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Connect Mac to Sony Bravia: Wireless and with Cables

Trying to connect Mac to TV using HDMI and Thunderbolt cables? We have a better option - connect Mac to Sony Bravia wirelessly. All it takes is a single app. JustStream is available on the Mac App Store, and it connects to any TV or DLNA-enabled device. Learn more below.

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Connect Mac to Sony Bravia wirelessly by downloading the JustStream app. It’s simple to install and launch and lets you view video files on your TV. The destination device doesn’t even have to support the file format, including AVI, FLV, SKV, WMV, and WAV.

How to connect laptop to Sony Bravia TV wirelessly

One feature that sets JustStream apart from the competition is that it’s a single app that can connect with any major TV brand or DLNA-enabled device. If you want to connect Mac to Samsung Smart TV, LG, Panasonic, Roku, or Chromecast, you can do it wirelessly with JustStream.

How to connect Mac to Sony Bravia wirelessly using JustStream

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Download JustStream from the Mac App Store.
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Once downloaded, open the app and you’ll see an icon in the menu bar of your Mac.
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Click on the icon and choose the video you want to stream to your Smart TV.

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From here, select the TV to which you wish to mirror your Mac.

 How to connect Macbook to Sony Bravia

How to connect Mac to TV with an HDMI cable

The most common hardware for connecting any device to your TV is an HDMI cable. They let you stream high-definition video and audio from computers, streaming boxes, or set-top boxes to your television. Those versions of Macbook that use a Thunderbolt port can still connect to external screens using an HDMI with an adapter. Follow these steps to connect Mac to Sony TV with an HDMI cable:

  1. Connect one end of the HDMI cable to the TV port.
  2. Insert the other end into the Thunderbolt to HDMI adapter or directly into the Mac’s HDMI port.
  3. On your Mac, click the Apple logo and select "System Preferences."
  4. Open the "Displays" menu and choose the "Default for display" option. The computer will auto select the best output format for the destination device.
  5. If you want to hear sound through the TV as well, from "System Preferences," select "Sound."
  6. Choose the destination device from the options.

Using an HDMI cable to connect your Mac to a Sony TV gives you high-def streaming for audio and video but limits you to the length of the cable. When you use this method, you also have to bring an additional cable to work, school, or travel.

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Connecting Mac to Sony TV wirelessly is easy when you use the JustStream app. It’s a one-time download that lets you cast your laptop or computer screen to a TV using the Wi-Fi network.

  1. Install the app and double-click to launch.
  2. Click the JustStream icon in the top menu bar.
  3. Select the files you want to cast using the "+" icon.
  4. Choose the TV from the list of available devices.
  5. Click "Start Streaming" at the top of the pop-up window.

JustStream lets you connect Mac to TV wirelessly for all major brands, including Sony, Panasonic, and LG. Plus, you can connect Mac to Roku, Chromecast, and any DLNA-enabled device–all with one easy download through the website or App Store.

Some models of Sony TVs are compatible with Apple’s AirPlay 2, including:

  • X950G Series
  • Z9G Series
  • A9G Series

Because these models have AirPlay 2 compatibility, it’s easy to connect your iPhone, iPad, and laptop to your Sony TV wirelessly.

If you have a PC instead of a Mac, connecting the two without an HDMI cable using Wi-Fi Direct with your network’s WPA key is still possible. Just follow these simple steps:

  1. On your TV, open the Wi-Fi Direct Mode by pressing the Home or Menu button on the remote, navigating to "Applications" and then "Wi-Fi Direct Mode."
  2. On your PC, go to the "Start" menu and open the "Control Panel."
  3. Choose "Category" on the "View" menu to display options for "Network" and "Internet" and select them both.
  4. Click "Connect to a Network."
  5. Choose the SSID displayed on the TV. You can view the SSID and WPA key on the TV by pressing the "Options" button on the remote and navigating to "Manual" then "Other Methods."
  6. Select "Connect."
  7. When the security key window pops up, just input the WPA key from the TV and select "OK." WPA keys are case-sensitive, so it’s essential to copy directly from the TV.

Sony Bravia features Apple TV compatibility. However, it doesn’t support 4K streaming. Also, you must connect the Apple TV device to a network to take advantage of popular streaming services.

You can use an HDMI cable to connect Mac to Sony Bravia, giving you access to 4K streaming through your laptop.

If you’re wondering how to connect your laptop to a Sony Bravia tv via Wi-Fi Direct, it’s technology that allows devices with internet access to connect without using a wireless access point through a network router. For smartphones–both iPhone and Android–or tablets like iPad with internet capabilities, you can send content directly to a TV with Wi-Fi direct capability.

It’s important to note that TVs and devices may need the latest system software update to take advantage of this feature. Sony Bravia has Wi-Fi direct, but it’s not available on all Sony TVs; check the device’s specifications to determine if your product does.

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