One of the absolute most useful bits of technology Apple has introduced in recent years is AirPlay.
Basically, this handy built-in option shows up on iPhone and iPad and lets you stream whatever is on your iDevice screen to your television via Apple TV. AirPlay is a wonderful way to watch on the big screen whatever is on your iPhone or iPad scree. Movies, games, photos, even screen mirroring.
Now there’s a way to use AirPlay on iPhone or iPad to send the screen to your Mac.
Serving Up AirServer
Add the AirServer app to your Mac, and use AirPlay on your iPhone or iPad to stream to your Mac’s screen– movies, games, apps, photos and anything else that uses AirPlay.
The Mac has a built-in ability to record a video of anything that displays on the Mac’s screen, and there are a dozen apps which make it even easier and more convenient.
With AirServer on your Mac, and AirPlay on your iPad and iPhone, you can mirror the screen on your Mac and record it as a video.
AirServer makes it simple to view on your Mac’s screen whatever you have displayed on your iPhone or iPad screen.
Now, think of the possibilities. Use the Mac’s screen to view movies and record game videos.
Games on your iPhone can be displayed on the Mac’s screen. AirServer lets you use AirPlay to bean the iPhone or iPad screen’s contents directly to the Mac.
Setup and configuration couldn’t be much easier. Download, install, and double click to start AirServer.
The AirServer icon displays in your Mac’s Menubar, but there’s really nothing more to do. Make sure your iPhone or iPad is on the same wireless network as your Mac.
Touch the AirPlay button on the iPhone or iPad and your Mac’s name is displayed as an AirPlay device. Touch the button and the display is mirrored on your Mac’s screen.
AirServer even works on Windows PCs, and older Macs. Caveats? Not many. There’s a separate version for older Mac OS X versions, and it doesn’t work on the first generation Apple TV, but those are nits. AirServer is impressive, simple, doesn’t require fiddling or configuration, and you won’t even need to jailbreak your iPhone.