Wondering how to connect Mac to TV? We can guide you through several easy methods to watch your media on a big screen. Find out which apps or cables to use. Once you're done, you can enjoy movies in high resolutions, with high-quality TV speakers, without having to sit in front of a computer display.
Choose the files you want to mirror.
Click the center icon to select the TV to which you wish to mirror your Mac screen.
Note: When the mirroring starts, the content of your Mac screen will be shown on the TV screen.
Screen mirroring doesn’t come with sound. So, if you want sound, you have to install a JustStream Audio Driver, which comes with a JustStream installer.
Click on the Stop Streaming option to stop mirroring.
Screening mirroring settings are found in the Mirroring option under Preferences.
MirrorMeister is another app that lets you wirelessly share your screen with a Samsung or Smart TV. Whatever you want to watch, listen to, or view on your Mac, you can easily stream to another screen on your home network. The app works with MacBook, MacBook Pro, and even iMac. Cast your Zoom classes to the big screen while working on your computer, resolving ost issues with small laptop screen sizes.
MirrorMeister navigation is a simple pop-up screen from the menu bar, with a straightforward Google-inspired interface. You must download a separate audio driver to enable sound casting, making it a little more complicated to stream with full capabilities right away.
AirBeam is another app that you can use when connecting Mac to Samsung TV. It offers many of the same capabilities as JustStream and MirrorMeister. However, users must download separate apps for every major TV brand or streaming device. There is a paid option to bundle nine individual apps into a single purchase. That still requires users to install nine different applications onto their macOS and remember the correct app for every device where they cast.
If you only plan on connecting Mac to Samsung Smart TV, then AirBeam is a fine choice, with 4K-resolution enabled streaming and a user-friendly interface. For those with separate devices at home, work, and school, AirBeam may be more trouble than it’s worth.
Apple recommends you to follow these simple steps when connecting Mac to Samsung TV:
Note: if your computer has a Mini DisplayPort, use a cable that supports both videos and audio when connecting Mac to TV.
Connecting any Apple computer to a Smart TV can be as simple as using a cable. Or it can be complicated and require special adapters that only work with specific ports on computers and TVs.
Some different video-related ports found in MacBooks include Mini DisplayPorts, Thunderbolt 2, Thunderbolt 3, USB, micro DVI, and HDMI ports.
Before trying to connect Mac to TV HDMI, make sure you’re using compatible ports or have the right adapters to join them.
Connecting Mac to TV HDMI is easy:
Attach one terminal of your HDMI cable to the laptop. The other end of the cable should be attached to the TV.
This method to connect Mac to Samsung TV HDMI makes the TV an exterior display to your Apple computer. It requires an additional step, in which you command your computer to use the TV screen in one of two ways.
When connecting Mac to TV HDMI, get a USB-C to HDMI adapter and follow these simple steps:
If you also want to set the TV screen as the audio source, follow the same guidelines as above.
To use this method, you’ll need a Thunderbolt adapter.
To stream audio by connecting MacBook to Samsung TV with Thunderbolt, follow these same steps.
Make sure you have the correct Mini DisplayPort adapter.
For audio on the TV, by connecting your Mac to TV HDMI, follow these same steps.
Here’s how you connect Mac to Samsung Smart TV using a VGA port: