Mirror Your Windows PC to an Apple TV with AirParrot
Also Available: Mirror Your Mac to an Apple TV with AirPlay
Also Available: Mirror Your iPad or iPhone to an Apple TV with AirPlay
AirParrot is an application that allows you to wirelessly mirror your computer's screen to Fairfield's classroom Apple TVs via AirPlay. It is especially useful for Windows PCs, as AirPlay support is not built into non-Apple computers.
If you own a Mac, do not use AirParrot. Instead, please refer to Mirror Your Mac to an Apple TV with AirPlay.
Note: Copies of AirParrot have been purchased by Fairfield University. To obtain a free copy please contact the ITS4U Help Desk (x4069 or itshelpdesk.fairfield.edu) to obtain a coupon code that covers the cost of the application.
Note: While AirParrot facilitates both your computer's visuals and sound, you should not use it to show lengthy videos. Connecting your computer to an HDMI cable is the most reliable way to display videos. Please contact the ITS4U Help Desk at x4069 or itshelpdesk.fairfield.edu if you need an adapter for connecting your computer to classroom cables.
1) Download and Install AirParrot 2
Once you have obtained your coupon code from the Help Desk, visit airsquirrels.com/airparrot/download
Choose to Buy the Windows version. package and follow the on-screen prompts to complete the installation.
On the next page, choose the quantity of “1” and click the “Add to Cart” button.
Next hover over the shopping cart icon in the upper right of the page and click the ‘Cart Details’ button.
On the Cart Details page, enter the coupon/promo code given to you by the ITS4U Help Desk. Then click the ‘Apply’ button. The cost should now be reduced to 0.
After clicking the ‘Proceed to Checkout’ button, you may be asked for some information, but you will not be charged for anything.
Once completed you will be able to download the application and will be provided a license key (via email) that you will need to enter during the installation process.
2) Enter your License Key to Activate
After installation, launch AirParrot 2 from your desktop (or wherever you installed it).
In the window that appears, choose I have a license key.
Enter the license key you received from during the purchase process and choose Activate AirParrot 2.
3) Use AirParrot to Connect to the Apple TV
Note: In order to connect to AirPlay, your iOS device must be registered for campus Wi-Fi use. For assistance with Wi-Fi registration, please go to Fairfield.edu/wireless. If you still need assistance please contact the ITS4U Help Desk at x4069 or submit a ticket by going to itshelpdesk.fairfield.edu.
After activation, you’ll be able to pull up the AirParrot console from your System Tray (bottom-right of desktop) or Start Menu.
Turn on your classroom’s TV or projector and confirm it is set to the Apple TV’s input. Look for the Apple TV's name under Choose This Apple TV.
Type the Apple TV’s name in AirParrot’s To field exactly how it is shown on the television. Choose Connect.
Enter the 4-digit code that appears on the television into the Password box, do not save it. Choose OK to begin mirroring.
4) Remember to Manually Disconnect
When you are finished using the Apple TV, it is important to manually disconnect your computer. To do so, pull up the console by clicking the AirParrot icon on your System Tray. Then, press the Power Button.
Note: Properly disconnecting avoids issues for both your computer and other users the next time the Apple TV is used.