Application to mirror the screen of your Mac to any Samsung Smart TV. No wires and no additional hardware needed! You can also stream individual video files from your Mac to your TV. Also, we included the option to watch one window on your Mac, and another window on your TV!
This works on any Samsung Smart TV from the 2012 models onward. Which model year do you have? You can see that by looking at the middle letter in your model type (on the back of your Samsung TV).
E = 2012
F = 2013
H = 2014
J = 2015
K = 2016
M = 2017
N = 2018
Q = QLED (supported)
UE55_E_S8000 = 2012.
UE78_H_U8500L = 2014.
In using the app, there will be a couple of seconds of latency (usually between 1 and 3). So this mirroring is not suitable for gaming.
However, it is very suitable for watching movies, giving presentations, watching photos, and much more!
The quality of your experience will be dependent on the quality of your local network. Some tips to enhance the experience:
- Preferably, connect your TV by LAN cable to your router.
- Use a Wifi ac router. If you don't have one, then an "n" router.
- Try not to overload your wifi network by moving big files around while you are mirroring.
How the app works:
First, make sure that your Samsung TV is on the same local network and same subnet as your Mac. The TV should not be in screen mirroring mode, but just on "TV" Mode or any HDMI IN port.
After launching the app, you will see the app icon appearing in the top bar of your Mac and the app will look for your TV on the network. It will show your TV when it has found it. Now, you have two options:
Mirror your Mac Screen:
Use this option to put the screen of your Mac on TV. In source, you can select which screen (or attached monitor) you want to display on TV. If you are running multiple applications on your Mac, you can also select which application window you want to see on TV.
Enable Sound: check this to hear the sound of your Mac coming from the TV. You will need the additional (free) audio driver, which you can download here: http://bit.ly/MirrorAudio
Play Video File:
Use this option if you have a video file on your Mac and you want to play just the file on TV. Drop it in the box and it will play on TV.
Settings (the icon in the bottom right of the app): click here to request support from our 24/7 support staff. They usually respond within 2 hours on any query that you might have. If your question is technical, please also include the diagnostics information.
Limitations: Apple has HDCP DRM protection for playing iTunes movies. This means that screen mirroring is not possible when watching movies from iTunes.
When you like the app, please don't forget to give it a positive rating! Thanks in advance from the AirBeamTV development team!
Please give us feedback by mailing to email@example.com
- Screen mirroring is now possible with the 4K Ultra HD resolution. When displaying high-quality content, this achieves the highest image quality on the TV screen. 4K Ultra HD mirroring requires a Mac with Retina display and a 4K-capable TV.
- We now use hardware acceleration on 2011 and later Mac models. This achieves better performance and leaves your CPU available for other tasks.
- Bugfixes and stability improvements.
Ratings and Reviews
ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT! DO NOT HESITATE - BEST APP FOR MIRRORING!
I had searched for an app to mirror my laptop to my TV for years and had just about pulled all my hair out in the process. All of the available apps had complicated instructions and guidelines to follow, to get set up, and I never managed to complete any of the instructions given as they were just too frustrating and long-winded. I would occasionally cruise the Apple app store, here and there, hoping and praying that some scientific computer boffin had invented an alternative but was continually disappointed to find the same old rubbish apps.
Then, glorius TVairbeams flashed up on my radar - KACHING!
No more hard to follow instructions, grumbles, screams or tantrums. I literally just pressed the download button, switched my TV on, pressed another button and Ka-POW!!…. perfect streaming from my laptop to my TV. I am SO HAPPY!
Given that my hair is growing back now and I can do all sorts of things that I couldn’t do before, because of this amazing app, I am one happy lady. Thank you to all at the AirbeamTV team :D
Excellent app apart from the time lag
Ive been after an app like this for ages and after researching this looked to be the best one. I am very pleased with this app, its easy to install and use, the only issue i seem to have is the time lag between my Laptop and the information to the tv. There is quite a delay between them. it would be great to see an improvement with this as it can get quite annoying when the speah doesn’t match the picture, it gets very confusing. Glad I purchased it though as it pretty much does what it says it will do. Some slight tweaks would make this a much more reliable app
Keep up the good work though you’ve got a great app growing here
Hi Wuzzel1, thanks for your positive review! We are working on reducing the latency, a major update will be available end of Q2 which will do just that. For the audio: when you download and install the free audio driver (http://bit.ly/MirrorAudio), both the video and the audio will come from the TV and will be in sync.
Simply not good enough
I only wanted to use it to share to a tv for discussion of project work with a small group but the lag is so poor and degrades over time it is unusable.
WARNING: I tried before I bought as the app details suggest but the demo last all of about 5 to 10 minutes. The lag was bad but manageable in during this time so I bought. Unfortunately it was a bit of a waste of money as after about 30 minutes the lag had become about 40 seconds! Its just unusable.
And, I repeat, I’m not wanting to view video or anything intensive, simply share my screen..
As software developers we use teh Mac’s screen sharing a lot. Which works well over a WAN; this can’t even share a screen to a TV on the LAN without getting into major sync issues and frequent buffering.
Avoid! And be warned: the trial will work OK-ish but when you buy it will degrade quickly after prolonged use (30 mins plus).
Hi Drammy, with regards to the latency, normally, on a Samsung TV, you should experience between 1 and 3 seconds latency. If you are seeing more latency than that, please send us your diagnostics information (you can do this from within the app, please refer to this review in the comment field). When we receive this information, we can check if there is something amiss in the communication between your Samsung TV and your Mac in your local network.
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.