Naarden, The Netherlands, Wednesday July 4th, 2017 – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – AirBeamTV today announced the release of version 2.0 of their popular screen mirroring applications for Smart and Connected TVs. The apps for all major TV brands (Samsung, Sony, LG, Panasonic, Philips, Android TV, Fire TV, Roku and Chromecast) now have the option to play video files directly from Apple Mac computers to TV.
“Just drag and drop your video into the Mirror application, and it will play automatically on TV”, explains Jan van Ottele, co-founder and CEO of AirBeamTV, “this is great for watching videos on your big screen TV instead of on a smaller Macbook screen, since most common video file formats are supported”.
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Besides Video File Playback, version 2.0 includes the following new features:
– Fully redesigned user interface. The new modern user interface provides a better look and feel, and easier and faster access to all the settings.
– Mirror any application 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, minimized 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.
– 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.
All of these features are available immediately on the following apps:
– Mirror for Samsung TV 2.0
– Mirror for Sony TV 2.0
– Mirror for LG TV 2.0
– Mirror for Panasonic TV 2.0
– Mirror for Philips TV 2.0
– Mirror for Fire TV 2.0
– Mirror for Roku 2.0
– Mirror for Chromecast 2.0
– Mirror for Android TV 2.0
The upgrade is free for existing AirBeamTV customers. “Users who bought the app on our website will receive an automatic notification in the app to upgrade”, continues Van Ottele, “users who have bought one of the Mirror apps on the Mac App Store will need to go the Mac App Store and click on Updates.”
“Since the launch of our screen mirroring applications, we have listened carefully to the feedback we received from our customers”, says Dr. Demid Borodin, co-founder and Director of Video […]
Naarden, The Netherlands, Friday June 2nd, 2017 – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – AirBeamTV, a Mac software development company, today announced the official release of the Mirror for Fire TV application on the Mac App Store and on their website.
Screen Mirroring has been around on MacOS since WWDC 2011 as AirPlay Mirroring, but only for MacOS users who also use an AppleTV. AirBeamTV is the first company worldwide who made it possible to mirror screen and audio from any Mac to all major Smart TV brands and connected TV devices.
“After we served owners of Smart TVs from Samsung, Sony, LG, Panasonic and Philips, we started launching applications for connected devices as well”, explains Jan van Ottele, co-founder and CEO of AirBeamTV, “since then, we added support for Chromecast and Roku. Today, I am proud to announce that we added the Amazon Fire TV to our list of supported players.”
Amazon Fire TV is a digital media player owned by 12% of US households (comScore: 2016). The Fire TV does not have a native option for Screen Mirroring from Apple Mac computers. AirBeamTV has added this much appreciated functionality.
To enjoy Screen Mirroring from Mac to Fire TV, users need to follow a simple two-step process.
Step One is to install the (free) Mirror Receiver for Fire TV app on their Fire TV. The easiest way to do this is from the Amazon website: http://bit.ly/FreeReceiver
Step Two is to download and install the Mirror for Fire TV app on the Mac. A free trial version of this application is available on the AirBeamTV website: http://bit.ly/TryFire
To use sound as well as video, Mac App Store users need to install a separate audio driver, which can be downloaded for free as well from the AirBeamTV website: http://bit.ly/25xVYQ6
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AirBeamTV was founded in 2014 to develop applications for wireless screen mirroring to Smart TVs. It is based in Naarden, The Netherlands. Prior to the application for the Amazon Fire TV, the Company released the Mirror for Samsung TV, LG TV, Panasonic TV, Philips TV, Sony TV, Chromecast, Roku and Android TV macOS applications. Mirror for Samsung TV consistently stays in the top Mac App Store charts already for a year. For more information, please visit https://www.airbeam.tv
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Some of our users have reported problems when watching Netflix through an internet browser on the Mac and at the same time mirroring the screen to TV.
On Safari, you would get an error from Netflix that reads like:
“Whoops, something went wrong…
There appears to be a display problem. Please ensure your monitor is HDCP compliant and is not mirrored using Airplay.”
This problem only exist on the Safari browser. When you use the Chrome or the Firefox browser, the same content (in this case “Designated Survivor” from Netflix) will play just fine.
So whenever you see this error message appearing, please download and install Chrome or Firefox for Mac and use one of those two browsers to watch Netflix. If you have any questions about this, you can always contact us at email@example.com
Naarden, The Netherlands, Friday April 14th, 2017 – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – AirBeamTV, a Mac software development company, today announced the official release of the Mirror for Chromecast application on the Mac App Store and on their website. Screen Mirroring (sometimes called Screen Casting) allows you to see the screen of your Mac, or any external display connected to your Mac, on your TV. This makes it an ideal solution for watching videos on TV, or giving Powerpoint or Keynote presentations on a TV with a Chromecast connected to it.
The Mirror for Chromecast app works on Chromecast 1 and 2 and the new Chromecast Ultra. Because the connection between the Mac and the TV is based on Google Cast technology, the Mirror for Chromecast app also works on Smart TVs based on the Android TV operating system, such as the latest models from Sony and Philips.
“Google has sold an estimated 40 million Chromecast dongles so far”, explains Jan van Ottele, co-founder and CEO of AirBeamTV, “even though some popular websites like YouTube and Netflix have cast buttons to play on Chromecast, lots of popular content cannot be played on Chromecast. Now this changed: whatever you can play on your Mac, can also play on your Chromecast.”
Dr. Demid Borodin, co-founder and Director of Video Technology, adds: “It was a technically challenging task to enable mirroring on Google Cast devices. However, our users have asked for it, and we managed to do it! I am very happy with the result, and with the fact that we keep adding new popular devices to our product line.”
Mirror for Chromecast is the latest in a family of popular screen mirroring apps from AirBeamTV. The first product, Mirror for Samsung TV, quickly raised to the top paid video apps on the Mac App Store in USA and other countries, and consistently stays within top 10 up to now.
Mirror for Chromecast is available on the Mac App Store for $9.99 and can be downloaded from: http://bit.ly/ChromecastMAS
AirBeamTV also sells the application directly from their website: http://bit.ly/BuyMirrorChromecast
Users who would like to test Mirror for Chromecast can download a free trial version here: http://bit.ly/TryChromecast
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AirBeamTV was founded in 2014 to develop applications for wireless screen mirroring to Smart TVs. It is based in Naarden, The Netherlands. Earlier in 2016, the Company released the Mirror for Samsung TV, LG TV, Panasonic TV, Philips TV and Sony TV macOS applications. For more information, please visit https://www.airbeam.tv
Screen Mirroring from your Mac to your Smart TV is quite a heavy job for your home network. Lots of data is being sent from your Mac to your TV and it needs to be there on time. So, this is what you can do to increase the performance of your home network:
I. Restart your router occasionally
Restart your router. Just take out the power plug, wait 10 seconds and put it back in. This resets your router and will make your home network faster and more stable. Why this works? Routers are in essence little computers, with software. From time to time, Software has small memory leaks and some processes will eventually stop working correctly over time. That’s why it’s always a good idea to reset your router once in a while. Our recommendation: once a week.
II. 2.4Ghz and/or 5Ghz Wifi Networking
Put your Mac and your TV on the same router channel. Some dual band routers have both a 2.4Ghz and a 5Ghz wireless network. For the best performance, put your Mac and your TV on the same network. Preferably the 5Ghz network. Make sure you don’t put the Mac on the 5Ghz network and the TV on 2.4Ghz, because this will negatively impact the performance of screen mirroring.
III. Use an AC or N router
Use an AC or N router. Newer routers support Wi-Fi AC and N. Older routers might only have Wifi B and/or G. B and G aren’t really up to scratch anymore for modern networking tasks, so go for an AC or N router. If your router supports AC and N, also make sure that your router is set to use either the Wi-Fi N or Wi-Fi AC networking.
Screen mirroring between your Mac and your Smart TV relies on your local network. Both devices need to be connected to the same local network. When you are using different subnets or a guest network in your house or office, please make sure that both the TV and the Mac are directly on the main network that is created by your router.
This is what you should look for on your Mac and on your TV:
Your Mac has an IP address. This is the address that it gets from your router. Note that the first three sets of digits are 192.168.10.
Your TV has an IP address as well. When the first three sets of digits are the same as on your Mac (screenshot 192.168.10), this means that the TV is on the same network and the same subnet as your Mac.
For Screen Mirroring to work correctly, it is important that your TV can reach your Mac to get the mirroring video stream. The easiest solution is to disable the Firewall on your Mac . If you do want to have the firewall enabled on your Mac, please make sure that you allow incoming connections to the Mirror for Smart TV app.
III. Don’t put your TV in Screen Mirroring mode.
The “Screen Mirroring” (as a source on TV), interferes with our app. Please leave the TV in “TV Watching” mode (as the selected source) or any HDMI IN as a source