AirPlay is a service that enables you to mirror Apple devices on your computer, using a wireless connection. Thus, you are able to display the contents of an iPhone or an iPad directly on your computer and expose them on larger computers, or video projectors, in the case of public presentations.
Stream media from your Apple TV
AirMyPC is a software utility that enables you to do the same with an Apple TV as well, by allowing you to stream the video and audio media from your computer, using the AirPlay technology to do so. In addition, the entire procedure can be conducted using a wireless adapter, without any other cable connections between the two devices.
Thus, a Wi-Fi adapter is required for the utility to work, while both the computer and the Apple TV need to be connected to it at the same time. After the streaming starts, the application runs in the tray bar, from where it can be accessed in case you need to stop the mirroring or reach the program settings window.
Choose the desired output resolution
Depending on the capabilities of your network bandwidth, the data transfer between the two devices can run into difficulties if the connection is not adequate. To work around this issue, the utility allows you to enable or disable the best quality mode, which is responsible for the clarity of the received images.
In addition, it is also possible to manually adjust the output screen resolution, in order to keep an even keel between the two monitors. Thus, you can increase or decrease the resolution and maintain the original aspect of the image, as well as preserve the details without damaging the original quality of the stream.
A quick link between your PC and Apple TV
In the end, AirMyPC manages to provide you with a very lightweight and useful solution when it comes to streaming content from your computer to an Apple TV. In addition, the utility stays low on system resources and out of your way while you are working, thanks to the fact that it resides in the tray bar until you need it.