Apple's AirPlay technology enables you to mirror the screen of your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch to other AirPlay compatible devices. But if you would like to take advantage of this technology on a Windows PC, additional steps are required. This guide will teach you how to emulate AirPlay on a Windows PC.
How To Emulate AirPlay on a Windows PC
Windows doesn't provide native support for the AirPlay protocol, but you can use a software (AirPlay receiver) such as Reflector 3
to emulate AirPlay on your computer.
Enable AirPlay with Reflector 3
Open Reflector 3 and select the Try Reflector 3
option to activate your free 7-day trial.
Reflector 2 will create a shortcut in the Windows taskbar. Right-click on the shortcut and select Settings
> Show Preferences
Go to the General
tab and select a Broadcast Name
Next, head to the Connection
tab and select the desired AirPlay Resolution
Now go to the Advanced
tab and enable AirPlay
Click on Apply
to enable AirPlay
on your computer.
Enable AirPlay with LonelyScreen
LonelyScreen is a free application that will transform your computer into an AirPlay receiver - no complex configuration is required.
Launch the program, select a server name and click on Save
to enable AirPlay on your computer:
How To Mirror Your iOS device to a Computer
Once you have installed and configured the desired software on your computer, it's time to connect your computer and iOS device to the same WiFi network. Once done, enable AirPlay
on your iOS device and allow it to search for compatible devices.
Select your computer from the list of devices. Toggle the Mirroring
and wait until the connection is established.
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