Can you use your TV as a mirrored monitor for a computer running a Microsoft OS by using Apple TV?

I was wondering if we could view our computer's screen on the TV using Apple TV or if that was going to be a problem. I own an iMac and was pretty sure with some sort of app I could get mirroring going on the TV, but I wasn't sure if that would be possible if my brother wanted to use his computer which is running Windows 7. We are specifically interested in being able to use the TV monitor for presentation purposes. The ability to use the Apple TV to present whatever was on the computer screen would be a major selling feature for me.

3 Answers from the Community

  • Best Answer:

    If you are running a suitable version of OS X and a compatible Mac then you can mirror your screen to the Apple TV by clicking the Airplay icon in the menu bar. More information is available by visiting the Apple web site and typing the following into the search bar: HT5404

    If you are running Windows via Boot Camp and wish to mirror the screen to an Apple TV then this is not officially supported. You can however mirror your Windows session to an Apple TV if you are running Windows via VMWare Fusion or Parallels.

    • Answered by Chris L
    • 20-Oct-2012
  • Yes, you can, but you have to use third-party software to do it. Airparrot, Airserver, and Reflector are some that I have used successfully. These work with both older Intel Macs/OX X versions and PCs/WinXP,7

    • Answered by David C from Blackfoot
    • 19-Apr-2013
  • I had some mirroring issues and used AirParrot to solve them. Although I'm using an OS version, I'm pretty sure they had a Windows one. Check it out, maybe it solves your problem.

    • Answered by Francisco A M from Barranquilla
    • 19-Oct-2012