Movies stored in iTunes work well, but if you’re like the owners of Casa de O’Brien, you have other movies, too. Apple makes you jump through unacceptable hoops to get those videos to the TV (mirroring the Mac’s screen on a TV via Apple TV counts as an unacceptable hoop).
Enter Beamer, the cool Mac utility that streams just about any movie on your Mac through Apple TV to your connected television. And it’s all drag and drop.
You won’t need to convert the video to play nice in iTunes. You won’t need to jailbreak your precious Apple TV. Drag, drop, streaming starts. Movies? MP4, MOV, AVI, MKV, WMV, even FLV.
Got Surround Sound? Beamer does it. Got subtitles on the video? Beamer does it. Want to use Apple’s Remote Control instead of fiddling with the Mac? Beamer does it. Got an older Mac that can’t spell AirPlay? Beamer does it. Beamer works very well and the trial mode lets you try it out for awhile before buying.