not $9.99.
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fayskelley
19 August 2014
Version: 1.5.4
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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Bob Jacobson
12 December 2013
Version: 1.5.3
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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Bob Jacobson
12 December 2013
Version: 1.5.3
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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5
Xandra
16 June 2013
Version: 1.5
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/
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0.5
Gent99
15 February 2013
Version: 1.5
If you'd like to view dvd from mac os x to appletv: forget it. Won't work
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Fred3rd
01 February 2013
Version: 1.5
Doesn't work at all with Xbmc 12
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5
Bob Jacobson
28 December 2012
Version: 1.5
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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4
Bob Jacobson
28 December 2012
Version: 1.5
I tried out the new 1.5 version of AirParrot and generally am satisfied. It works as well on my old MacBook Pro as AirPlay does on my more modern Air -- and without all the distasteful ads, commercial crap, and unnecessary embellishments. I'm still missing audio, though I guess Support will find me the right drivers to make it work with Snow Leopard. (I'm also glad not to have to use Mountain Lion or similar junk OS on my MBP which is easier to use than an ML-"enabled" Mac. What a step backward for Apple!) For $10, I'm giving AirParrot a 4-star rating and if they solve the audio issue, I'll amend it to 5. So there.
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5
jreffner
02 October 2012
Version: 1.4.3
I must admit that I'm very impressed with this software. AirServer may be great for AirPlaying my iOS source to my Mac, but I needed something to AirPlay a video from a web browser to my Apple TV. Air Parrot does it, and does it well! I don't have to, (but can) Mirror the Mac or PC to the AppleTV, but even better is that I can AirPlay a specific app (such as Safari) so that I can watch an episode on regular Hulu, or a major network site such as ABC. Why would I do this? Simple, if it isn't on Hulu Plus, NetFlix, or Amazon, and it is on Hulu or a netwok site, I can watch it on my TV! Yes, I tried watching it on the Boxee browser from a Boxee box, but it has some massive Flash limitations. Air Parrot works with it all!
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Cowicide
09 August 2012
Version: 1.4.1
MacUpdate, this is 1.4.3, not 1.4.1 as of 08-08-2012
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5
Thomas39
04 August 2012
Version: 1.4.1
This is a great App. Downloading and getting it set up is tricky.when asked, download the extensions.You really should go to the web site and read all the instructions.Also the latest Version there is 1.4.3. I'm using a 2008 iMac and the picture and streaming are fantastic.
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dmu
02 August 2012
Version: 1.4.1
The video works great and I would be very satisfied... but no audio?Seriously? Why would I pay to watch my screen on the TV and still have to listen through my pathetic laptop speakers? It installed "drivers" and restarted, but it made no difference. I have tried everything with every combination of settings. The only option left would be to send all of my system audio to airplay speakers (which I can and is all the more reason that this app should be able to supply audio), but why should I have to go through that trouble for software that is supposed to mirror my Mac to the TV painlessly? Until there is audio support, this serves no real purpose for me.
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5
Cyber
14 June 2012
Version: 1.0
I love it!
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5
-d-ecay
17 April 2012
Version: 1.0
EXCELLENT product! Easy to install, easy to use, and does *exactly* what we need from it. Nice job, David, you have created an exceptionally useful utility that makes our life just that much easier. Best $10 I've spent on software in a LONG time. Thank you!
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5
Organik
25 February 2012
Version: 1.0
For $10 it's just not worth it. The quality over wired lan is really bad. I'd image wifi even worse. It works - but it's hardly usable. Can't even read fairly large text it's so bad. Tried mountain lion preview however, and that mirroring is quite usable.
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Bob Jacobson
25 February 2012
Version: 1.0
Installed the application, but could not get it to run by clicking the icon in ~/Applications/Airparrot.app. Finally, I clicked the icon in the disk image. AirParrot asked me for my registration key. Of course, I didn't have one, having just downloaded the demo. AirParrot then told me my trial time was up and shut itself down. A very unsatisfying experience.
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Mikaelf
17 February 2012
Version: 1.0
Unlucky timing with the announcement of Mountain Lion...I'll wait for it.
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3.0

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • OS X 10.10.0 or later
License: 
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