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Vivi vs
Apple TV HD

 

Vivi and Apple TV HD are both widely used as wireless screen-sharing solutions in education.

However, that doesn’t mean they were created equal. There are several key differences between the two products that have real implications for teachers, students and IT managers.

We’ve prepared this product comparison to help you make the best choice for your school, district and higher education institution.

 

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Vivi's key points of difference to Apple TV

  • Purpose built - Vivi is purpose-built for education, offering teacher and student-specific engagement tools and enterprise management for school and district IT admins.  

 

  • Digital signage - Vivi includes a robust Digital Signage solution at no additional cost, offering broadcast of images, videos, live feeds, websites and Google Presentations to classrooms and common areas. Signage can easily be grouped into playlists and scheduled to display on one or multiple displays. Apple TV doesn’t offer Digital Signage without using 3rd party software.  

 

  • Centralised management - Vivi Central is a robust all-in-one cloud-based management system, designed for IT Admins in education, giving them the ability to set up rooms and locations, monitor devices and make updates remotely from Vivi Central, cloud-based admin portal. 3rd party MDM software is required for remote management of Apple TV’s. 

 

  • Teacher controlled - Vivi has been designed so that the teacher always retains control over the shared display. Each user must log in to the app to access its features and is assigned appropriate access rights based on their identity as teacher or student. The teacher can give control to share a screen to the student or unlock the room to allow students to connect without requiring permission. Apple TV does not offer student engagement features. Additional software such as the Apple Classroom app can be used with MacOS and iOS, for example where a teacher can mirror the student’s device to the display.  

 

  • Direct video - Vivi’s Direct Video Play allows teachers to stream HD videos directly to the screen and projector while using their laptops for other purposes. With video playing an ever-increasing role in 21st century education, this is incredibly useful. Apple TV can only natively support Airplay, which accommodates MacOS and iOS devices. Additional 3rd party software is required for mirroring from Windows and Chromebook devices. 

 

  • Collaboration - In the modern classroom, it’s common for students to collaborate in small groups, in some cases supported by multiple screens or projectors in the single learning space. Vivi enables student groups to present different content onto individual Vivi-enabled screens, and even have up to 4 presenters on a screen at once. Apple TV does not offer this functionality. 

 

  • Personalised professional development - Vivi provides professional development and training to teachers and staff, onboarding and unlimited support, all included with the solution at no additional cost. 

 

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Feature comparison how Vivi compares to Apple TV HD

(All technical specifications are taken directly from the Apple website)

 

 

Vivi

Apple TV HD


Markets served

Education Corporate / Education / Other

 

Wireless screen sharing

   
Extended desktop

MacOS Only

Enhanced video play + Movie mode

Pause screen

Split screen multi-user sharing

Share to multiple screens

Touch screen support

Room access code option

Guest passcode option

 

Student engagement tools

   
Student request sharing control

Capture display screenshot

Annotation tools

Classwork assignments

Feedback / Formative assessment

Student well-being check

 

Broadcasting

   
Digital signage

+3rd

Emergency alert

Live video broadcast

 

Enterprise management

   
Cloud-based admin portal

Location & rooms management

+3rd

Active Directory / SSO Integration

User access control / Roles

Custom splash image

Enterprise provisioning

Bulk software updates

Bulk device configuration

CEC Power management

Web Proxy management

+3rd

Device logging

+3rd

Usage & analytics dashboards

+3rd


OS Support

   
Windows

+3rd

Mac OS

Chromebook

+3rd

Linux

iOS

Android

 

Power

AC Adaptor or POE AC Adaptor

Networking

Ethernet or Wi-Fi Ethernet or Wi-Fi

 

Sign

Definition

/

Supported / Not supported
+$ Additional cost
+3rd Requires 3rd party service

 

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Why is Vivi the right choice for you?

Investing in technology that can be monitored and measured is the best way to ensure accountability among users.

For this reason, Vivi has developed a data metrics dashboard that allows nominated administrators to review how often teachers and students are presenting to the screen, who the most active users are, which classrooms are seeing the most Vivi usage and how often specific Vivi features are being accessed. These insights enable schools to better understand how the system is being used, and to provide support and education to help all users get maximum benefit from screen mirroring.

Vivi is the only screen mirroring solution on the market that provides this level of pedagogical transparency.

The bottom line...

Built exclusively for the needs of education, the Vivi wireless screen sharing & student engagement platform helps enhance learning by;

  • Improving teacher productivity in the classroom by up to 10%
  • Encouraging and improving student centered learning.
  • And significantly improving classroom communication and notification.

In addition, for the IT organization Vivi:

  • Reduces IT helpdesk support tickets and issues by 5%.
  • Reduces classroom cable and AV infrastructure expenditure by up to 20%.
  • Supports 100% of all student and teacher devices and displays.
  • And provides complete visibility and control on user adoption and utilization.

Discover a better way to engage every student

 

Get in touch today to learn more about Vivi’s wireless screen sharing and student engagement platform.

 

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