AirServer compared to an Apple TV

AirServer DOWNLOAD Apple TV
Price $14.99 $69.00
Processor Unlimited Apple single-core A5 chip
System requirements
  • Mac running Mac OS X 10.8 or newer
  • PC running Windows 7 or newer
  • Television
Supported connections
  • HDMI
  • DVI
  • VGA
  • DisplayPort
  • Thunderbolt
  • HDMI only
Supported devices
  • iPad 2 or newer
  • iPad mini
  • iPhone 4S or newer
  • iPod Touch 5+
  • iPad 2 or newer
  • iPad mini
  • iPhone 4S or newer
  • iPod Touch 5+
  • LAN 10/100/1000
  • Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n/ac)
  • Bluetooth networking (Mac only)
  • Supports direct computer to iPad (ad-hoc) networking - works in restricted networks such as universities and businesses
  • Lan 10/100
  • Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n)
  • Bluetooth networking
  • Quad HD (2560x1440) desktop mirroring
  • 1080p Full-HD mirroring (all devices)
  • Projector resolution optimizations
  • Real-time hardware accelerated picture enhancement for easy text reading on bigger screens

  • Up to 1080p desktop mirroring
  • 720p mirroring from iOS devices
  • Side-by-side mirroring from multiple devices
  • One mirroring connection only
Ease of Use
  • Seamless switching between AirPlay and computer
  • Requires switching sources using a remote control
IT Administration
  • Allows full control including network deployment, security options, firewall rules...
  • Not possible since the devices and their operating systems are completely locked down
  • Record your mirroring session to create tutorials, reviews, gameplay, walkthroughs, or educational videos on a Mac
  • No recording
  • Multiple display support
  • Display orientation support
  • Option to send only audio to AirServer
  • Remote volume control
  • Multiroom audio sync support
  • External sound card support
  • Stream audio from multiple devices simultaneously
  • Regulate audio delay/sync
  • Remote volume control
  • Multiroom audio sync support
Other features
  • Auto-hide other fullscreen applications
  • No jailbreaking required
  • Wake on Demand (using Apple's sleep proxy)
  • Streamed content renders on top of FrontRow/XBMC/Plex