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Installing the software

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.

Specific installation instructions for each operating system appear below.

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Mac setup

Clicking on the link above downloads a ZIP file that contains the AirMedia Mac OSX 3.1.3 client (the latest version as of July 9, 2018). Open the ZIP file and then double-click the "InstallAirMedia" icon (the first of the two files). This will install the AirMedia program, but will also display a message saying that "This program is not optimized for your Mac." You may safely ignore that message.

Once installed, AirMedia will appear on the dock menu with an icon of a black letter "A".

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.

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Windows setup

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

AirMedia icon on Windows

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Mobile Setup

AirMedia installs like any other app. 

Before using it to send screen shots to the monitor, you will need to go through a "Shot & Show" configuration setup. If you don't already know the combination of keys used to take a screen shot on your phone, you'll need to look that up before using Shot & Show.  For Android phones, it can vary between different models of phone.

This is what the Shot & Show Configuration start screen looks like on Android:

Android start screen showing that you can send screenshots and photos to another screen


Move between the configuration screens by swiping left and right:

Sample screenshot of the app instructions for step 2 of the configuration wizard.

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Getting connected

Connect via computer

If you are in a group study room and the monitor is not already displaying the AirMedia startup screen, set the Crestron wall switch to ON and LAPTOP.

Crestron wall switch with On/Off and Laptop buttons on the left side highlighted.

Depending on where you last used AirMedia, you may see a popup that reads "Warning. No devices found, please check your internet connect or enter the connection parameters in the dialog following" right after starting the app. If so, just click OK.

Sample of the error popup from Windows

At the login screen, enter both:

  1. the AirMedia IP address for the study room you are in, which is posted on a sign in the room
  2. the 4-digit code that appears near the top right on the monitor

The IP address for each room remains the same, but the 4-digit code will change from one AirMedia session to the next.

Example of the code on the monitor, which will start with the word "Code:"

The username field will fill in automatically. The username only serves to identify your sessions on the monitor. It does not matter if it matches your actual TCU network username.

Mac login screen example:

Mac login screen

Windows login screen example:

Windows login screen

Once you are connected, the AirMedia Console will appear. Note that the connection code displays in the upper right corner of the console.

AirMedia console with several things pointed out: the connection code, the Stop and Pause buttons, the Exit button and the Open Side Menu button.

The side menu has several options, including an option to split the monitor screen into four quadrants and select which quadrant your content is displayed in. The "Remote View" option will cause the content that other users are displaying on the screen to appear on your laptop screen. The other options are not needed in study rooms and can be ignored.

AirMedia side menu with the Quad View option expanded.

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Connect via mobile

If you are in a group study room and the monitor is not already displaying the AirMedia startup screen, set the Crestron wall switch to ON and LAPTOP.

Crestron wall switch with On/Off and Laptop buttons on the left side highlighted.

The AirMedia app for iOS and Android devices will display a list of any rooms where you've connected before. If the room you're in is on the list, simply choose it. If not, use the "Tap to enter IP address" option on Android or the "Tap to enter receiver hostname or IP" icon on iOS to bring up a screen where you enter the IP address and code of the room you're in. On an Android phone, you may first need to tap the three vertical dots in the lower right corner, circled in red on the screenshot below, to expand the bottom of the window.

iOS start screen:

iOS start screen

Android start screen:

Android start screen with the three dots in the lower right corner circled


The IP address for each room is:

  • listed on on the top of the monitor until the first person logs on
  • on a sign near the monitor 

The connection code appears:

  • on the top right of the monitor
  • on the console of each person who connects

Example AirMedia code:

Example of the AirMedia connection code. It begins with the word "Code:"

Here is a connection example using an iOS phone or tablet:


Step 1:

Screenshot of the first screen, with options to tap to enter the receiver hostname or IP or to view file on your device.

Step 2:

Step 2 example, entering the room's IP address into the first form field.

Step 3:

Step 3: entering the connection code into the login form that pops up next.

Once you are connected, a menu appears that allows you to display documents, images from the camera folder, or screen shots that you take on the fly using "Shot & Show".

AirMedia Android Console with Document, Picture, and Shot & Show options:

AirMedia console on Android

Examples of the Document, Gallery/Picture, and Shot & Show views on an iOS device:

iOS Document view:

AirMedia Documents view on iOS

iOS Gallery view:

AirMedia iOS Gallery view

iOS Shot & Show view:

AirMedia iOS Shot & Show view


iOS devices also offer the same "quad view" option that is available on laptops:

AirMedia iOS Quad View menu

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