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I'm looking for a program that allows me to AirPlay my iPad (iOS 7) to my Mac (Snow Leopard) and my Windows PC (Win 7). So I want to be able to view my iPad's screen on my computers.

Requirements:

  • No Jailbreak required
  • Good streaming resolution
  • Easy to set-up every time

I basically want to use my computers as an Apple TV but only for Airplay purposes.

It would be nice if this was free, but if it is cheap (under £15 - £20), I don't mind either.

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I recommend X-Mirage. It lets's you Airplay from any iOS or OSX devices to a computer running OSX or Windows. AT $16, it is well under your expected price range. There is no Jailbreak required. Once you start the app on your computer, an icon will appear on your iPad's slide-up menu notifying you that an Airplay device is available in your local wireless network.

From experience, I have an app in my iPhone that let's me connect my guitar and play back the sound. X-Mirage played back my iPhone's screen to my Macbook and streamed the sound with very little sound delay over the wireless network.

Another instance where X-Mirage was useful, was when I had my Macbook connected to a projector. Other people in the meeting were able to play their own screen onto my screen without having to pass cables around.

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  • Thanks, sorry for the delay in accepting, I've been testing this with Reflector. X-Mirage does exactly what I want – ᔕᖺᘎᕊ Jun 15 '14 at 11:34
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I know 2 really good programs that I used. The first is called Reflector. The full version of Reflector cost $12.99. If you are unsure to buy it you can try it for free for 7 days. A nice feature of Reflector is that it can record your iDevice screen while air-playing. Reflector can be used for Mac and PC.

Another good one is Air Server. Air Server, like Reflector, gives a 7 day trial. Air Server costs $14.99.

  • Hi, thanks for this, but I found X-Mirage to be a better program that Reflector, but +1 for the good suggestions! – ᔕᖺᘎᕊ Jun 15 '14 at 11:35

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