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My Apple TV does not show up. I only see "Searching for Devices..."
Added on Fri, Jan 4, 2013
Close AirParrot, wait a few minutes, and then re-open it (The waiting part is important). Make sure you don't have any firewalls (software or hardware) and make sure iTunes can see your Apple TV as an Airplay devices. If this doesn't... Read More
My Apple TV does not connect and AirParrot shows "AirPlay: Not Connected".
Added on Fri, Jan 4, 2013
Make sure your Apple TV is running the latest iOS version. AirParrot requires a second generation Apple TV running iOS 5.0 or later. Please keep in mind that if your Apple TV is jailbroken, you may experience issues using normal features (such as... Read More
Nothing happens when I launch AirParrot
Added on Wed, Mar 6, 2013
AirParrot is a menu bar application, which appears at the bottom right of the screen near your clock. If you have a lot of menu bar applications open it is possible that it may have been hidden due to space.  Try clicking the "expand" arrow in... Read More
What does AirParrot do?
Added on Fri, Jan 4, 2013
AirParrot lets you AirPlay your Mac or PC screen to a second or third generation AppleTV. What you see on your computer screen will appear on the AppleTV, wirelessly! Read More
What AppleTV models does AirParrot work with?
Added on Fri, Jan 4, 2013
AirParrot works with the AppleTV 2 and 3. The original AppleTV does not support mirroring of any type.  Version 1.5 enables 1080p mirroring automatically for the AppleTV 3. If you notice things running slow, you can force 720p in in... Read More
Why do my DVDs and iTunes-purchased videos not play on AirParrot?
Added on Fri, Jan 4, 2013
That's because iTunes video is wrapped in DRM which prevents certain types of playback. Fortunately, you can AirPlay video directly from iTunes to any AirPlay capable device, including our other app Reflector, on another Mac!  DRM... Read More
Where can I download AirParrot?
Added on Fri, Jan 4, 2013
There are currently three versions of AirParrot available. You can download all three from the AirParrot website.  We currently have three versions available. Mac Windows 32 Windows 64 Read More
AirParrot doesn’t remember my overscan settings
Added on Fri, Apr 19, 2013
The Apple TV natively resets overscan settings every time a device connects to it. There are ways to keep this from happening. 1. Close AirParrot.  2. Open the Apple TV settings > Audio & Video and turn Adjust for AirPlay Overscan... Read More
Can I extend my desktop on Windows 8?
Added on Wed, Feb 19, 2014
AirParrot does not enable desktop extension for Windows at this time, but there is a trick for Windows 8 and 8.1 users that will allow this. The steps for Windows 8 and 8.1 users differ. Windows 8 users:   Press the Windows Key + C to... Read More
I need to install AirParrot for all users on my PC.
Added on Tue, Jan 15, 2013
There are multiple ways to mass deploy AirParrot, but the most common is using a silent MSI installer. Note that this method will not work across networks that use domain or roaming profiles.  1) Download AirParrot from www... Read More
I only see the top left of my screen
Added on Mon, Apr 22, 2013
When using AirParrot on a tablet like a Surface Pro, you may notice that only a portion of the screen is shown. This is because the default display setting on most devices is zoomed in. This can also happen on a laptop or desktop, but it is less... Read More
My audio isn’t the correct pitch
Added on Wed, Mar 6, 2013
Certain audio cards sometimes use an audio sample rate that isn't compatible with AirParrot. We're working towards identifying these cards and issuing a permanent fix, but in the meantime we've come up with a temporary fix for the... Read More
XBMC Doesn’t Mirror
Added on Mon, Apr 22, 2013
You may notice that when running XBMC, the mirrored image locks up or isn't displayed. This is easily solved by changing a setting within the XBMC settings.  The setting to enable fullscreen use as a window needs to be enabled. It can be... Read More
Can I send audio without video?
Added on Wed, Mar 6, 2013
Currently AirParrot only supports the transmission of audio with video. In the future, we may add the ability to send audio without video to different receivers.  Read More
I have Symantec Endpoint Protection, my devices are not detecting each other.
Added on Thu, Aug 15, 2013
If you have Symantec antivirus, you may have to open an additional port to allow Bonjour to broadcast through.  Symantec will block UDP 5353. This must be allowed through. You may also need to add AirParrot.exe in Symantec for AirPlay to... Read More
Streaming audio is higher or lower pitched than it should be.
Added on Tue, Jan 15, 2013
Certain audio cards sometimes use an audio sample rate that isn't compatible with AirParrot. We're working towards identifying these cards and issuing a fix, but in the meantime we've come up with a fix for the issue. Open your... Read More
Can AirParrot start when Windows starts?
Added on Mon, Jul 15, 2013
AirParrot can run on startup if you add a shortcut to the application within Window's Startup folder. 1. Click the Start button, then All Programs, then right click the Startup folder and select Open. 2. Open the folder where AirParrot... Read More
When I try to connect to my Apple TV, I get this message: This AirPlay connection requires iOS 7.1 or later on iPhone or iPad, or OS X 10.9 or later with the latest iTunes on a Mac
Added on Thu, Mar 20, 2014
Apple recently added a setting to the Apple TV that allows for only user-verified devices to connect to the Apple TV. Trying to connect with AirParrot when this setting is turned on will result in this message being displayed: This AirPlay... Read More
I see two small pink screens side by side when I am mirroring to my Apple TV.
Added on Wed, Feb 19, 2014
AirParrot requires a color-bit-depth of 32-bit to send the image. If you are seeing twin images and they are distorted, this is because your Windows display is not using a color bit depth set at another bit setting. You can change this to 32-bit by... Read More