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What’s the difference between Apple TV and Airtame 2?
Airtame and Apple TV offer wireless screen sharing, although the latter is optimized for media casting (watching Netflix, HBO, etc.). Both solutions provide a physical product (the receiver) which connects to an HDMI display (or VGA display with an adapter). Here we provide a feature comparison between Airtame 2 and Apple TV.
Please note that all technical specifications are taken directly from Apple’s website. In cases where pricing is not directly listed online, we include the quoted reseller price.
|Airtame 2||Apple TV 4K|
|Powering||AC adapter or Power over Ethernet||AC adapter or Power over Ethernet|
|Windows||✓ Airtame app (Miracast out 2020)||–|
|macOS||✓ Airtame app + AirPlay||✓ AirPlay|
|Chromebook||✓ Airtame app + Google Cast||–|
|Linux||✓ Airtame app + Google Cast||–|
|iOS||✓ AirPlay||✓ AirPlay|
|Android||✓ Google Cast||–|
|Resolution||1080p up to 60 fps||Up to 4K at 60 fps**|
|Presenter mode||✓ Single window sharing||✓ macOS|
|One-to-many screen sharing||✓||–|
|Works on enterprise networks||✓||–|
|Pin code connect||✓||✓|
|Web Proxy support||✓||✓|
|Bulk updates||✓ Airtame Cloud||✓ iCloud (sync Apple TVs)|
|Remote updates||✓ Airtame Cloud||✓ iCloud (sync Apple TVs)|
|Different access levels||✓ Airtame Cloud||–|
|Websites||✓ Airtame Cloud***||–|
|Videos||✓ Airtame Cloud||–|
|Custom images||✓ Airtame Cloud||✓|
|Productivity apps and dashboards||✓ Airtame Cloud||–|
|Calendar sync for room management||✓ Airtame Cloud||–|
**While the Apple TV 4K supports 4K resolution, the actual resolution on the screen will depend on the resolution of the content plus the source that’s being streamed from (i.e. the iPhone, iPad or Mac).
***Beginning in 2020, customers can choose between an annual ($120 per year per screen) or monthly plan ($12 per month per screen) for Airtame Cloud’s digital signage and other premium features. Device management in the cloud will remain available to all customers at no additional cost).
Internal and guest presenters can easily share their screen in an instant, improving the overall work and learning experience while encouraging productivity and engagement. Digital signage with Airtame Cloud further enables organizations to make the most of their screens.
Airtame is the perfect match for everyday presenters, IT administrators and managers.
More than 20,000 companies and educational institutions are using Airtame.
Contact us to learn more.
Last edited on February 7th, 2020