Mirror your Mac for Chromecast
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Easy installation guide
From this point on, Mac users don’t need to own an Apple TV to cast anything on the big screen. With AirBeamTV’s app for Google Chromecast, you can watch anything from your computer on your television screen! Here is how it works:
How to use the app
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.
Mirror your Mac screen
Play a 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.
Play a Video File
How do I submit diagnostic information?
Via the Settings (the icon in the bottom right of the app): use Facebook Messenger or e-mail 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.
Submit diagnostic information
How do I get the sound working?
Enable Sound: check this to hear the sound of your Mac coming from the TV. You will need the additional free audio driver.
Support and information
Can I use the app for any Chromecast device?
AirBeamTV’s application to mirror the screen and audio of your Mac, works on Chromecast 1, 2 or Ultra.
When using this app with a Chromecast 1, the Screen Mirroring will start about 30 seconds after you start mirroring, please wait during this startup time. Chromecast 2 and Ultra are much faster to start.
Can I use this app for gaming?
In using the app, there will be a couple of seconds of latency (usually between 1 and 3). So this mirroring is not suitable for gaming.
However, it is very suitable for watching movies, giving presentations, watching photos, and much more!
Note: When using this app with a Chromecast 1, the Screen Mirroring will start about 30 seconds after you start mirroring, please wait during this startup time. Chromecast 2 and Ultra are much faster to start.
Is my network fast enough?
The quality of your experience will be dependent on the quality of your local network. Some tips to enhance the experience:
- 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. Software will have small memory leaks and some processes will stop working correctly over time. That’s why it is a good idea to reset your router once in a while. Our recommendation: once a week.
- Don’t do network intense work while screen mirroring. As explained, screen mirroring is network intense. For the best performance, don’t do other network intense work at the same time. This includes making timemachine backups over the network and uploading/downloading large files from the internet while screen mirroring.
- Put your Mac and your Chromecast on the same router channel. Some routers (dual band) have create 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. But definitely not the Mac on 5Ghz and the TV on 2.4Ghz, because that will negatively impact the performance of screen mirroring.
- Use an AC or N router. Newer routers support Wifi AC and N. Older routers might only have Wifi B and/or G. B and G are not 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 Wifi N or Wifi AC networking.
Do iTunes Videos play with your app?
Apple has HDCP DRM protection for playing iTunes movies. This means that screen mirroring is not possible when watching movies from iTunes.
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