What's New

Version 7.0 - July 28, 2016

Say Hello to AirPlay + Google Cast

We are proud to offer this major update with full Google Cast receiving support, free of charge to all our customers. With the new update, you can now receive screen casts navitely from Chromebooks and Android devices. Other platforms such as Windows 7 and Linux are also supported using the screen casting sender built into the Google Chrome browser.

Version 6.0.7 - May 19, 2016

  • Fixed occasional disconnects when mirroring using AirServer Connect running on Android.
  • Fixed various minor issues.

Version 6.0.6 - March 25, 2016

  • Improved compatibility with iOS 9.3
  • Added uninstall option in Preferences
  • Fixed on-screen code related connectivity issues in some environments
  • Various minor user interface refinements

Version 6.0.5 - Feb 19, 2016

  • Improved video decoding and rendering performance
  • Imporved live streaming performance
  • Fixed sleep-related issues
  • Fixed deactivation related issues
  • Various minor user interface refinements

Version 6.0.3 - Dec 16, 2015

  • Fixed launch on system startup
  • Fixed incorrect inconsistent state error experienced by some users
  • Fixed an issue with moving AirServer windows between retina and non-retina displays
  • Improved performance during live streaming on Mac OS X 10.11
  • Various minor bug fixes and user interface enhancements

Version 6.0.2 - Oct 8, 2015

  • Fixed onscreen code authentication issues
  • Fixed missing microphone audio track during first recording
  • Re-added 1:1 pixel support
  • iOS 9 related stability fixes
  • Various usability improvements

Version 6.0.1 - Sep 21, 2015

  • Fixed audio crackling issues
  • Fixed video playback on OS X Mavericks (10.9)
  • Fixed onscreen passcode issues in fullscreen mode
  • Brought back Syphon support due to popular demand

Version 6.0 - Sep 16, 2015

  • Full iOS 9 and El Capitan compatibility
  • Encrypted AirPlay
  • Live streaming to YouTube Live
  • AirPlay video streaming from YouTube iOS app
  • Retina quality mirroring and recording
  • Full support for OS X El Capitan's AirPlay features

Version 5.3.2 - May 7, 2015

  • Added discovery across subnets/vlans using AirServerConnect - our new iOS discovery app.
  • Significantly improved audio streaming performance in noisy networks.
  • Improved picture quality on Yosemite.
  • Added support for 60 FPS recording on Yosemite.

Version 5.2 - February 9, 2015

  • Optimized graphics for Yosemite.
  • Fixed a bug which sometimes caused export to fail after recording.
  • Fixed scaling issues with 10.10.2 and retina displays.

Version 5.1.1 - November 13, 2014

  • Fixed random disconnects when initiating AirPlay Mirroring from iOS 8.1 devices.
  • Fixed a bug which caused image corruption when rotating iOS device while mirroring and in windowed mode.
  • Fixed permission issues which prevented AirServer from starting up from other user accounts.

Version 5.1.0 - November 10, 2014

  • Added support for Yosemite and iOS 8.1.
  • Added an option to turn off "Save with Post Processing" during recording export.

Version 5.0.7 - September 18, 2014

  • Fixed audio playback issues over AirPlay mirroring from devices running iOS 8.0

Version 5.0.6 - May 1, 2014

  • Fixed mirroring issues from iPad 3 running iOS 7.1.1.
  • Fixed a critical bug that left a white window which covered the desktop.
  • Fixed a memory leak.

Version 5.0.5 - April 23, 2014

  • Enabled Quad HD Desktop Mirroring.
  • Re-added 1:1 pixel support.
  • Fixed Heartbleed related security issues.
  • Fixed iOS 7 + YouTube playback issues.

Version 5.0.4 - February 6, 2014

  • Added support for Whaale app.
  • Added support for Android AirStream.
  • Removed splash screen from recorded videos.
  • Fixed recording issues from microphone on some computers.
  • Fixed the random full-screen retention bug.
  • Fixed image aspect ratio bug on 10.7.
  • Fixed other minor bugs.

Version 5.0.3 - January 10, 2014

  • Added ability to record from Line-In/Microphone as a secondary audio track.
  • Improved recording picture quality.
  • Fixed ProRes export bug found on some computers.
  • Fixed fullscreen issues on secondary screens with 1080p resolution.
  • Fixed multimedia key handling.
  • Fixed other minor bugs.

Version 5.0.2 - December 19, 2013

  • Added playback control using multimedia keys on the keyboard.
  • Fixed Launch On Startup and Show In Dock Preferences.
  • Fixed localizations.
  • Fixed recording in Lion.

Version 5.0 - December 17, 2013

  • All new Recording feature with Post Processing.
  • Added sharing/saving feature when streaming videos and photos to AirServer, requires ML+.
  • Enhanced support for iTunes multi-room audio synchronization.
  • AirServer preferences now located within the app.
  • Added activation management.
  • Added various iOS 7 specific tweaks.
  • Fixed Mirroring compatibility with Virtual Machines.
  • Fixed various OS specific bugs all the way back to Snow Leopard.

Version 4.8.1 - October 24, 2013

  • All new Recording feature with Post Processing.
  • Added sharing/saving feature when streaming videos and photos to AirServer, requires ML+.
  • Enhanced support for iTunes multi-room audio synchronization.
  • AirServer preferences now located within the app.
  • Added activation management.
  • Added various iOS 7 specific tweaks.
  • Fixed Mirroring compatibility with Virtual Machines.
  • Fixed various OS specific bugs all the way back to Snow Leopard.

Version 4.7.1 - September 19, 2013

  • Fixed onscreen passcode for iOS 7.
  • Fixed DRM video playback support.
  • Fixed PrefPane issues on older 32-bit Macs.
  • Fixed compatibility with AirParrot.

Version 4.7 - September 16, 2013

  • Added Mavericks support.
  • Added iOS 7 compatibility.
  • Added iPhone 5s 64-bit support.
  • Enabled automatic graphics switching.

Version 4.6.5 - February 24, 2013

  • Fixed a bug which caused mirroring window to not enter fullscreen mode automatically when using a 1080p screen.
  • Fixed Unknown errors which sometimes appeared when streaming videos.
  • Fixed random freezes when mirroring on some older Macs.
  • Fixed rendering on rotated displays.
  • Fixed Syphon related issues.
  • Fixed PrefPane related issues on Snow Leopard.
  • Optimized mirroring connects/disconnects.

Version 4.6.4 - January 28, 2013

  • Re-engineered for iOS 6.1 final.
  • Fixed compatibility with some 3rd party sound interfaces like RME, Motu…

Version 4.6.3 - November 16, 2012

  • Added iOS 6.1 beta compatibility.
  • Added "Ask me" password option.
  • Includes various networking related optimizations.
  • Fixed other minor bugs.

Version 4.6.1 - November 5, 2012

  • Added dynamic audio buffer setting which may further improve jitters on some networks.
  • Fixed a bug which caused slower mirroring performance on some machines.
  • Fixed a bug which sometime caused videos to open in windowed mode.
  • Fixed a bug which caused AirServer prefPane to open in 32-bit mode on Lion.
  • Fixed Plex compatibility issues with the new audio player.

Version 4.6 - November 2, 2012

Features support for projectors and iPad mini

  • Added all new audio player with remote playback controls.
  • Added audio only receiver in lossless quality.
  • Added Onscreen passcode/password.
  • Added projector optimizations.
  • Added support for Remote Speaker output Winamp plugin by Eric Milles.
  • Added side by side connections for photos, videos and slideshows as well.
  • Added Mountain Lion mirroring support on older 32-bit Snow Leopard Macs.
  • Added always on top window option.
  • Added option to turn off automatic check for updates.
  • Improved video playlist support.
  • Fixed random disconnects while mirroring.
  • Fixed audio crackling issues
  • Removed alert sound when starting audio playback.
  • Fixed red icon.
  • Fixed Syphon recorder bug on Macbook Pro Retina.
  • Fixed IPv6 related issues.
  • Fixed various other bugs.

Version 4.5.2 - September 21, 2012

  • Revert to 720p mirroring resolution on displays with less than 1080 lines for better picture quality.
  • Added support for Syphon to pipe AirPlay mirroring into 3rd party VJ apps like VDMX, Modul8, CoGe...
  • Fixed a critical bug which caused connection issues on some machines if password was enabled.
  • Further optimizations for retina displays.
  • AirServer can now be run with sudo to activate for all users on a machine.
  • AirServer can now be activated via command line using:

    sudo /Applications/AirServer.app/Contents/MacOS/AirServer --activate "ActivationCode"

  • AirServer can now be deactivated and its license unregistered from our server using:

    sudo /Applications/AirServer.app/Contents/MacOS/AirServer --deactivate

Version 4.5 - September 18, 2012

  • Re-engineered to support iOS 6 and iPhone 5.
  • AirServer now supports 1080p HD mirroring and content from iOS 6.
  • Added extended support for video-on-demand apps like Netflix in iOS 6.
  • Added optimizations for new iPhone 5 screen resolution.
  • Audio buffer controls fixed.
  • Includes various bug-fixes.

Version 4.4 - July 26, 2012

  • Added support for Mountain Lions Desktop Mirroring.
  • Added support for high resolution mirroring from iOS 6 and Mountain Lion.
  • Added support for fast user switching.
  • Added more optimizations for MacBook Pro Retina.
  • Fixed dual password prompts when password was set.
  • Fixed other minor bugs.

Version 4.3.1 - May 5, 2012

  • Greatly improved mirroring performance.
  • AirServer now allows multiple devices to mirror at the same time.
  • Added iSight camera preview ability while mirroring.
  • Added full support for Mountain Lion.
  • Added ability to change aspect ratio while mirroring.
  • Added mirroring optimization preferences which enables 1:1 pixel mapping.
  • Fixed audio jitters and sync issues.
  • Fixed rendering on Macs with HiDPI setting enabled.
  • Fixed rendering on virtual machines like VMWare fusion.
  • Fixed shimmering borders appearing on some displays with certain games.
  • Fixed activation related issues.
  • Released AirServer for PC. Visit our website for more details.

Version 4.2.1 - March 21, 2012

  • Optimized for the New iPad.
  • Apple TV 3 Full-HD support added.
  • Added Mirroring post-processing settings.
  • Improved gaming performance (FPS) over Mirroring.
  • Fixed random disconnects during Mirroring.
  • Fixed Growl notifications.
  • Fixed audio related issues.
  • Reduced memory usage.
  • Fixed operation could not be completed error when streaming videos.

Version 4.1 - March 10, 2012

  • Improved Mirroring performance significantly.
  • Added remote control over Mirroring.
  • Fixed Mirroring disconnects/dropouts.
  • Fixed screen flicker when recording screen using QuickTime.
  • Fixed upgrade activation issues.
  • Added lots of optimizations.
  • Fixed memory leaks.

Version 4.0 - March 2, 2012

  • AirPlay Mirroring now avaible as an optional upgrade.
  • Audio streaming related fixes.

Version 3.2.1 - December 13, 2011

  • Fixed audio streaming drop-outs/hiccups.
  • Fixed frozen photo window on Snow Leopard.
  • Added Playlist support from NPR app.
  • Added support for ClickToPlugin Safari AirPlay extension.
  • Added Spanish localization.

Version 3.2.0 - November 19, 2011

  • Complete AirPlay password protection added!
  • Audio sync with other AirPlay/AirTunes devices implemented.
  • All new audio streaming with meta-data info from iTunes (Mac/PC).
  • Audio playback now uses hardware based decoding.
  • Automatically switches over to sofware volume control if sound device does not support volume controls.
  • Volume control made linear.
  • Now supports hot-plugging preferred audio device.
  • HD video playback improved from Photos app.
  • Added support for AirPlay audio streaming from MOG.
  • Fixed black-frozen windows on Lion.
  • Fixed repeated activation bug.

Version 3.1.2 - October 25, 2011

  • AirServer now uses Lion fullscreen mode for primary display.
  • Added support for Camera for Apple TV iOS application.
  • Fixed cursor issues in fullscreen mode.
  • Improved slideshow speed.

Version 3.1.1 - October 20, 2011

  • Supports doubleTwist +AirTwist add-on; AirPlay from Android devices.
  • Plays DRM protected videos using QuickTime on authorized machines.
  • Optimizations for iPhone 4S added.
  • French localization added.
  • Fallback to QuickTime on Lion when playing mkv or other unsupported files.
  • Skipping songs no longer wakes up the display or interferes with screensaver.
  • Video playback now prevents display from dimming.
  • Streaming photos keeps the display on.
  • Optimized QuickTime interoperability.
  • Fixed incorrect version number on Tiger and Leopard.
  • Fixed preferences icon on Tiger and Leopard.
  • AirServer now uses dynamic ports if standard ports are in use.

Version 3.0.1-3 - October 11, 2011

  • Fixed crypto lib crashes on Intel Macs running Leopard.
  • Fixed iTunes compatibility issues found on some machines.
  • Fixed first photo slide not showing.
  • Fixed activation issues.
  • Optimized cursor hiding.

Version 3.0 - October 10, 2011

  • Enhanced support for iOS 5.
  • Added new iOS 5 playlist support.
  • Built new video player - QuickTime no longer used on Lion.
  • Built new photo and slideshow player with visual effects and music.
  • New video player on Lion supports multiple displays, mouse gestures and keyboard shortcuts.
  • Added support for both fullscreen and windowed mode.
  • New fullscreen mode works with Plex and XBMC in the background.
  • Added audio password.
  • Added automatic rebroadcast on overloaded networks.
  • Added automatic relaunching after crashes.
  • Wake on demand (with display) now supported on Lion.
  • Fixed iPhone 3GS photo orientation bug.
  • Fixed audio streaming related crashes.
  • Prevent Mac from going to sleep when streaming videos, music or photos.
  • Prevent Screensaver from going off when slideshows or video streaming is in progress.
  • Fixed focus and cursor issues after playback finishes.
  • Fixed Dual-mode AirPlay for iOS 5.

Version 2.2.1 - June 9, 2011

  • Fixes static noise on PPC machines. This update is not required for Intel machines.

Version 2.2.0 - June 8, 2011

  • Support for iOS 5 added.
  • (Mirroring over AirPlay is NOT included in this update)
  • 24-bit audio support implemented.
  • Fixed a bug which caused playback buttons to wake up the display.

Version 2.1.9 - June 3, 2011

  • Supports full Wake on Demand!
  • Dual mode AirPlay implemented for video apps - stream audio or video from video apps.
  • Enabled volume slider in video apps.
  • Fixed play button states.
  • Internal audio buffer size increased.
  • Other memory optimizations and crash fixes...

Version 2.1.6 - May 20, 2011

  • Fixed video issues introduced in 2.1.4.
  • Added compatibility with OS X Server firewall.
  • More audio streaming optimizations for PPC machines.

Version 2.1.4 - May 20, 2011

  • Support for multiple displays improved.
  • Support for simultaneous audio streaming added.
  • Volume levels now revert back to their original settings after audio streaming ends.
  • Support for Boxee, XBMC, Plex, FrontRow added.
  • Support for secondary audio devices while streaming video added.
  • QuickTime application now quits after streaming ends.
  • Compatibility with iTunes improved.
  • Cursor is hidden when photos are streamed.
  • German translation corrections.
  • Polish translation added.
  • Crash fixes; improvements for PPC machines.

Version 2.1.2 - May 15, 2011 - Major Update

  • AirServer Preferences added to System Preferences.
  • Added support for multiple displays.
  • Added ability to override computer name.
  • Added ability to choose preferred audio device.
  • Added ability to change audio buffer size.
  • Added ability to control audio device volume.
  • Audio streaming performance improved.
  • Memory usage optimizations.

Version 2.0.7 - May 12, 2011

  • Videos now play using QuickTime 7 on Snow Leopard.
  • Videos now play using QuickTime 7 on Tiger.
  • Videos now go to fullscreen before seeking.
  • Videos consistently start from desired position.
  • Videos autoplay bug fixed.
  • YouTube high quality video playback fixed.
  • Photos now render on top of FrontRow/XBMC/Plex.
  • Audio support for Lion added; no more kernel panics.
  • Crash when streaming audio from iTunes fixed.
  • Audio playback automatically pauses iTunes if it is playing.

Version 2.0.6 - May 9, 2011

  • CPU and Memory usage optimizations.
  • Support for Tiger added.
  • Fixes permission issues on the Applications folder.
  • Audio now in sync with AirPort Express/AppleTV's.
  • Deutsch Lokalisierungen.

Version 2.0.4 - May 9, 2011

  • Audio over AirPlay now also works on PPC machines!
  • Fixed audio shutterning issues.
  • Optimized discovery.

Version 2.0.2 - May 6, 2011

  • Screensaver removed on video and photo activity.
  • Rebroadcast services menu item added.
  • Remove from Menu Bar confirmation added.
  • Re-enabled support for fast user switching.
  • Menu bar crash fixed.
  • Crash Reporter added.

Version 2.0.1 - May 5, 2011

Changed AirServer into an application. Fixed discovery issues and improved audio performance. Added troubleshooting menu item.

Version 1.8 - May 4, 2011

Now supports fast user switching + bugfixes.

Version 1.6 - May 3, 2011

Added menu bar status icons.

Version 1.5 - April 22, 2011

First public release. Includes audio streaming (AirTunes), photo slideshow support, video streaming and streaming from 3rd party apps.

AirServer (com.pratikkumar.airserver-mac) is a Mac software application that has been discovered and submitted by users of Software.com. The latest version that our users have reported running on their systems is AirServer 7.0.1. The most popular version of this application used by our users is AirServer 4.7.1.

Operating System: Mac

Minimum OS version: 10.8

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