5 Ways to Airplay from your mac to your television

AirPlay is by far one of the most popular features of the Apple TV. On iOS devices, it allows the easy streaming of audio and video to an Apple TV so that you can enjoy watching a movie on your television with friends and family. On the Mac, however, it’s not as simple. In this tutorial, we’ll show you how to AirPlay almost any audio and video content from your Mac to your Apple TV.

How to use Airplay

AirPlay is a proprietary protocol stack/suite developed by Apple Inc. that allows wireless streaming between devices of audio, video, device screens, and photos, together with related metadata. Originally implemented only in Apple’s software and devices, it was called AirTunes and used for audio only. Apple has since licensed the AirPlay protocol stack as a third-party software component technology to manufacturers that build products compatible with Apple’s devices.


If you’re wanting to watch any movies or TV shows that you have in your iTunes library, streaming them via AirPlay is incredibly easy to do.

2. AirPlay Mirroring

Introduced in Mountain Lion and supported on Macs that were introduced in mid-2011 onwards, OS X is now able to mirror what we see on our Mac’s display to our Apple TV, including audio. If nothing else, we can use it to watch any type of video content we want via our Apple TV.

3. AirParrot

For those without a Mac that supports AirPlay mirroring, don’t fret. There’s a far more versatile app that provides the same experience available which works on most Core 2 Duo Macs running Snow Leopard and above called AirParrot.

4. Beamer

For video that isn’t in your iTunes Library, your Mac doesn’t have any ability to stream it via AirPlay. Thankfully, there’s a great 3rd party app called Beamer that can add this functionality to our Mac.

5. BiJie Box

With Apple TV or BiJie Meeting Box, you can mirror the entire display of your Mac to your TV or use your TV as a separate display.

1.Connect your Mac to the same Wi-Fi network as your Apple TV orBiJie Meeting Box;

2.On your Mac, click macos-airplay-icon in the menu bar at the top of your screen. If you don’t see macos-airplay-icon, go to Apple menu > System Preferences > Displays, then select “Show mirroring options in the menu bar when available.”

3.Choose your Apple TV or BiJie Meeting Box;

4.If an AirPlay passcode appears on your TV screen, enter the passcode on your Mac.

About BiJie

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BiJie can supply Miracast SDK or WiDi SDK which supports UIBC and Intel Cursor. We also can supply SDKs of other Wireless Display protocols such as Airplay, DLNA, Google Cast.

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