Application to mirror the screen of your Mac to any Samsung 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 Samsung Smart TV from the 2012 models onward. Which model year do you have? You can see that by looking at the middle letter in your model type (on the back of your Samsung TV).
E = 2012
F = 2013
H = 2014
J = 2015
K = 2016
M = 2017
N = 2018
R = 2019
Q = QLED (supported)
UE55_E_S8000 = 2012.
UE78_H_U8500L = 2014.
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!
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 a Wifi 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 Samsung 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
Too much lag
The screen lag is over 20 seconds on my 2013 retina macbook pro running macOS Majove. I would heed caution of the more critical reviews. I have been using this App to watch netflix. I thought it would work just like an Apple TV. I was wrong. To be honest VNC and NX servers have less lag and are more ideal for casting video around the house. I would like a solution or a refund. The app description is misleading, posts no system requirements for good performance, and lacks documentation to resolve common issues. Fake reviews with no details are misleading. Do not be fooled. This app quality is on par with a public beta, not a paid app. The others in the room agree this app is useless.
Developer Response ,
Usually the latency on Samsung TV is between 1 - 3 seconds. So 20 second delay is a bit abnormal. Sometimes, it takes longer to start mirroring to TV, but overtime the latency goes down. Do you notice that as well? Also, its important to consider that screen Mirroring from your Mac to your Smart TV is quite a heavy job for your home network. Lots of data is going from your Mac to your TV and it needs to be there on time. If the performance of the router is not good, then you will see such longer delays. There are multiple ways to improve the performance of your router. One of the easiest ways to improve your network performance is to simply restart your router. Please visit the FAQ on our website (https://www.airbeam.tv/faq/) for more tips on how to improve the quality and performance of your home network.
If the problem still persists, please contact us either via email (email@example.com), Facebook Messenger or through ‘send diagnostic information’ from the app. Our support team is available 24/7 and would be glad to help you get connected!
Very Simple to Use - Would Recommend
Very simple to use, works similar to bluetooth where you just turn it on/off. I have a MacBook Air and it mirrors over to my old (about 6 years old) Samsung TV perfectly. Their support team responded to my inquiries within 24 hours. The app costs $9.99 which is way more cost efficient then having to go buy an adapter of some sort.
FYI, Netflix will NOT mirror over if you're streaming via the Safari browser. Their support team advised me the work-around is to stream it via the Chrome or Firefox browsers. So far, I've been able to mirror everything else just fine through Safari, it's just Netflix that I have to use Chrome or Firefox. There is also a little bit of a lag if you're comparing your TV to what you're mirroring, but I suppose that's expected and why would you be watching two different screens anyhow?
Also, if anyone from their support team tells you to pre-record things from Netflix on your device first before mirroring to your TV, please disregard that advice. When streaming from Netflix, it's musch easier to use Crome or Firefox.
Improvement Suggestion to app creator:
Would it be possible to incorporate a "lock screen" feature where we can choose to mirror only what's on that webpage/browser? If possible, it would allow end users to do other things on their device while still mirroring.
Developer Response ,
Thanks for taking the time to review us and to provide this elaborate information. The feature request is suggested is already available in the app. In the app, you will see an option called 'Source'. Under this option, choose the window you want to mirror (It could be VLC or Chrome browser) and only that window will mirror to TV. This way you could still use your Mac for working. Please contact us if you want to know more on how to do this :) Thanks!
Worked great 1st time and I’ve been using it for about a year with no issues. It would be nice if the developer could add support for more audio and video codecs is my only suggestion for improvement.
I noticed /thought it was broken after using it for a week or two when it wouldn’t play a video file. The support is on their facebook page which seemed odd, but they responded pretty quickly to my facebook messenger and told me the problem which was that my particular video file was not supported. The tech support was very helpful and I’ve been using it with no issue since.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.