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
Quality is good, would like to see audio only sharing option though. Also hope the lag will improve over time.. Don’t quite understand why the lag… 100Mbps router, 802.11ac > 100Mbps… 100Mbps not enough? A duel desktop feature would also be appriciated.
Thanks for the idea, just needs a bit of love.
Massive delay between mac and tv, and even watching a video the image is not smooth using a 300mbps rooter. Also an extended desktop option would be nice.
Developer Response ,
Usually the latency on LG TV is between 1 - 3 seconds. Do you see a longer delay than this on your TV? 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!
As for extended desktop option, we will look at this to see if this is something we can support. We will soon reach out to you with news on this. Thanks!
Much improved, works very good
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.