**This article relates to AirParrot 1. As of September 2016, support for AirParrot 1 has ended. We encourage you to upgrade to AirParrot 2 for the best compatibility with new devices.**



  • Underscan - Some televisions don't actually show the entire screen and the borders of your display are cut off. Adjust your underscan setting to bring everything into view. Using a smaller under scan setting can also help tweak the last bit of performance out of AirParrot if it is running slow.
  • Video Quality - The video quality setting affects how AirParrot scales your screen to reach the 720p (1280x720 pixels) resolution of an Apple TV. Low will not do any resampling, but is very fast. Medium is recommend for most users. High should only be used by users with very special quality requirements. In general, the higher the video quality setting, the "smoother" a still frame will look.
  • Show Mouse Cursor - This setting determines whether or not a mouse cursor will be drawn on your mirrored or extended display. Most users will want to leave this enabled.
  • Force 720p - This setting will force 720p mirroring to your AppleTV 3. Use this if you notice a slow or laggy mirroring connection on your network. This setting will not upscale smaller resolutions.
  • Stretch Apps - This setting determines whether or not App Mirroring will stretch to the full size of your TV screen or appear centered.
  • Use Compatibility Mode - If you experience crashes or instability on 10.6 Snow Leopard, associated with some GPUs, enabling this should provide stability in exchange for a little extra CPU usage.
  • Max Frame Rate - The max frame rate setting in AirParrot 1.1 can be used to help reduce CPU usage/fan noise, as well as to tweak the performance of AirParrot. WARNING:Setting the Max Frame Rate higher than your computer or network can support will actually slow AirParrot down because it forces it to be less efficient. Choose a setting just below the highest FPS you see during normal use for the best performance.