Squirrels Launches AirParrot 2 With Media Streaming; AirParrot 2 Is the First Solution for Mirroring Mac and Windows to Chromecast; New Features Available in AirParrot 2
NORTH CANTON, OH–(Marketwired – November 21, 2014) – AirParrot 2, the long awaited sequel to AirParrot, is now available. This upgrade is available for OS X and Windows, and it introduces major new features along with drastically improved performance.
“We’ve had a lot of feedback over the last few years about what to do next with AirParrot,” Squirrels co-founder Andrew Gould said. “AirParrot 2 is a huge upgrade and total redesign, and it introduces some great features like media streaming, multiple destination support and Chromecast receiver support.”
The ability to stream video files adds an entirely new element to the former mirroring-only application. Users can now drag and drop their favorite movies, TV shows and other media files to begin streaming. When available, home theater users will enjoy 5.1 channel audio.
Streaming audio only is the perfect way to listen to music. AirParrot 2 can send audio files or audio from open applications to available receivers. Audio even plays in sync when sending to multiple receivers.
New destinations are also available. AirParrot 2 is the first application to enable screen mirroring from a Mac or Windows computer to a Chromecast receiver. Streaming media is available to Chromecast, AirPlay-enabled speakers and traditional AirPlay receivers like Apple TV and Reflector.
Easier ways to connect to those receivers have been added, too. Bluetooth discovery and patent-pending Quick Connect™ technology allow connections over complex and limited networks.
AirParrot 2 includes an entirely new UI, but it retains the same easy-to-use feel that users are familiar with. Additions like a recently connected device list and new status bar improve the overall experience and make wirelessly displaying content easy.
“We took the AirParrot everyone knows and loves and supercharged it.” Gould said. “We’ve added a ton of new features and completely redesigned the application. We think users are going to love everything AirParrot 2 has to offer.”
AirParrot 2 is a paid upgrade. Current AirParrot users can upgrade this week for a reduced price. New users can purchase AirParrot 2 for $14.99 USD from the Squirrels website.
Squirrels is a software development company specializing in wireless audio and video transmission. More information about these products and Squirrels can be found at http://airsquirrels.com.