After reviewing AirParrot (AirPlay mirroring from Mac / PC to Apple TV 2 and 3) and Airfoil (Airplaying music and sounds from Mac / PC to AirPlay enabled devices and vice versa) on Windows 8, today I tested AirServer intensively on my Acer Aspire 1810T running on Windows 8 Pro with Windows 8 Media Center. It seems that AirPlaying videos and mirroring iPhone’s or iPad’s screen on Windows 8 is a hard job for apps like AirParrot and Airserver. Airserver faces similar stability problems like AirParrot. Both are running unsteadily on Windows 8.
Pricing and Updates: $14.99 for a single user license and $59.99 for 15 installations. Apple employees and Apple distinguished educators can receive a single user license for free. If you’re an Apple employee, simply send us an email from your @apple.com email account to request your free license. You can try AirServer for 1 week…”
On my YouTube Channel miApple.TV you can watch my video “Testing iOS AirPlay AirServer On Windows 8” conducted with a new iPad Retina 4th generation. Here you can see the instability issues I mentioned in the beginning of my article. At the ending the AirServer app crashes completely. Even an uninstallation followed by an fresh installation didn’t make it better. A test with my iPhone 4S failed, too.
Taking everything into account AirServer runs unsteadily on Windows 8 Pro. The app must be improved for Windows 8 in a similar way AirParrot has to be optimized. Up to now I personally cannot recommend AirServer for application on Windows 8.
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