Even though you can stream any content from your Mac to the Apple TV with a native OS X (Mountain Lion or later) AirPlay Mirroring feature or by using third-party software like AirParrot, Beamer was able to grab much attention with their particular focus on just one thing – broadcasting movies from Mac to an Apple TV, in the best audio and video quality possible. With 5.1 surround sound and support for almost all common formats and codecs, Beamer is a fast and simple solution for streaming movies from your Mac directly to Apple TV. You can read our full review of Beamer here.
The developers behind Beamer have recently rolled out their biggest update yet – Beamer 2.0. The completely revamped interface is the major highlight. Besides, they’ve also worked on a few of their most demanded features, including video playlists for continuous playback. Here is the complete changelog:
What’s new in version 2.0
- Completely redesigned user interface.
- Use playlists to AirPlay many movie files in a row.
- Start where you left off, because Beamer remembered playback position.
- It works with even more movie files: supports DVD & BluRay subtitles, improved
- support for high bit-rate video.
- Visual feedback while fast-forwarding / rewinding.
Beamer 2.0 needs Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks and an Apple TV 2nd or 3rd generation.
It is available from the official website as a free trial and then the full version can be unlocked for $15 as an in-app purchase.
Previous users who have purchased Beamer 1 later than October last year can avail a free upgrade, while earlier users can upgrade to 2.0 with a special discounted pricing.