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Reflector 4 Release Notes

macOS

Regularly

Version 4.0.3

October 27, 2021

  • Released new iPhone 13 and iPad device frames
  • Implemented changes to better differentiate Reflector 4 on macOS from native AirPlay on macOS Monterey during the connection process. When connecting to Reflector 4, users will see "(RF4)" before their macOS device name in the list of available screen mirroring destinations by default. This can be edited by changing the device name in the Reflector 4 settings menu. 
  • Miscellaneous bug fixes

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


Version 4.0.2

August 5, 2021

  • Added the ability to show in-app announcements
  • Bug fixes and performance improvements

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


Version 4.0.1

April 15, 2021

  • Bug fixes and performance improvements

Version 4.0

March 22, 2021

  • Initial Release
    • Built for macOS 11 and Apple silicon
    • Brand new UI
    • Updated core for faster performance using less resources
    • Combined features from Reflector Teacher — Easily use Reflector Student and Reflector Director with Reflector 4

Version 3.2.1

October 14, 2019

  • Fixes app update to work with macOS 10.15 Catalina

Version 3.2.0

November 9, 2018

  • Added frames for the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR and the new iPad Pro
  • Numerous stability improvements and performance optimizations

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


Version 3.1.1

June 22, 2018

  • Numerous stability improvements and performance optimizations

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


Version 3.0.2

December 5, 2017

  • Resolved a crash on launch experienced by a few users

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


Version 3.0.1

November 21, 2017

  • Initial Public Release

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


Version 2.7.2

April 28, 2017

  • Added support and frames for new iPad and (PRODUCT)RED iPhone
  • Resolved an issue with mirroring from Chrome v58 browsers and devices
  • Resolved an issue where recording would stop if audio connection disconnected for a device
  • Miscellaneous stability and performance improvements

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


Version 2.7

February 28, 2017

  • Added support for our new classroom product, ClassHub, a student device management and monitoring system for teachers
  • Improved AirPlay audio streaming quality
  • Improved reliability of Google Cast connections
  • Resolved an issue that prevented a device name from updating after closing preferences
  • Numerous bug fixes and performance improvements

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


Version 2.6

November 17, 2016

  • Reflector 2 now uses far less memory when mirroring and recording
  • Improved reliability and performance of YouTube video streaming
  • Improved reliability and stability of iOS 10 connections
  • Reduced CPU utilization when using Reflector Student
  • Numerous bug fixes and performance improvements

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


Version 2.5.4

October 11, 2016

  • Resolved an issue that could cause a crash with Reflector Director
  • Improved YouTube video streaming performance
  • Misc. bug fixes and performance improvements

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


Version 2.5.3

September 16, 2016

  • Added iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus support

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


Version 2.5.2

August 8, 2016

  • Added initial iOS 10 Support
  • Resolved a potential crash with large number of Reflector Student instances connected
  • Improved discoverability from iOS and Chrome devices
  • Resolved an issue Casting from Chrome "Canary" dev branch

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


Version 2.5.1

June 2, 2016

  • Adds enhanced compatibility with our newest app, Ditto!

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


Version 2.5

April 13, 2016

  • Hallo! Guten Tag! Buon Giorno! 你好 - Reflector 2 is now localized in 13 additional languages! In addition to English, users can now use Reflector 2 in their native Japanese, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Korean, Dutch, Czech, French, Hungarian, Spanish, German, Italian, Polish and Danish languages!
  • iPad Pro 9.7" and iPhone SE - Reflector 2 is now fully compatible with iPad Pro 9.7" and the iPhone SE. We've also added frames for both of these devices!

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


Version 2.4

January 6, 2016

  • Added support for streaming YouTube, Hulu and Vimeo videos from iOS and OS X devices to Reflector 2
  • Added full iPad Pro support
  • Added iOS 9 On-Screen Code support
  • Added "Best for Single Device" recording mode to record devices inside a constant-sized "box"
  • Resolved a crash when AirPlay mirroring from a Mac to Reflector 2 on older version of OS X
  • Resolved a crash when disconnecting a device after recording several devices
  • Resolved an issue which caused certain benign connections to open a video window or trigger a layout change
  • Resolved an issue with recording resolution settings not properly applying in recordings
  • Resolved an issue which could cause a previously selected frame type to revert to the default for that device
  • Resolved an issue which occasionally prevented additional recordings after a recording is completed
  • Resolved an issue which occasionally caused frames to appear when disabled after transitioning from streaming to mirroring
  • Miscellaneous performance enhancements and bug fixes

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


Version 2.3.1

December 14, 2015

  • Resolved an issue after a recent Google Play Services Cast update that prevented devices from discovering Reflector 2.

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


Version 2.3.0

November 9, 2015

  • High-Resolution Mirroring - Reflector 2 now displays AirPlay-mirrored devices in higher resolution for clearer, crisper mirroring!
  • Added ability to manually specify the audio ports Reflector 2 normally randomly selects
  • Added support for smoother rotation animation events
  • Added a visual notification in the Reflector 2 menu when Reflector Student device(s) are connected
  • The Reflector 2 menu bar icon now turns orange when a device is connected
  • Reflector 2 and connected device windows should now appear in screen sharing/video conferencing apps
  • Device frames now match the orientation of the actual device
  • Resolved an issue with connecting a device with Onscreen Code enabled
  • Resolved an issue with iPod touch and some iPhone frames that could sometimes cause overlapping/gaps
  • Resolved an occasional issue when recording a device in landscape orientation
  • Resolved an issue that caused iOS 8 devices to lose their frame after playing a video if "Automatic" is not selected
  • Resolved an occasional crash when Onscreen Code is enabled
  • Resolved an issue with streaming from AirParrot 2 when Onscreen Code is enabled
  • Reflector 2 no longer logs Google Cast network traffic when Cast is disabled in Preferences
  • Miscellaneous bug fixes, stability improvements and performance updates

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


Version 2.2.1

September 25, 2015

  • iPhone 6s/6s Plus Support - Added support for the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus
  • Added Rose Gold frames for iPhone 6s and iPhones 6s Plus
  • Added full support for OS X 10.11 "El Capitan"
  • Added "Always On Top" and "Display Fullscreen" menu options to the device right-click menu
  • Added ability to sign out of a YouTube account in Preferences
  • Further improved iOS 9 mirroring and streaming support
  • Webcams now open in a smaller window by default
  • Webcams no longer ask for approval to connect when "Prompt for Approval" is enabled
  • Resolved an issue where the background color setting for a recording would not be remembered
  • Resolved an issue when using "on-screen code" security that would fail to authenticate the device
  • Resolved an issue with device's with special characters not properly displaying
  • YouTube Live streams are now properly ended on YouTube when exiting the app while live streaming
  • Resolved a crash on Macs without Bluetooth LE
  • Resolved a crash on waking the Mac and Reflector 2 was previously running
  • Miscellaneous bug fixes, stability improvements and performance updates

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


Version 2.2.0

September 11, 2015

  • iOS 9 Support - We're proud to announce full iOS 9 support in Reflector 2. Upgrade your devices to iOS 9 with confidence!
  • Improved device frame detection for iOS devices
  • Resolved an issue that prevented previously-selected frames for a device to be remembered
  • Resolved a crash on waking the Mac and Reflector 2 was previously running
  • Resolved a crash on Macs without Bluetooth LE
  • Miscellaneous bug fixes, stability improvements and performance updates

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


Version 2.1.0

August 19, 2015

  • YouTube Live - You can now broadcast anything connected via AirPlay mirroring or Google Cast LIVE to an audience on YouTube! You can even broadcast multiple devices with a webcam!
  • Webcam Support - Reflector 2 now supports displaying of a webcam alongside mirrored devices! Great for presenting to a group or when broadcasting to YouTube Live. You can even record instructional videos that include your webcam and mirrored devices.
  • Reflector Student - Reflector Student is an all-new, free, iOS application coming very soon to the App Store. It allows AirPlay mirroring on networks that prevent natural discovery like classrooms and business Wi-Fi.
  • Record All - You can now record all devices with one press by selecting the "Record" button in the Reflector 2 recording menu bar
  • Recording Bar - We've moved voiceover controls, recording, broadcasting and webcam controls to an easy-to-find, centralized bar in Reflector 2's menu
  • Improved the Cast frame selection and "black space" cropping for better frame suggestions and less flashing when Casting an Android or Chromebook device
  • Improved the efficiency and reliableness of the Reflector 2 recording engine, especially with voiceovers
  • Improved media play back when streaming video to Reflector 2 via AirPlay or Google Cast
  • Refreshed the layout of the Quick Connect window to improve legibility and add support for QR code pairing in Reflector Student
  • Added support for bulk-deploying Reflector 2 via Apple Remote Desktop with a pre-defined configuration file
  • Added "Launch at login" preference to allow auto-launching of Reflector 2 on startup.
  • Added volume support for voiceovers to voiceover menu
  • Added device volume support to recordings (adjust volume on the device and recordings will obey)
  • Reflector 2 now saves recording to the Desktop for easy locating
  • Resolved several issues when using AirParrot 2 to send high-resolution video to Reflector 2
  • Resolved an issue that caused Reflector 2 recordings to appear shorter than normal when opened in iMovie
  • Resolved several slight gaps when using frames with iOS and Cast devices
  • Resolved several crashes when saving recordings
  • Resolved a crash when Reflector 2 was left running for a long period of time
  • Resolved a crash when a computer suddenly lost Wi-Fi
  • Resolved a crash on waking the Mac and Reflector 2 was previously running
  • Numerous miscellaneous bug fixes, stability improvements and performance updates

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


Version 2.0.2

May 14, 2015

  • Improved Google Cast performance with various Android devices (including Samsung Galaxy devices)
  • Reflector 2 will now prevent a Mac from going to sleep while a device is mirroring
  • Resolved a hang when closing Preferences on some Macs
  • Resolved a crash when toggling voice-over at the end of a recording
  • Resolved an issue that could cause the Stop button to disappear while AirPlay streaming and recording
  • Resolved an issue that caused some Preferences labels to become truncated on 10.9 and lower

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


Version 2.0.1

April 24, 2015

  • Improved Google Cast discovery on older Android devices
  • Reflector 2 devices now appear in the Devices tab of the Chromecast app
  • Resolved an issue where a Cast device would connect and mirror only a single image before freezing (primarily on Samsung devices)
  • Resolved a crash when saving some recordings
  • Resolved a crash when toggling voiceover near the end of a recording
  • Resolved a hang when closing Preferences on some Macs
  • Resolved an issue that caused a long period of blackspace at the beginning of a recording
  • Resolved an issue that could cause device audio to become garbled in recordings
  • Resolved an issue that could cause device frames to appear corrupted in recordings
  • Resolved an issue that could cause Cast devices to only show "No Frame" in the frame selection list
  • Resolved an issue where device frames would not appear in some recordings
  • Resolved an issue where Reflector 2 would only show "No Frame" for a device that had previously set a frame
  • Resolved an issue where Reflector 2 would not trim backspace when sending Cast previews to Reflector Director
  • Resolved an issue with using the "Register" button in Reflector 2 license emails

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


Version 2.0

April 14, 2015

  • Initial release of Reflector 2 for Mac

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


Version 1.6.6

February 2, 2015

  • Removed erroneous "AirPlay Conflict" error messaging that prevented Reflector from running on 10.10 when an OS X-created conflict occurs

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


Version 1.6.5

October 2, 2014

  • Resolves an issue which caused Reflector to occasionally hide the device frame of the iPhone 6 or iPhone 6+ when rotating to landscape
  • Resolves an which caused passwords to not properly clear when setting the security preference to 'None'
  • Resolves an issue which caused Onscreen Codes to not be displayed in the foreground
  • Resolves an issue which may have prevented users from selecting certain iPhone 5C frames

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


Version 1.6.4

September 25, 2014

  • Added support for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus
  • Added support for displaying the name of a connected device
  • Added support for Onscreen Code
  • Various performance improvements and bug fixes

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


Version 1.6.3

March 7, 2014

  • Reflector now has a fully-functional, seven day trial (with subtle watermark)
  • Added a new first-launch splash screen and registration window
  • Supported iOS devices mirror at 1080p when "Optimize For" is set to Hi-Res
  • Reflector now encrypts the AirPlay password in the configuration file
  • Improved audio performance during AirPlay mirroring and audio/video streaming
  • Resolved an issue that prevented pasting a license key in the registration window
  • Resolved an issue that caused mirroring connections to drop when AirPlaying a video
  • Resolved a crash when three or more iPads are mirroring simultaneously
  • Numerous stability improvements for Core Duo processor Macs running 10.6
  • Help > Reflector Help now links to the Squirrels Support website

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


Version 1.6.2

November 15, 2013

  • iPad mini with Retina display compatibility
  • Fixed a crash related to audio mirroring on certain hardware

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


Version 1.6.1

November 4, 2013

  • Added iPad Air device frames
  • General iPad Air compatibility updates
  • Resolved an issue where device frames could appear mispositioned while mirroring or recording
  • Fixed a crash on device disconnect on OS X 10.6

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


Version 1.6

October 28, 2013

  • Completely rewritten rendering engine for much faster mirror streams
  • Enhanced iOS 7 video and audio mirroring
  • Added iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s colored frames
  • Added a register option to the main Reflector menu
  • Resolved a rotation issue with the iPhone 5s
  • Improved AirPlay video player performance
  • OS X Mavericks 10.9 compatibility
  • Miscellaneous bug fixes and performance improvements

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


Version 1.5.4

February 8, 2013

  • Corrected recording issue that caused videos to be cut short or not save
  • Corrected issue that caused save dialog to not be displayed if recording while in full-screen mode
  • Added support for recording with white iPad Mini frame
  • Miscellaneous bug fixes and performance improvements

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


Version 1.5.3

December 4, 2012

  • Reflection is now, Reflector - Same Reflection taste, new Reflector name!

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


Version 1.5.2

November 2, 2012

  • Adds iPad mini and iPad 4 support
  • Support for date-limited license keys
  • Support for bulk deployment
  • Updated frames for iPad, iPad Mini, iPhone 5 and iPod touch
  • Remembers the last selected frame for each device
  • Improved device auto-detection
  • Fixes an issue that caused Mac or PC mirrored screens to display with an iOS device frame
  • Apps such as Keynote will no longer display in a device frame when using a resolution other than device resolution in "Optimize For"
  • Misc. bug fixes and performance improvements

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


Version 1.5.1

October 9, 2012

  • Corrected an issue that could cause an incorrect AirPlay password to be accepted

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


Version 1.5

September 21, 2012

  • Added iPhone 5 support
  • Corrected an issue that prevented video and photo mirroring from working with iOS 5 and iOS 6
  • Miscellaneous bug fixes and performance improvements

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


Version 1.4.2

July 28, 2012

  • Fixes an issue with app registration expiring

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


Version 1.4.1

July 27, 2012

  • Fixes an issue that can prevent audio from being recorded

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


Version 1.4

July 24, 2012

  • Retina Support
    • Added retina icons and images
    • Added support for mirroring Retina iPhones to Retina Displays at 1-1 pixel ratio
  • Mountain Lion Support - Added support for native mirroring from Mountain Lion to Reflection and Developer ID signing
  • CMD + Tab Full Screen Support - Improved full-screen support when toggling between apps and spaces
  • iTunes Audio Support - Added support for audio-only mirror from iTunes to Reflection
  • iOS 6 Compatibility - Added initial iOS 6 compatibility
  • On Top Mode - Added an option to keep Reflection "on top" of other windows
  • Easier Registration - Added support for easier registration
  • Bug Fixes:
    • Improvements to recording with frames
    • Miscellaneous performance enhancements and bug fixes

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


Version 1.3

June 18, 2012

    • Record With Frames - Added support to include device frames when recording

    • New Device Frames - Added new, more accurate iPad and iPhone frames

    • CMD + Tab Support - Added support for using CMD + Tab to switch windows when in full screen

  • Bug Fixes:
    • Fixed LOUD static issues
    • Fixed a bug that caused the title bar to appear on 10.6
    • Added hot corners for easier frame resizing
    • Added initial iOS6 beta compatibility
    • Miscellaneous performance enhancements and bug fixes

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


Version 1.2.1

April 9, 2012

    • Customizable Backgrounds - Added support for customizing the background color or image used in "full-screen" mode

  • Bug Fixes:
    • Fixed a bug saving recordings to a path that included spaces or special characters
    • Fixed several issues that could result in "static" when mirroring audio
    • Fixed "Airplay Conflict" warnings with long computer names
    • General bug fixes and performance improvements

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


Version 1.2

March 28


    • iPad 3rd Generation Support - Reflection is now optimized for use with your new iPad.
        Note: Apple limits the mirroring of the new iPad to 720p, about half of its total screen resolution

    • Recording - Now you can record the video and audio of your iPad 2, iPad 3 or iPhone 4S right in Reflection! Requires OS X 10.7 or greater.

    • Added full screen theatre mode - Streams can now go true, full screen.

    • Photo gallery and photo streaming support

    • Videos now play in Reflection instead of opening QuickTime

    • Choose black or white iPhone and iPad frames

    • Scale your mirroring to show a scaled image that fits on your screen or the entire, full-size stream

  • Better 10.7 Mountain Lion support and other miscellaneous performance improvements

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


Version 1.1

March 2, 2012

    • Added password support - Set a password on Reflection to prevent random connections.

    • Added automatic full screen mode - When connecting for the first time, streams will be in full screen.

    • Further audio improvements for networks with less than ideal conditions.

    • Added support for YouTube and video streaming.

    • Changed iPad frame to look more like an iPad 2.

  • Fixed an issue where connected windows didn't remember their location and size during orientation changes.

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


Version 1.0.1

March 1, 2012

    • Mountain Lion Support - We've added support for Apple's latest developer preview of Mountain Lion.

    • Audio Enhancements - Audio support is improved during high-latency or packet loss conditions.

  • Bug Fixes - Many other bugs, crashes, and performance issues have been addressed.

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