Application to mirror the screen of your Mac to any Philips Smart TV. No wires and no additional hardware needed! You can also stream individual video files from your Mac to your TV. Also, we included the option to watch one window on your Mac, and another window on your TV!
This works on any Philips Smart TV from the 2012 models onward.
To see if your TV is supported and your local network is good enough for screen mirroring, please download the FREE trial version here: http://bit.ly/MirrorPhilips
In using the app, there will be about a second of latency. So this mirroring is not suitable for gaming.
However, it is very suitable for watching movies, giving presentations, watching photos, and much more!
The quality of your experience will be dependent on the quality of your local network. Some tips to enhance the experience:
- Preferably, connect your TV by LAN cable to your router.
- Use an "ac" router. If you don't have one, then an "n" router.
- Try not to overload your wifi network by moving big files around while you are mirroring.
How the app works:
First, make sure that your Samsung TV is on the same local network and same subnet as your Mac. The TV should not be in screen mirroring mode, but just on "TV" Mode or any HDMI IN port.
After launching the app, you will see the app icon appearing in the top bar of your Mac and the app will look for your TV on the network. It will show your TV when it has found it. Now, you have two options:
Mirror your Mac Screen:
Use this option to put the screen of your Mac on TV. In source, you can select which screen (or attached monitor) you want to display on TV. If you are running multiple applications on your Mac, you can also select which application window you want to see on TV.
Enable Sound: check this to hear the sound of your Mac coming from the TV. You will need the additional (free) audio driver, which you can download here: http://bit.ly/MirrorAudio
Play Video File:
Use this option if you have a video file on your Mac and you want to play just the file on TV. Drop it in the box and it will play on TV.
Settings (the icon in the bottom right of the app): click here to request support from our 24/7 support staff. They usually respond within 2 hours on any query that you might have. If your question is technical, please also include the diagnostics information.
When you like the app, please don't forget to give it a positive rating! Thanks in advance from the AirBeamTV development team!
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This major upgrade introduces direct video file streaming to TV, a new user interface making the app easier to use and more efficient, and a number of new features.
1. Play video files directly on TV
If you are playing a video file and don't actually need Mac screen mirroring, streaming the file directly is a better option than playing it on Mac and mirroring the screen, for the following reasons:
•The file playback is likely to be more stable, have no interruptions. This is because a file is not a live source, while the computer screen is. Thus file streaming is much more tolerant to the local network speed and reliability, as well as to the computer CPU load.
•The CPU load is much lower when streaming a video file, because the application doesn't need to perform real-time video encoding.
•If your file has a standard 16:9 aspect ratio, it will fill perfectly the TV screen. When playing it on a Mac screen first, the apect ratio changes, and black borders appear on the TV (or the image must be stretched).
The majority of the common video file formats are supported.
2. The new user interface
We have completely redesigned the application user interface. The new modern user interface provides a better look and feel, and easier and faster access to all the settings.
3. Mirror any window instead of the full screen
You can now mirror any open application window to the TV, instead of the full computer screen. Even if this window is hidden, minimised to the Dock, or resides on a different Mission Control space. This enables you to use the computer and the TV screens for different purposes at the same time.
4. Scale the display to fill the TV screen
Because the screen aspect ratios are different, the application normally adds black borders when mirroring the Mac screen to the TV screen. Now you have the option to stretch the computer screen instead.