How to stream from a Chromebook

1. Get the Chromebook app from this link:

2. Install and open the Airtame app
3. Find your Airtame on the list or by using the search field
4. Press "Share screen" or "Share tab"
5. To stream with audio click the 🔈 icon. This will add a 2-second buffer to ensure a smooth streaming experience.

Note: The Chromebook app does not allow you to setup a device. This must be done using Windows or macOS computer.

⚠️ We have received notice that the Chrome OS firewall extension IBoss blocks the ability to stream to Airtame on Chrome OS. This is likely true for other firewall extensions.

 

Performance

Considerations

Some of the cheaper Chromebooks, don’t have a dedicated chip that does hardware encoding, which is vital for smooth streaming experience. Users with these Chromebooks will, therefore, experience a poor video streaming performance. We support  Intel-based chips i3, i5, i7, m3, m5, m7 or newer Celeron/Pentium or Atom based chipsets

"Intel Quick Sync Video" is a required feature for Chromebook devices

High-end

On high-end computers (like Dell Chromebook 13 - 7310), you can expect a smooth stream at 30 FPS (frames per second) with high quality (considering that your network can support that)

Low-end

For lower end computers (with processor n2840 or similar and with 2 to 4 GB RAM) you should not expect the same quality. For a video stream, you can expect 16-17 FPS with lower quality. For static images or presentations, you can expect 20 FPS with medium quality 

ARM

Chromebooks that use an ARM processor will be able to run the Airtame Application. Performance might be not as good as with higher end Chromebooks.

 

Currently not supported

Although this Chrome extension can be installed on non-Chrome OS devices, it will not work

 

Feedback

We’re constantly growing and evolving how Airtame performs with different platforms, and we want to hear from you to ensure we’re building the product that works for your needs. Do you use Chromebooks in your institution? Tell us about how you plan to use it by writing to hello@airtame.com

 

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