AirPlay is really a very cool technology. Wirelessly stream video to your TV. Doesn’t get better than that. 🙂
To use AirPlay, you would need an Apple TV. It is currently priced at only $99, and given all that it can do, it is a pretty good buy.
Apple being Apple, all of their stuff tends to work together pretty well. So, if you want to Airplay an iPad or an iPhone, it is as simple as a click of a button. And, if you’re on a Mac running OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion), then you can AirPlay your entire screen. This makes your HDTV into one BIG monitor without the need to mess with any wires.
But, what if you’re on a Mac running less than 10.8? And, even more pertinent, what if you’re on a PC running Windows? Are you SOL?
Nope. Check out AirParrot.
AirParrot works on both Mac and Windows, although it is a bit more capable if you’re running a Mac. On Windows, you can watch videos from your computer in full 1080P on your Apple TV as well as mirror your desktop. If you’re on a Mac, you can do the same, but you also get the ability to extend your desktop to the TV, essentially using your TV as a second monitor.
You can give AirParrot a try for free, after which it is only $9.99.