AirServer is an app for iPhone and iPad that lets you mirror your iPad or iPhone’s screen to your PC or Mac. After quickly installing a program on your Windows computer or Mac, you simply need to scan a QR code with your iPhone or iPad, and then you’ll start mirroring your devices screen to your computer.
AirServer allows you to mirror your iPad or iPhone screen to a Mac or a Windows computer. This means that you can see your device screen on your computers screen.
AirServer mirrors by setting up your computer as an AirPlay device, and then showing a QR code on your computer’s screen. You scan that with your camera on your Apple Device, and then your computer will be enabled on AirPlay. You can then go into the AirPlay list on your device, and select your computer. Your computer will show up with it’s name, and you simply select that and you start streaming your devices to that computer.
There are lots of things you can do with AirServer, and one of them is recording your screen. This is great for showing app demos, or gaming. You can even set up AirServer to stream your devices screen, so you can have a live stream.
As AirServer streams over WiFi, you may have some lag if you have a slow connection. However, AirServer does offer a handy guide to sorting out your lag issues if you do find yourself experiencing them.
My experience with AirServer has been good so far. The stream is usually smooth, and I love that I can record and stream my screen live. Setting up the app is very easy, and it takes only a few seconds to scan in the QR code shown on the computer’s screen. I have encountered some small bugs, and some occasional instances of lag (which may be because of my WiFi speed), but they did not really affect the experience.
I do wish that you could use AirServer over a cable, so that WiFi would not be required, and this would enable you to record videos on the go or places where you don’t have internet connectivity. This should be possible, as apps such as Duet Display – which you can use to make your iPad a second display for your computer – can do this, but I’m not sure if you can do it the other way around via cable.
Airserver is a nice app that allows you to mirror your iPad onto your computer. It’s not for everyone, but if you need a way to mirror your device onto a bigger screen, you may find it handy.
The price of AirServer varies, with the standard licence at £11.99. The Connect app for your device is free, and you pay for the desktop app. All prices can be viewed on the AirServer website.
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