MKV is a common file format for videos. In this article I will show you how what options exist for bringing .mkv on your Apple TV.
Apple TV offers a “Conference Mode”. It is helpful in business or school situations and gives people in the room some hints how to stream content to the Apple TV (via AirPlay).
In this article, I will show you how to wirelessly send the audio signal of your Apple TV to alternate AirPlay Speakers (e.g. another Apple TV or an AirPort Express).
Officially, your Mac can send AirPlay streams, but can’t act as an wireless AirPlay receiver. For receiving AirPlay streams on your Mac, additional software is needed. One of the solutions for that is AirServer, which allows you to mirror your iOS display or stream content from your iOS devices to your Mac. So it works similar to an Apple TV, just on your Mac.
AirPlay lets you stream audio (and video) from iTunes on Mac or your iOS Devices (iPhone, iPad, iPod) to any AirPort-enabled devices at home. This article focuses on using existing speakers or systems you already have (and perhaps paid a lot of money for them) and “enable” them in an easy and cheap way for AirPlay.
Although AirPlay Mirroring is easy to setup, you can run into performance problems while using it. Especially harder use cases like watching videos can cause performance problems like:
- Video stutters
- Video freezes
- Dropped frames or dropped connection
Here are some tips that could help you improve the overall performance of AirPlay Mirroring.
With the Apple Remote App, you can control the playback of your content in iTunes and Apple TV in a very flexible way. In this article I will show you two different scenarios to control your streaming by using the Remote App with an iOS device.
For example, you have AirPlay-enabled speakers in the kitchen and in the dining room. It seems reasonable to suppose that, at least sometimes, you want to stream to both rooms simultaneously. With AirPlay you can do that, but it depends on the sender.