AirServer: AirPlay receiver for Mac, PC and other devices

Apple AirPlay is useful if you want to transfer your screen content wirelessly from one device to another. For example, you can use the Apple TV to duplicate the display of your iPhone or iPad on the television. In this way, streams, videos, photos or instructions for using the operating system can be shown better. So that this is also possible without additional hardware on the Mac with macOS, on the PC with Windows, in Embedded Linux, on the Xbox and other systems, there is the AirServer App. You can test it for 31 days free of charge and use it beyond that at various prices.

With the AirServer app, the transmission of several devices can be received via AirPlay, Chrome Cast and Miracast. AirServer is available for Mac, Windows PC, Xbox, Smart TV and other systems. Streams are possible from iOS, iPadOS, Android and other sources.

With the AirServer app, the transmission of several devices can be received via AirPlay, Chrome Cast and Miracast. AirServer is available for Mac, Windows PC, Xbox, Smart TV and other systems. Streams are possible from iOS, iPadOS, Android and other sources.

AirServer for AirPlay functions on different target devices

If you want to transfer film and series streams from the iPhone or iPad to the television or computer, AirServer gives you the opportunity to do so. But the app does not only work with Apple devices as a source. In addition to Apple AirPlay, the AirServer app also supports Google Cast and Miracast. So you can z. B. Transfer screen content from an Android mobile phone, Chromebook or Google Chrome web browser. Details on the individual requirements as well as the download of the respective AirServer version can be found on the official website. The fully usable demo version for macOS can be used free of charge for 31 days.

The AirServer app for macOS is quickly installed: after downloading, simply drag the app icon into the application folder.

The AirServer app for macOS is quickly installed: after downloading, simply drag the app icon into the application folder.

You can use the demo version of AirServer on your Mac for a whole month free of charge and with all functions without restrictions.

You can use the demo version of AirServer on your Mac for a whole month free of charge and with all functions without restrictions.

Mini-test of the AirServer app - download, install, get started

For this post I did not carry out a comprehensive test, just quickly checked whether the whole thing works as easily as it is promised on the website. So I downloaded the AirServer demo, installed it on the MacBook Pro, and then started the screen transfer from the iPhone. For this I have named the receiving device "AirServer Test", which is made possible in the app settings. Then I selected it via the control center on the iPhone. The display content was transferred directly and all entries were displayed. 

You can set an individual name for the app as a stream target on the Mac (or other target device). Then this z. B. Select on the iPhone for AirPlay use.

You can set an individual name for the app as a stream target on the Mac (or other target device). Then this z. B. Select on the iPhone for AirPlay use.

Here you can see the transfer of the iPhone display to the MacBook Pro. The AirServer app is displayed as an Apple TV in the destination selection and in the volume control.

Here you can see the transfer of the iPhone display to the MacBook Pro. The AirServer app is displayed as an Apple TV in the destination selection and in the volume control.

View multiple screens simultaneously on the receiving device

Do you want z. If you present a website or app, for example, and show it on different displays (smartphone, tablet, desktop computer), this can also be done using the AirServer app. Because this can be accessed by several devices at the same time. The screens of the iPad and iPhone or the iOS and Android device can be displayed side by side at the same time. In the private sector, double use with a YouTube stream from the smartphone on the one hand and the tablet screen on the other is conceivable, for example to view both side by side on the television and larger than on the source devices.

AirServer price - single use, educational license, business license

You will find the “Try or Buy” button on the individual download pages of the website linked above. This will take you to the AirServer price overview. The trial version is advertised with a usage period of 30 days, but after the download the app shows a trial period of 31 days (see picture above). In addition to the free version, you will find three purchase options:

  • Educational License for educational institutions, teachers and students: € 6,99 to € 10,99
  • Consumer License for single use in private areas: € 16,99
  • Business License for internal use in the company: € 32,99

In addition, companies also have the option of purchasing an AirServer license for external use. However, no flat-rate price is displayed for this. The necessary for it Enterprise License is issued on request at an individual price. To do this, you have to contact App Dynamic, the makers behind the AirServer App.

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