Reduce lag and choppiness when mirroring or streaming

Typically this symptom is caused by latency, dropped packets, or interference on your Wi-Fi network. Below are recommendations we have found to be helpful when experiencing lag and/or choppiness when using AirParrot 3.

Network Hardware 

  • When possible, use an 802.11n router. 
  • Try changing the Wi-Fi channel on your access point and disabling the 5Ghz band. 

These are common causes of interference in areas with multiple access points in close proximity.

Signal Strength 

  • Temporarily connecting your AppleTV and computer via ethernet cables to eliminate the wireless network being the root cause of this issue. 
  • If you can't use ethernet, try decreasing the distance between your computer, router, and AppleTV (avoiding doors and walls when possible).

AirParrot Settings 

If you try these without a result, it's possible that your computer is having trouble keeping up with the encoding side of things. 

  • Try adjusting the Maximum Frame Rate to a lower setting and/or enable the Force 720p resolution settings in AirParrot's mirroring preferences.