No More Cables: OSX Mountain Lion Will Support AirPlay Mirroring

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Apple has made a ton of announcements during the keynote to its Worldwide Developer Conference. But one of the coolest updates to its OSX 10.8 Mountain Lion operating system is the addition of AirPlay Mirroring, which will let users directly stream content from their Macs to Apple TV and other supported devices.

AirPlay Mirroring was first announced for the iPad at last year’s WWDC, but now the Apple team is extending it to even more parts of its device ecosystem. By adding it to OSX, users will no longer have to hook up cables to their Macs in order to stream video or games from their laptops to the biggest screen in the house. All they need is an Apple TV connected to their HDTV.

That not only makes it easier to share presentations and the like on the big screen, it also creates more functionality for the Apple TV and provides even more reason for enthusiasts to pick up the $99 device. We expect more updates for the Apple TV to be announced soon, so until then…