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Connect Mac to Samsung Smart TV for the Full Theater-Like Experience

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Although nowadays most people spend a lot of their time in front of their computers, there are times when watching on a TV is infinitely better. 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 wirelessly or via a cable.

How to connect Mac to Samsung Smart TV wirelessly

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The latest versions of Mac and Apple TV have made it incredibly easy for people to mirror screens. You just need to turn on your TV and Apple TV 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.

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If you want to connect 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 Mac to your Smart TV.

Use JustStream to Connect Mac to Samsung Smart TV Wirelessly

Follow these simple steps:
1
Install and open JustStream.
2
Go to the Menu bar and click on JustStream’s icon to launch a popover.
3

Choose the files you want to mirror.

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4

Choose the TV that you wish to mirror your Mac screen to.

 How to connect Mac to Samsung TV

Note

  1. The first available screen to mirror to is automatically selected.
  2. If you can’t find your TV on the list of devices to connect Mac to Samsung Smart TV which is provided in the menu, then check if the device is turned on. Also, ensure it is sharing the same internet network with your Mac. If everything is okay, then use the refresh button in the menu to update the list of devices
  3. Click on the Start button to begin streaming.

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.

How to connect Mac to Samsung Smart TV using a cable

Apple recommends you to follow these simple steps when connecting Mac to Samsung 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 the Apple logo and click on 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.

Connect Mac to Samsung Smart TV using a cable

Connect MacBook to Samsung Smart TV using various video-related ports

Connecting any Apple computer to a Smart TV can be as simple as using a cable. Or it can be complex and require special adapters that only work with computers and TVs with specific ports.

Some different video-related ports found in MacBooks include Mini DisplayPorts, Thunderbolt 2, Thunderbolt 3, USB, micro DVI, and HDMI ports.

So, before you try to connect Mac to TV HDMI, make sure the ports are compatible or you have the right adapters to connect them.

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Connect a laptop with an HDMI port to a TV screen with an HDMI port

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 connection enables your computer to use the TV as an exterior display. But you have to command your computer to use the TV screen as either an additional display that displays different content from what is on your computer screen or as a reflected display that displays the same content as the computer screen.

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To command your laptop how to use the TV screen, use these steps:

When connecting Mac to Samsung TV, for example, you can choose what your TV displays:

  1. Open Apple Menu.
  2. Click on System Preferences.
  3. Then go to Displays.
  4. Open the Arrangement tab.

Tick the small box that shows Mirror Displays, if you would like your TV to display the same information as your computer screen.

Also, choose the source of the audio. You can choose the built-in speakers on your computer or TV screen.

This is how you go about it:

  1. Open Apple Menu.
  2. Click on System Preferences.
  3. Choose Sound.
  4. Click on the Output.
  5. Select TV.

Connect a laptop with a USB-C port to a TV screen with an HDMI port

When connecting Mac to TV HDMI, you can follow these simple steps:

  • Connect one terminal of the USB-C to the HDMI adapter to the computer’s USB-C port.
  • Connect one end of your HDMI cable to the TV screen’s HDMI port.
  • Connect the other terminal of the HDMI cable to the other terminal of the USB-C to HDMI adapter.
  • To set the TV screen as the source of the audio, follow the same guidelines as above.
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Connecting a Laptop with a Thunderbolt port to a TV screen with an HDMI port

  • You need a working Thunderbolt adapter.
  • This adapter should be plugged into your computer.
  • One end of the HDMI cable should be connected to the TV screen’s HDMI port.
  • The other terminal of your HDMI cable connects to the Thunderbolt adapter.
  • Follow these same steps to set the TV screen as your audio source.
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Connecting a laptop with a DVI port to a TV screen with an HDMI port

  • Make sure you have the right Mini DisplayPort adapter.
  • Plug this adapter into the Mac.
  • Connect one end of the HDMI cable to the TV screen’s HDMI port.
  • Attach the other terminal of your HDMI cable to the Mini DisplayPort adapter.
  • Follow these same steps to set the TV screen as your source of audio.
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Connecting a laptop to a TV screen with a VGA port

Here’s how you connect Mac to Samsung Smart TV using a VGA port:

  • Attach your Thunderbolt adapter to the Mac laptop.
  • Plug one end of the VGA cable into the TV screen’s VGA port (ensure it is held firmly in place).
  • Plug the other terminal of the VGA cable into your VGA port of the Thunderbolt adapter.
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FAQ

Connecting Mac to Samsung TV can be done wirelessly. And it’s made simple with an app like JustStream. It’s a third-party mirroring app that lets you stream wirelessly from any Mac to your TV, without hassle, and it does it with high quality and zero lags.

Using an app like JustStream is by far the simplest and most reliable way to connect Mac to Samsung Smart TV wirelessly. And it can be done in just a few steps:

  • Download JustStream from the Mac App Store.
  • Once downloaded, open the app and locate the icon in the menu bar of your Mac.
  • From here you can select the device you want to stream to and click the + to select the file you want to play.
  • It’s as simple as that.
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