Hi, I have a late 2011 MacBook Pro but cant get the mirroring function to work with Apple TV.  I've got the most recent Software 10.7.5 but cant see the mirroring icon or turn this on.  I'm able to mirror from my Ipad but not my Mac, any thoughts?

Hi, I have a late 2011 MacBook Pro but cant get the mirroring function to work with Apple TV.  I've got the most recent Software 10.7.5 but cant see the mirroring icon or turn this on.  I'm able to mirror from my Ipad but not my Mac, any thoughts?

Welcome to the Apple Support Communities
AirPlay Mirroring is supported on your Mac, but it needs OS X Mountain Lion (10.8). See > http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5404
You have two possibilities:
1. Make a backup, open App Store and purchase Mountain Lion to upgrade to this OS X. Then, you will find the AirPlay Mirroring icon at the top right of the display, on the menu bar, or on System Preferences > Displays.
2. Keep OS X Lion and use AirParrot > http://www.airparrot.com
Both options work properly, but I recommend AirPlay Mirroring as it doesn't need a third-party program

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