By Aaron Lee
X-Mirage is an useful AirPlay server for Mac and Windows systems. It allows you to wirelessly stream contents or mirror your iDevice screen to any Mac and record everything onscreen with one click.
On its on, Apple AirPlay lets you play content from iOS devices on Apple TV. It lets you wirelessly stream what's on your iPad, iPhone or iPod touch to your HDTV and speakers. Or you can mirror exactly what's on your display to the big screen.
X-Mirage extends this capability to macOS (10.6 and later) or PC. It also lets you record screen and audio from iOS devices, as well as voiceover via a microphone. With X-Mirage, you can:
- Stream photos, video, music or any AirPlay-enabled app from iOS devices to your computer. It's handy in those situations where you have some photos or presentations on your iDevice that you want to share. With X-Mirage running on your Mac, you can beam any slideshow from any iOS device to the Mac.
- Watch movies from iOS devices on your computer. Whenever you are in the middle of an epic action movie on your iPad or iPhone that could use a little more screen, just connect your iOS devices and the Mac installed X-Mirage to the same network, then tap the Airplay icon in the video app and stream the movie to your Mac.
- Play any iOS games against your friends. Mirror your iOS devices to one Mac installed X-Mirage, run any games, and you'll see all iOS screens on the Mac. What you see on the Mac is what you see on your iOS devices. Also you can record the process of the game for future use.
- Record an iPad, iPhone and iPod screen on your Mac. With AirPlay mirroring, X-Mirage allows you to use your Mac as a larger version of your iOS device's display and record the screen you're mirroring,. This is very helpful if you take videos of iOS devices or make tutorials.
- Play dual-screen games on Mac. X-Mirage lets you to hook iOS games with AirPlay support up to Mac and use your iPhone or iPad as a controller as if they were played on a traditional console.
A single user license for X-Mirage is $16.