Mirror for LG Smart TV 4+
Cast your screen to TV!
If you are on MacOS 10.15 (Catalina), please allow Screen Recording in System Preferences / Security & Privacy. For assistance, please contact our 24/7 support engineers.
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
Useful, but troublesome
I've been using this app for years on my MacBook. I have to delete and do a clean reinstall every time I have an iOS update.
It used to work great, but after my most recent update it takes several minutes to load on the tv. I click "start mirroring" and wait for a few minutes, then I get an error message saying "Failed playback" with some troubleshooting tips. Then I click "start mirroring" and it works fine.
Some times it takes me several tries to get it to work, but it NEVER works the first time. The troubleshooting tips do not solve the problem. Last app update was over 6 months ago. Perhaps it's time to clean up the bugs?
Developer Response ,
Hi, thanks for downloading the app. We regret that you are having issues using the app. However, errors can also happen because of local settings (e.g. network (not the same as internet speed), computer, TV). After briefly communicating with our support team, most users will be up and running. Please contact us through the “send diagnostic information/AirBeamTV Log” option in the app, or via email (email@example.com), Facebook Messenger. Let us surprise you with our quick response time. Thanks!
Great app! Great customer service!
Purchased the app because we had a storm that produced lightning which, in turn, knocked out my tv cable on one side of my house. (Internet still works fine.) Because of the pandemic, my cable provider cannot enter my home to fix the problem. My LG is a smart tv but older than 2019, so it does not work with airplay 2. The app is working great and is an excellent option if your tv does not work with airplay 2. The installation is quick and easy. I also downloaded the audio driver (necessary if you want to use the tv audio). I misunderstood one of the commands during set up and could not connect (the wording should be changed to avoid this). I reached out to customer service...they replied within minutes, had me send them a diagnostic report; they read it and had an answer in less than 10 minutes! They then circled back around to make sure that I was up and running! The lag is the only downfall that I have experienced, but if you only watch the tv and not your laptop screen, it's not a big deal! Definitely worth it and I would recommend it!
Just what I was looking for.
During this Stay @ Home Pandemic dilema, my wife and I started to watch some entertainment shows on the internet via my ipad but found the screen to be too small to real enjoy them. I used to have a tv mirroring system called Mactivia TV but found after trying to set it all up my Mac Catalina OS system told me that it could not handle the old 32 bit format. I found some computer to TV gadgets on line but they entailed too many accessories and uncertainties. So I figured, "Why not try the App Store?" which brings me to this review.
Luckily I have a LG smart TV which fit the bill to try this app. Unfortunately the app did not fully work for me. Of course I contacted the Airbeam Support team who had me up and running thereafter.
This app really eased our pandemic STAY @ Home issue with entertainment.
Great job developer team!
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