This semester, ITG, in collaboration with Faculty Support ITS and Classroom Technology & Event Services, are piloting Apple’s AirPlay for a few faculty members in several classrooms around campus, including the Jonathan Edwards seminar room and OML. For those of you not familiar with AirPlay it’s a way to, ” wirelessly stream what’s on your iPad (or iPhone or iPod touch) to your HDTV and speakers via Apple TV. Or mirror your iPad, iPhone 4S, or Mac screen,” according to Apple. Note that AirPlay works on iPads, iPhone 4S and newer Macintosh computers running Mountain Lion; more details here: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4437. Android users can, however, download the Apple TV AirPlay Media Player app by ZappoTV to connect.
In order for AirPlay to work at Yale, the Apple TV and Apple device need to be on their own intranet network as it will not work on an enterprise network (yet). While Yale Data Network Operations is looking into alternative solutions (see left sidebar for additional AirPlay links), our workaround has been to use an Apple AirPort Express to pair the devices together, but keeping the private network hidden, i.e., not broadcasting the SSID.
Thanks to Karl Peterson for writing out the following instructions to connect to our setups:
- For security reasons, the wireless network will be hidden, thus requiring you to manually join your Apple device to the same local wireless network that the Apple TV is connected.* The local network name and password will be provided to you by ITS support.
► Instructions for joining an iPad to a hidden network can be found here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials…
► Instructions for joining an Mac laptop to a hidden network can be found here: http://www.macinstruct.com/node/418
- Enable AirPlay mirroring on your Apple device by selecting the name of the Apple TV.
► iPad and iPhone 4S Airplay directions: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5209
► Mac laptop directions: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5404
- Turn on the display using the remote control, press source button, and select HDMI 2 for AppleTV.
* A device only needs to join the private network once; the device will remember the network thereafter.