AirParrot is a clever tool which adds makes it possible to stream whatever you see on your Mac or PC’s display to your Apple TV, wirelessly. A great way to watch movies that you have stored on your Mac on your larger TV screen? Maybe: there's audio streaming, overscan support ensures the image will fill your PC, and you can even minimise distractions by hiding the mouse cursor.

Getting up and running could hardly be simpler. After installing the app you need then simply indicate which of your displays you would like to mirror, choose which AirPlay device you would like to mirror to (if you have more than one) and then you’re ready to go.

The app works by encoding your display and streaming the output and in some cases this can lead to a degradation of image quality. Thankfully, there are a series of simple options available that can be used to control image quality to help balance video quality with overall performance. This is already an interesting tool, but future updates are likely to increase its appeal even further.

What's new in 2.6.0 (see the release notes for more)?

- Added compatibility with tvOS 10 on the fourth-generation Apple TV
- Improved performance and reliability of Bonjour discovery
- Added setting to disable localization and use English
- Resolved an issue that would cause a crash when attempting to load media files with capitalized file extensions
- Resolved an issue that would cause Cast connections to hang when quitting AirParrot 2
- Resolved a potential crash when suddenly losing connection to a Chromecast 
- Resolved a potential crash when launching AirParrot 2
- Resolved a potential crash when switching between docked monitors 
- Resolved a potential crash when attempting to connect to an AppleTV with a password or onscreen code enabled
- Resolved a potential crash when suddenly losing connection to a Chromecast
- Miscellaneous bug fixed and performance improvements
- Added enhanced encryption when mirroring to Apple TV or Reflector 2

Verdict

 An app that shows great signs of promise, and is already worth a trial run.