Although nowadays most people spend a lot of their time in front of their computers, there are videos that are better watched on a TV screen. And since Apple computers have become extremely popular, most people are now looking for ways to connect their Mac monitors to bigger TV screens.
Here, we offer different ideas on how to connect Mac to Samsung Smart TV screens wirelessly or via a cable.
3.1.Connect a laptop with a HDMI cable
3.2.Connect a laptop with an USB-C port to a TV screen with an HDMI port
3.3.Connecting a Laptop with a Thunderbolt port to a TV screen with an HDMI Port
3.4.Connecting a laptop with a DVI port to a TV screen with an HDMI Port
3.5.Connecting a laptop to a TV screen with a VGA Port
The latest versions of Mac and Apple TV have made it easy for people to mirror screens. You just need to turn your TV and Apple TV on and then click on the Apple logo on your Mac device. Go to "system preferences" and click on "Displays". Choose TV from the "AirPlay Display" taskbar.
If you want to connect your Mac to Samsung Smart TV or any other TV without using Apple TV, you will have to get a mirroring app that works with your TV. Just do a Google search to find the best app to mirror to your Smart TV.
Here, we will show you how to connect Mac to Samsung Smart TV using JustStream – a third-party mirroring app.
Follow these simple steps:
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.
Apple recommends you to follow these simple steps when connecting Mac to TV:
Connect the video cable to your computer’s Thunderbolt port, HDMI port, or DVI port, then attach the other cable terminal to the TV’s video input port.
Click on the Apple logo and go to System Preferences. Then Click on Displays and ensure you have selected Default for the display.
To add sound, go to Apple logo and click on the System Preferences and then select Sound. Don’t forget to choose the right TV screen. However, older versions of Mac and TVs require the use of Mac’s headset jack to add sound.
Note: if your computer has a Mini Display port, go for a cable that supports both videos and audios.
Connecting any Apple computer, including MacBook Air, MacBook Pro and MacBook to a smart TV screen can be a simple task that involves attaching a cable to your laptop and TV, or it can be a complex process that requires the use of special adapters that only work with computers and TV screen that have specific ports.
Some of the different video-related ports found in MacBook computers include Mini DisplayPorts, Thunderbolt 2 ports, Thunderbolt 3 ports, USB port, micro DVI ports, and HDMI ports.
So, before you try to connect your Mac to any TV screen, make sure the ports available are compatible or you have the right adapters to connect them.
Once, you’ve confirmed their compatibility, then go ahead and connect your MacBook to Samsung TV.
To command your laptop how to use the TV screen, use these steps:
Tick the small box that shows Mirror Displays if you would like your TV to display the same information as your computer screen.
Don’t tick the box if you would like to use your TV to display different content from what is on your laptop.
Also, choose the source of the audio. You can choose the built-in speakers in your computer or TV screen.
This is how you go about it: