AirParrot for Mac Release Notes

Version 2.7.2 - Release Notes

May 18, 2017

  • Added support for mirroring audio-only to LG Music Flow speakers
  • Resolved an issue using DNS names and IP addresses with Quick Connect
  • Resolved an issue with media play button/scrubber position not correctly updating with Apple TV 4
  • Resolved an issue waking Chromecast from sleep when connecting to mirror
  • Miscellaneous bug fixes and performance improvements

As always if you're having issues email us at support@airparrot.com and be sure to include information about your setup.


Version 2.7.0 - Release Notes

March 16, 2017

  • Added Chromecast Audio Support
  • Added support for Apple TV tvOS 10.2
  • Added support for Apple TV Device Verification feature
  • Improved reliability on large networks and when changing networks
  • AirParrot 2 mirroring is now recordable by Reflector 2
  • Improved device discovery
  • Miscellaneous bug fixes and performance improvements

As always if you're having issues email us at support@airparrot.com and be sure to include information about your setup.


Version 2.6.2 - Release Notes

October 13, 2016

  • Resolved an issue that could cause screens mirrored to an Apple TV 4 to appear very small
  • Improvements to AirParrot Remote stability and performance
  • Improved Bonjour discovery of Chromecast version 1.21.72444
  • Quick Connect now supports modifiers for troubleshooting and legacy connection modes
  • Miscellaneous bug fixes and performance improvements

As always if you're having issues email us at support@airparrot.com and be sure to include information about your setup.


Version 2.6.1 - Release Notes

September 13, 2016

  • Resolved an issue that could cause connections to quickly drop when using tvOS 9 on a fourth-generation Apple TV

As always if you're having issues email us at support@airparrot.com and be sure to include information about your setup.


Version 2.6.0 - Release Notes

September 8, 2016

  • Added compatibility with tvOS 10 on the fourth-generation Apple TV
  • Improved capture and encoding support for macOS Sierra
  • Improved responsiveness of the AirParrot 2 main menu
  • Added setting to disable localization and default to English
  • Resolved an issue that could cause a crash when attempting to load media files with capitalized file extensions
  • Resolved an issue that could cause multiple hostname iterations when starting an AirParrot Remote broadcast
  • Resolved a potential crash when attempting to connect to an AppleTV with a password or onscreen code enabled
  • Resolved a potential crash when suddenly losing connection to a Chromecast
  • Miscellaneous bug fixes and performance improvements
  • Added enhanced encryption when mirroring to Apple TV or Reflector 2

As always if you're having issues email us at support@airparrot.com and be sure to include information about your setup.


Version 2.5.2 - Release Notes

August 1, 2016

  • Improved the rate at which content updates when mirroring mostly static content (such as Powerpoint)

As always if you're having issues email us at support@airparrot.com and be sure to include information about your setup.


Version 2.5.1 - Release Notes

May 23, 2016

  • Resolved an issue connecting to a Chromecast running the latest Chromecast software update

As always if you're having issues email us at support@airparrot.com and be sure to include information about your setup.


Version 2.5.1 - Release Notes

May 23, 2016

  • Resolved an issue connecting to a Chromecast running the latest Chromecast software update.

As always if you're having issues email us at support@airparrot.com and be sure to include information about your setup.


Version 2.5.0 - Release Notes

April 13, 2016

  • Hallo! Guten Tag! Buon Giorno! 你好 - AirParrot 2 is now localized in 13 additional languages! In addition to English, users can now use AirParrot 2 in their native Japanese, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Korean, Dutch, Czech, French, Hungarian, Spanish, German, Italian, Polish and Danish languages!

As always if you're having issues email us at support@airparrot.com and be sure to include information about your setup.


Version 2.4.0 - Release Notes

March 14, 2016

    AirParrot Remote

    AirParrot Remote is a new, add-on app that allows you to remotely control AirParrot 2 with your iPhone or iPad. AirParrot Remote lets you easily control what's being mirrored or streamed from your computer to Apple TV, Chromecast and Reflector-enabled devices from the palm of your hand.

    Start and stop mirroring or streaming

    Switch between screen and specific app mirroring

    View a live preview of what's being mirrored and remotely control your computer's mouse and keyboard

    Browse your computer's files and build media playlists

    AirParrot Remote is available from the App Store today!
  • Resolved an issue with long buffering times when beginning to stream media to a Chromecast
  • Miscellaneous bug fixes and stability improvements

As always if you're having issues email us at support@airparrot.com and be sure to include information about your setup.


Version 2.3.2 - Release Notes

January 18, 2015

  • Improved compatibility with Chromecast audio-only devices
  • Spotify album art for the current audio track is now loaded from the Spotify API for better reliability
  • Resolved an issue where "select an area" mode was unusable if previous single app mirroring app became unavailable
  • Better support for underscan and per-device audio level adjustments when connected to a Cast device
  • Resolved an issue that caused a black screen on two or more Chromecast mirroring connections
  • Resolved an issue that could cause music track info to become stuck when mirroring to an Apple TV
  • Resolved a hang with the main AirParrot 2 menu on OS X 10.7
  • Miscellaneous bug fixes and stability improvements

As always if you're having issues email us at support@airparrot.com and be sure to include information about your setup.


Version 2.3 - Release Notes

November 9, 2015

  • Improved support for the new Apple TV 4
  • Miscellaneous bug fixes and stability improvements

As always if you're having issues email us at support@airparrot.com and be sure to include information about your setup.


Version 2.2.1 - Release Notes

July 22, 2015

  • Hardware acceleration now more intelligently defers to software encoding if performance would be better in software
  • Improved Cast mirroring and streaming support, especially on lossy networks
  • Added a preference to manually toggle between hardware and software encoding
  • Added better support for "Dark Mode" in OS X 10.10 and later
  • Miscellaneous bug fixes and stability improvements

As always if you're having issues email us at support@airparrot.com and be sure to include information about your setup.


Version 2.2 - Release Notes

June 16, 2015

  • Hardware encoding - AirParrot 2 now uses available hardware encoding to capture screens and transcode media files at much lower CPU usage when streaming to Apple TV and Chromecast (OS X 10.9 and greater)
  • Audio streaming to AirPort Express generation 1, version 1 now works properly
  • The power button and play/pause buttons are now disabled when not mirroring/streaming
  • Miscellaneous bug fixes and stability improvements

As always if you're having issues email us at support@airparrot.com and be sure to include information about your setup.


Version 2.1.2 - Release Notes

April 30, 2015

  • Reflector 2 compatibility - Added enhanced support for mirroring and media streaming via AirPlay or Google Cast to Reflector 2
  • AirParrot 2 now prevents a Mac from sleeping while media streaming
  • Resolved a crash when seeking in a media stream
  • Resolved a crash when Bluetooth is not able to initialize
  • Resolved an issue that caused the pause icon to remain in the menu bar after a connection ends
  • Resolved an issue that could cause the AirParrot menu to not appear directly under the menu bar icon
  • Resolved an issue that could cause audio to disconnect on OS X 10.8
  • Miscellaneous bug fixes and stability improvements

As always, if you're having issues email us at support@airparrot.com and be sure to include information about your setup.


Version 2.1.1 - Release Notes

March 18, 2015

  • Resolved an issue that could cause audio mirroring to stutter and drop over time
  • Enhanced performance when scrolling the list of available devices
  • Improved AirPort Express audio streaming
  • Miscellaneous audio bug fixes and stability improvements

As always, if you're having issues email us at support@airparrot.com and be sure to include information about your setup.


Version 2.1.0 - Release Notes

December 23, 2014

  • Subtitles - AirParrot 2 now supports media files with embedded and external subtitles!
  • Now Playing - AirParrot 2 shows current artist, track and album information for iTunes, Spotify and Radium when mirroring audio only
  • Local Audio - AirParrot 2 now allows mirroring audio to local computer speakers in addition to other devices
  • Mirror Selected Area - Select just a desired area of an application or a screen to mirror.
  • Added indicators on mouseover for display identification
  • Added menu bar indicator when mirroring is paused
  • AirParrot 2 now allows you to choose other audio input devices, in addition to system audio
  • AirParrot 2 now appears in "Open With..." menu for media files
  • AirParrot 2 menu now closes when selecting another menu bar item
  • Resolved an issue with display extension driver that could prevent certain Macs from waking on 10.10.2
  • Resolved an issue with display extension driver that previously warned users of drag and drop issues with certain MacBooks - all MacBooks are now safe to use with AirParrot 2
  • Resolved an issue where "Very High" video quality setting actually produced a very low quality video stream
  • Resolved an issue that prevented audio streaming to audio devices with multiple interfaces with self-assigned IP addresses
  • Resolved an issue where bluetooth-discovered Apple TVs could overwrite the mDNS information for the device
  • Resolved an issue where multiple connected monitors could cause the "To" list layout to break
  • Numerous miscellaneous bug fixes, stability improvements and performance updates

As always, if you're having issues email us at support@airparrot.com and be sure to include information about your setup.


Version 2.0.4.1 - Release Notes

December 8, 2014

  • Revolves an audio stalling issue on certain Mac models

As always, if you're having issues email us at support@airparrot.com and be sure to include information about your setup.


Version 2.0.4 - Release Notes

December 2, 2014

  • Improved teardown and disconnect on Chromecast devices
  • Resolved an issue with main menu appearing at the wrong size or position on 10.7 and 10.8
  • Resolved an issue where the "Application" menu would not display applications to mirror
  • Resolved an issue where the "Media" menu would not display any content
  • Resolved an issue where the Settings menu would not appear on 10.7 and 10.8
  • AirPlay passwords are now properly remembered even if the device's IP address changes
  • Misc. performance and stability improvements

As always, if you're having issues email us at support@airparrot.com and be sure to include information about your setup.


Version 2.0.2 - Release Notes

November 25, 2014

  • Greatly improved media streaming performance and reliability
  • Added "time remaining" click toggle to timestamp counter for media streaming
  • Added audio error state when mirroring is connected but audio fails to connect
  • Media streaming scrubber updates the current timestamp in realtime
  • Improved Chromecast mirroring and media streaming stability and performance
  • Improved error state icons for low-resolution screens
  • Improved error messaging to be clearer and less generic in some situations
  • Resolved an issue where Apple TV would maintain connection after media streaming finishes
  • Resolved an issue with mirroring audio to first generation AirPort Express
  • Resolved an issue with global license keys not applying for bulk deployments
  • Resolved an issue with Windows license keys appearing valid on Mac (but not allow registering)
  • Miscellaneous performance and stability improvements
  • Drastic reduction in CPU utilization when mirroring

As always if you're having issues email us at support@airparrot.com and be sure to include information about your setup.


Version 2.0.1 - Release Notes

November 23, 2014

  • Resolved a crash when disconnecting from a media stream
  • Resolved an issue that causes audio only mirroring to not un-mute if muted
  • Resolved an issue that truncated the edge of 720p mirroring on 10.7 and 10.8
  • Improved mDNS and device discovery performance
  • AirParrot 2 now only prompts to install drivers when required, instead of on launch
  • Added advanced logging preference for debugging advanced issues
  • Miscellaneous performance and stability improvements

As always if you're having issues email us at support@airparrot.com and be sure to include information about your setup.


Version 2.0.0 - Release Notes

November 20, 2014

  • Initial Release

Version 1.6.1 - Release Notes

April 28, 2015

  • Resolves an audio issue when mirroring to an Apple TV on software version 7.2

As always if you're having issues email us at support@airparrot.com and be sure to include information about your setup.


Version 1.6 - Release Notes

December 22, 2014

  • Resolves a wake from sleep/black screen issue on OS X Yosemite 10.10.2
  • Resolves a driver signing issue that prevented installation on OS X Yosemite (10.10)
  • Resolves drag and drop/wake from sleep driver issues on older MacBooks (Extend Desktop on AirParrot is now safe to use with all MacBooks)
  • Removes warning prompt when installing drivers on older MacBooks that previously experienced incompatibilities with drivers

As always if you're having issues email us at support@airparrot.com and be sure to include information about your setup.


Version 1.5.5 - Release Notes

October 2, 2014

  • Resolves an issue when attempting to connect audio to Apple TV OS 7.0

As always if you're having issues email us at support@airparrot.com and be sure to include information about your setup.


Version 1.5.4 - Release Notes

February 28, 2014

  • AirParrot now has a fully-functional seven-day trial (with subtle watermark)
  • Added a new first-launch splash screen and registration window
  • Resolved an issue that prevented pasting a license key in the registration window
  • Resolved an issue that caused the mouse cursor to appear tiny or disappear entirely when mirroring

As always if you're having issues email us at support@airparrot.com and be sure to include information about your setup.


Version 1.5.3 - Release Notes

November 6, 2013

  • AirParrot now disables the "mirror displays" option in OS X while using Extend Desktop to prevent frozen AppleTV images
  • "Hide Notification Center" preference now only appears for users on OS X 10.8 and later
  • Resolved an issue that could cause an "Encoder Unavailable" error with latest Apple TV OS update

As always if you're having issues email us at support@airparrot.com and be sure to include information about your setup.


Version 1.5.2 - Release Notes

October 18, 2013

  • Resolves driver installation and "unsupported on this Mac" issues for 32-bit Intel Core Duo Macs

As always if you're having issues email us at support@airparrot.com and be sure to include information about your setup.


Version 1.5.1 - Release Notes

October 8, 2013

  • Added Apple TV OS 6.0 Compatibility
  • AirParrot now sends the name of the mirroring computer to display on the receiving Apple TV (Apple TV OS 6.0)
  • Initial OS X 10.9 Mavericks support
  • Added a register option to the AirParrot menu in Trial mode
  • Added preference to exclude Notification Center notifications while mirroring (10.8 and 10.9 only)
  • Resolved an issue that caused an extended display to freeze on the Apple TV
  • Misc. performance improvements and bug fixes

As always if you're having issues email us at support@airparrot.com and be sure to include information about your setup.


Version 1.5 - Release Notes

November 1, 2012

  • Automatically detect TV Overscan settings
  • Added ability to force 720p for improved performance on slower networks
  • Corrected an issue that could cause passwords to not save
  • Improved logging for network problem resolutions
  • Improved menu status messages when unable to connect
  • Resolved an issue that could cause problems connecting audio to an AppleTV
  • Added support for deployment to all users (when installed as admin/root) - contact support@airparrot.com for more details on bulk deployment
  • Added support for date-limited promotional keys
  • Improved compatibility with iOS 6
  • Misc. performance improvements and bug fixes

As always if you're having issues email us at support@airparrot.com and be sure to include information about your setup.


Version 1.4.3 - Release Notes

July 30, 2012

  • Corrects a compiler issue that caused an audio/video sync issue
  • Corrects a compiler issue that caused connection errors on some AppleTV OS versions
  • (1.4.2) - Corrects an issue that caused the audio and external display driver installation to prompt over and over again.

Version 1.4.2 - Release Notes

July 26, 2012

  • Corrects an issue that caused the audio and external display driver installation to prompt over and over again.

Version 1.4 - Release Notes

July 24, 2012

  • Retina Support
    • Added retina icons and images
    • Added support for high-performance mirroring of retina resolution displays to 720p and 1080p Apple TVs

  • Mountain Lion Support - Added support for Mountain Lion including Developer ID signing

  • Easier Registration - Added support for easier registration

  • Bug Fixes:
    • Significant performance gains for non-Mountain Lion mirroring compatible machines
    • Miscellaneous performance enhancements and bug fixes

As always if you're having issues email us at support@airparrot.com and be sure to include information about your setup.


Version 1.3.2 - Release Notes

March 2, 2012

Version 1.3.2 is now compatible with all Intel Macs. Users with older Intel processors can install this update without issues.

  • Accelerated Mirroring for Early Intel Machines - Added accelerated mirroring support for older Intel processors

  • Bug Fixes:
    • Fixed a bug that could cause excessive memory use or crashing after mirroring for a long period
    • Fixed a crash when attempting to stream audio to a jailbroken Apple TV
      • To fix audio, disable Home Sharing and reboot or remove jailbreak

As always if you're having issues email us at support@airparrot.com and be sure to include information about your setup.


Version 1.3.1 - Release Notes

April 2, 2012

Version 1.3 requires a Core 2 Duo or later Mac. If you have a Mac with a Core Solo or Core Duo processor, do not upgrade to 1.3 or AirParrot will no longer work.

  • AppleScript Support - Added support for using Automator/AppleScript to control AirParrot

  • Bug Fixes:
    • Fixed a crash when mirroring while using certain resolutions
    • Fixed a crash when attempting to stream audio to a jailbroken Apple TV
      • To fix audio, disable Home Sharing and reboot or remove jailbreak
    • Fixed a glitch in display arrangement when connecting to a 1080p Apple TV after enabling Extend Desktop at 720p
    • Allows driver update to complete, even on systems with potential NVidia driver issues, if an older version of the driver was already installed
    • Added unsupported processor warning for users without at least a Core 2 Duo processor

As always if you're having issues email us at support@airparrot.com and be sure to include information about your setup.


Version 1.3 - Release Notes

March 28, 2012

Version 1.3 requires a Core Duo or later Mac. If you have a Mac with a Core Solo processor, do not upgrade to 1.3 or AirParrot will no longer work.

  • Apple TV 3 1080p - AirParrot is now fully compatible with AppleTV 3. ATV3 only accepts mirroring at 720p but AirParrot coerces it into accepting that glorious 1080p mirror from your Mac!

  • Performance to 11 - We rewrote the mirroring engine from the ground up to support the highest possible quality stream with super low latency. It's seriously fast.

  • App Mirroring - Now you can mirror just a specific app or even a specific window of an app. Great for demos.

  • Restyled Menu - The AirParrot menu now has icons, better grouping and easier to understand functions.

  • Major Bugs:
    • Fixed loud static that could occur during mirroring with audio for some users
    • Fixed the cursor not displaying and/or displaying incorrect cursor image
    • Fixed several crashers
    • Misc. bug fixes

Due to a bug in the upgrade code, if you are not already on 1.1 or higher you must manually download and install the update here: http://download.airsquirrels.com/AirParrot/Mac/AirParrot.dmg. Future updates will work automatically.

As always if you're having issues email us at support@airparrot.com and be sure to include information about your setup.


Version 1.2 - Release Notes

February 26, 2012

  • Compatible with Mountain Lion - AirParrot is now compatible with Apple's latest Mountain Lion developer preview.

  • Audio For Snow Leopard - Now your Mac running Lion or Snow Leopard can AirPlay your audio along with your screen to your Apple TV. AirParrot will install an audio driver to allow this functionality the first time you select "Send Audio" in the AirParrot menu.

  • Super Stable, Super Fast - We've completely revamped the engine behind AirParrot to make it faster and more stable. Try the new "High" quality mode for the best performance on most machines.

  • Volume Control - Now control your Apple TV's volume straight from your Mac.

  • Wakey Wakey - Now AirParrot will automatically wake up your Apple TV when you connect.

  • Major Bugs:
    • Improved the stability of Extended Display and Audio drivers to resolve sleep issues
    • Drastically improved performance and CPU usage
    • Fixed colored lines when using underscan modes
    • Corrected trial-mode issues
    • Fixed several crashers
    • Misc. bug fixes

Due to a bug in the upgrade code, if you are not already on 1.1 or higher you must manually download and install the update here: http://download.airsquirrels.com/AirParrot/Mac/AirParrot.dmg. Future updates will work automatically.

As always if you're having issues email us at support@airparrot.com and be sure to include information about your setup.


Version 1.1 - Release Notes

February 22, 2012

Due to a bug in the upgrade code, if you are not already on 1.1 or higher you must manually download and install the update here: http://download.airsquirrels.com/AirParrot/Mac/AirParrot.dmg. Future updates will work automatically.

  • 1.1.3 - fixes critical issues waking from sleep and problems connecting to some AppleTVs
  • 1.1.1 - fixes audio and video performance issues
  • Audio - Now your Mac running OS X Lion (10.7) can AirPlay your audio along with your screen to Apple TV. AirParrot will install an audio driver to allow this functionality the first time you select "Send Audio" in the AirParrot menu.

  • Extended Display - Now you can use your Apple TV as a second display. Drag windows over just like it's a physical display connected to your Mac.

  • Password Support - AirParrot can now connect to an Apple TV with an AirPlay password set. AirParrot will prompt for the password when connecting.

  • Removed Dock Icon - AirPlay now runs solely in the menu bar.

  • Major Bugs:
    • Fixed issue that caused Apple TV to go to sleep while AirPlaying
    • Drastically improved performance and CPU usage
    • Fixed several crashers
    • Misc. bug fixes

As always if you're having issues email us at support@airparrot.com and be sure to include information about your setup.