How to Use AirPlay in Mountain Lion



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Carsten Legaard

To clear things up: I do own a compatible unit, MacBook Pro mid 2010. I do have the Mountain Lion, thus I do not know why. I do have everything updated to the last minute.
I also own an iPad 2 and an iPhone 4. Every unit set up to share.
But Airplay?
It does not show in iTunes.
It does not show up in Quicktime.
It definitly does not show in Safari.
Then what is left. You tell me.
I think there's a hell too much marketing shit coming out from Apple Inc. and not much of a real life service.
It is magical, they use to tell us.
Yea, and the rabbit has gone into the hat.
You blew it, punk.



"Note that the volume of the audio sent through the AirPlay device can be controlled using the volume buttons on your Mac keyboard"

This is not the case for me and I'm wondering if you're sure about it. On both my 11" MBA and an old iMac, I can only control the AirPlay volume by adjusting it in iTunes on the screen. (The device I'm using is the 2nd generation AirPort Express.)

If you think it should be working for me, any idea as to why it ain't?!




Maybe we should've put out a list of compatible devices so people are not going around in circles because they can't get it to work, yea. It pisses me off that the first time i see this list is after searching high and low for reasons i can not get my air mirroring to work.



I second that. So annoying and this was the biggest reason I decided to upgrade. Have you found a list of compatible devices? I was certain that a 2009 mac pro would have worked just fine which doesn't seem to be the case.



It looks like Apple has relesed a list (albeit in the fine print on the "What's New" feature page for Mountain Lion). Here's the list of Macs that will work with AirPlay: 

AirPlay Mirroring requires a second-generation Apple TV or later, and is supported on the following Mac models: iMac (Mid 2011 or newer), Mac mini (Mid 2011 or newer), MacBook Air (Mid 2011 or newer), and MacBook Pro (Early 2011 or newer).

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