We recently had a reader ask us. “Can my Mac use Airplay?” and thought that many of you may be wondering the same thing.
One of the coolest features of Mountain Lion is the fact that certain Macs can now utilize AirPlay to wirelessly “project” what’s on your display to your Apple TV. This is actually pretty nice because it reduces the headache of having to find a MiniDP to HDMI adapter to connect your Mac to a TV.
Unfortunately, not all Macs running Mountain Lion will be able to use this cool new function.
We decided to do a little digging and found this from Apple’s website.
AirPlay Mirroring requires a second-generation Apple TV or later, and is supported on the following Mac models: iMac (Mid 2011 or newer), Mac mini (Mid 2011 or newer), MacBook Air (Mid 2011 or newer), and MacBook Pro (Early 2011 or newer).
So there we have it! Models released in 2011 (or beyond) can use Airplay. Can your Mac use Airplay?