Application to mirror the screen of your Mac to any LG Smart TV. No wires and no additional hardware needed! You can also stream individual video files from your Mac to your TV. Also, we included the option to watch one window on your Mac, and another window on your TV!
This works on any LG Smart TV from the 2012 models onwards. And the LG Home Theater System.
In using the app, there will be about 2 to 3 seconds of latency. So this mirroring is not suitable for gaming.
However, it is very suitable for watching movies, giving presentations, watching photos, and much more!
The quality of your experience will be dependent on the quality of your local network. Some tips to enhance the experience:
- Preferably, connect your TV by LAN cable to your router.
- Use an "ac" router. If you don't have one, then an "n" router.
- Try not to overload your wifi network by moving big files around while you are mirroring.
How the app works:
First, make sure that your LG TV is on the same local network and same subnet as your Mac. The TV should not be in screen mirroring mode, but just on "TV" Mode or any HDMI IN port.
After launching the app, you will see the app icon appearing in the top bar of your Mac and the app will look for your TV on the network. It will show your TV when it has found it. Now, you have two options:
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.
Enable Sound: check this to hear the sound of your Mac coming from the TV. You will need the additional (free) audio driver, which you can download here: http://bit.ly/MirrorAudio
Play 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.
Settings (the icon in the bottom right of the app): click here 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.
Limitations: Apple has HDCP DRM protection for playing iTunes movies. This means that screen mirroring is not possible when watching movies from iTunes.
When you like the app, please don't forget to give it a positive rating! Thanks in advance from the AirBeamTV development team!
Please give us feedback by mailing to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Bugfixes and Stability Improvements
Ratings and Reviews
good for presenting, not great for movies
This does exactly what i needed it too, amlost.. It could do with an option for extending discplay as well as mirroring. I can't imagine this being too hard to add in?
It works fine for presnting as long as you dont want speed. But it can't cope with realtime working. So, don't expect to use your big TV as a docking station with a keyboard there. The delay is far too much.
Good effort though, perhaps npt worth the £9.99 i just paid tbh
Developer Response ,
Hi, thanks for taking the time to write a review about our Mirror for LG Smart TV app. As mentioned in the app description, in using the app, there will be a couple of seconds of latency (usually 1 - 3). This is due to the TV buffering behaviour, and that is unfortunately outside of our control. We are constantly researching ways to improve it. If you are seeing more latency than that, you can send us your diagnostics information. When we receive this information, we can check if there is something amiss in the communication between your LG TV and your Mac in your local network.
This Mirror app is just simle and it works really well on my setup. Contacted the developers on Facebook about a query and had a reply within 5 minutes. Great customer service and a great app. Can’t understand why it gets such a low star rating. Wondering if it’s user fault. The second or so lag is not good if you need to use TV as a direct monitor but for casting movies etc from my MacBook to the LG TV it is faultless.
works whenever he wants
I wanted to give a good review, as it was working fine until two days ago. When it started saying that my tv is in Idle mode,and can't find it.
Any advice how this can be sorted?
Developer Response ,
Hi, thanks for taking the time to write a review about our Mirror for LG Smart TV app. Can you please check if your LG TV is still on the same local network and same subnet as your Mac? If you need any further assistance, please contact us either via email (email@example.com), Facebook Messenger or through the “send diagnostic information” option in the app. Our support team is available 24/7 and would be glad to help you get connected. Thanks!
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.