With this post I decided to share my experience in setting up the AirConsole and using it on MacOS. I will also share a little application that opens the console terminal automatically.
I focus on using the AirConsole with Bluetooth (to establish the connection between the Mac and the AirConsole). There is also the possibility to use Wi-Fi to establish this connection. I have not testing it yet using Wi-Fi.
1 - Setup the AirConsole on MacOSX
- Use the AirConsoleOSX application to establish the Bluetooth connection to the AirConsole. In order to make it work, I also had to install the AirConsole OSX drivers.
- Use the built-in Bluetooth menu to connect to the AirConsole. For this to work, you will need to have at least OSX 10.11 (El Capitan) and at least the 2.76 firmware on the AirConsole.
Open up the Bluetooth Preferences menu (press ⌘-Space and type "Bluetooth" in the search bar):
Note that you might get another name for your tty. Make sure you validate what tty has been created on your computer.
Everything is now ready and we can start connecting to the AirConsole.
2 - Connect the AirConsole to your device
That's all you need to do!
3 - Use the AirConsole
In order to save some time, I use a little application that execute the following script for me:
written by François Vergès