Use an Apple TV

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Summary.png Apple TVs are deployed in some classrooms on both campuses. They allow for wireless projection from your Mac Laptop, iPad, and iPhone.
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Using Apple TV through AirPlay in the Classroom

  1. Enable AirPlay to Display in the Menu Bar. To do this go to System Preferences > Display and click the checkbox at the bottom.
  2. Once enabled you will see a new icon on the menu bar AirplaySymbol.png. This is AirPlay.
  3. Clicking on the icon displays any available Apple TVs.
  4. Select the Apple TV Name for the location you are in. Once selected, you will be prompted on your laptop to enter the AirPlay Code displayed by this Apple TV:
  5. To use your Promethean Board Pen along with the Apple TV, you must connect the USB Cable to your laptop as previously done to use Interactive Boards.
    1. Using an AppleTV for interactivity with Epson BrightLink projectors as they will need to be re-calibrated every time for optimal pen tracking.

Playing DVD with ATV

To play a DVD though the Apple TV you will need to use VLC Player. A DVD will NOT work with Apple's DVD Player app.

Streaming Video

Viewing streaming video media (like YouTube) is not recommended through an Apple TV as there will be lag, dropouts and audio glitches. Please use the hard-wired connection through the cable bundle for best results.

Important Notes

  • On rare occasions, you will be unable to pair the Apple TV to AirPlay on your Mac even though you may see the Apple TV connection screen displayed. Try disconnecting and then reconnecting Wi-Fi, which shouldl re-populate the list of available Apple TVs. Please put in a Tech Support Ticket if you are unable to connect to an Apple TV through AirPlay.
  • If your computer goes to sleep you will need to reconnect to the Apple TV. Caffeine can be used to prevent your Laptop from Sleeping (it works on people too!).
  • On OSX 10.9+, you'll find a menu item "Use Airplay Display To" with two choices: "Mirror Built-in Display" and "Extend Desktop". This feature is NOT available for Mountain Lion (OSX 10.8) or earlier.