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.
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.
Choose the files you want to mirror.
Choose the TV that you wish to mirror your Mac screen to.
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 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.
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.
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.
When connecting Mac to Samsung TV, for example, you can choose what your TV displays:
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:
When connecting Mac to TV HDMI, you can follow these simple steps:
Here’s how you connect Mac to Samsung Smart TV using a VGA port: