AirMedia

Installing the Software    Getting Connected
  


AirMedia allows people to share control of wall monitors and speakers using laptops, and iOS and Android tablets and phones. One user at a time can control the entire screen, or optionally, the screen can be split into four parts with content from up to four computers appearing in each quadrant.

Software Download

If you have not already installed the AirMedia client software, the first step is to download the appropriate program/app for your device. The Windows and Mac links below let you download installation files to your computer; the iOS and Android links go to pages where you can download and install a free AirMedia app on your phone or tablet.

Windows Logo AirMedia for Windows Laptops
Mac Logo AirMedia for Mac Laptops

iOS Logo AirMedia for iPhones & iPads
Android Logo AirMedia for Android Tablets & Phones

Specific installation instructions for each operating system appear below.


Setup - Windows

AirMedia installs like any other application. Simply answer "OK" / "Accept" to any prompts asking for permission. Once installed, the AirMedia shortcut looks like this:

AirMedia Icon


Setup - Mac

Clicking on the link above will download a file that contains the AirMedia Mac OSX 3.1.29 client (the latest version as of November 2019). Open it, and then double-click the "InstallAirMedia" icon. You may get a message saying that the program cannot be opened because Apple cannot check it for malicious software. In that case:

  1. Hold the Control key down and click on the installer.
  2. Choose “Open with…” then Installer (default)
  3. Now it should open the installer
Once installed, AirMedia will appear as an A icon on the docking menu.

(NOTE: Previous versions of the AirMedia client also installed a program called "SoundFlower" that enabled audio to be transmitted from the Mac to AirMedia. The current version now has built-in audio drivers and no longer installs SoundFlower.


Setup - iOS & Android

AirMedia installs like any other app.


Connecting and Using AirMedia - Windows/Mac


When no one is connected yet, the monitors display a box with a "Visit" URL and access code. (The URL will always be the same for a given room; the access codes change at random.)

Monitor Display of IP Address and Access Code


Start AirMedia on your laptop. On the "Enter hostname or address" line, enter the "Visit" URL for the study room you are in, then click Connect.

Enter URL Screen


At the screen that prompts for the AirMedia code, enter the 4-digit code currently being displayed on the monitor.

AirMedia Code Screen


Once connected, the AirMedia Console appears.

AirMedia Console


Connecting and Using AirMedia - Phones and Tablets


When no one is connected yet, the monitors display a box with a "Visit" URL and access code. (The URL will always be the same for a given room; the access codes change at random.)

Monitor Display of IP Address and Access Code


Start AirMedia on your device. On the "Enter hostname or address" line, enter the "Visit" URL for the study room you are in, then click "Present."

Mobile URL Screen


You may get a screen warning you about exposing sensitive information. To continue, click "Start now."

Mobile Privacy Warning Screen


At the screen that prompts for the AirMedia code, enter the 4-digit code currently being displayed on the monitor.

AirMedia Code Screen


From that point, everything you display on your phone/tablet should display on the monitor. To exit Air Media, tap the AirMedia icon on your device and choose to end the session.

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