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Connect Mac to Sony Bravia Wireless - An Easy Guide

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As great as the Mac is, watching videos on the big screen always beats a smaller screen. It creates a full experience that can be enjoyed by all users and is perfect for larger gatherings. And thankfully, it’s a simple fix. But in this article, we’ll go through a few ways on how to connect Mac to TV wirelessly, so whether you have a wire or not, you’ll be able to enjoy your videos and movies just the same.

Learn How to Connect Mac to TV Wirelessly and Stream Everything

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Sharing content wirelessly from your Mac to Apple TV is relatively simple. And Apple makes it that much easier. Thanks to their systems, all it takes is a few clicks and navigation through your Mac’s system preferences and you’ll be connected wirelessly just like that.

Connect Mac to Sony TV Wirelessly with JustStream

However, if you want to know how to connect Mac to TV wirelessly without Apple TV, without the use of Apple TV, then you’ll need to rely on a third-party app.

How to connect Mac to Sony Bravia wirelessly

1
Download JustStream from the App Store.
2
Once downloaded, you’ll see an icon in the menu bar of your Mac.
3

Click on the icon and choose the files you want to mirror to your Smart TV.

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4

From here, choose the TV you want your Mac to mirror to.

 How to connect Macbook to Sony Bravia

Note

  1. By default, the first available screen is selected.
  2. If you can’t seem to find your device on the list, make sure your TV is on. Then, confirm that it’s connected to the same network as your Mac. Then, click the refresh button and your device should show up on the screen.
  3. Click the Start button to start streaming.

Note: When you start streaming, the contents of your Mac will immediately show up on the connected TV screen.

Also, the screen mirroring isn’t equipped with sound. To get sound, you’ll need to install JustStream Audio Driver (available with JustStream installer).

To stop streaming, click on Stop Streaming.

Connect MacBook Air to TV Using an HDMI Cable

If you want to connect MacBook Air to TV, this option wouldn’t work, as MacBook Airs don’t come with an HDMI port. But if your Mac does have an HDMI port, this could be a solid and quick-fix option to stream your content from Mac to your Sony TV. Most modern TVs will have an HDMI port (or more).

Connect Mac to Sony HDMI

If you have an HDMI cable, you’ll be able to connect it to your TV as long as you have one or more of these devices:

  • Mac mini (Mid 2010) and later, (2018 model offers HDMI 2)
  • MacBook Pro with Retina display (Mid 2012 to Early 2015)
  • Mac Pro (Late 2013)

Step 1. Connect a Mini DisplayPort to HDMI adapter to the MacBook.

Step 2. Connect your HDMI cable to an open end of the Mini DisplayPort adapter.

Step 3. Connect a mini-pin audio cable to your MacBook, which is typically found on the left side. A 3.5mm headphone cable will also fit here.

Step 4. With the other open end of the HDMI adapter cable (one end connected to your MacBook), connect it to your TV. You’ll normally find an HDMI "in" port on the back or side of the TV. And take the mini-pin audio cable connected to your Mac and connect the other end to the "PC/HDMI Audio In" slot of your TV.

Step 5. Turn on your MacBook and press "Fn" and "F10" together to bring up and transfer your Mac’s display to your TV.

Step 6. Almost at the end now, simply use your TV remote to navigate to the input source menu. From here you’ll select either HDMI 1 or HDMI 2 output to bring up your Mac’s display on the TV.

Sony Mac Connectivity Using Thunderbolt Port

  • You’ll need a functioning Thunderbolt adapter.
  • Plug the adapter into your MacBook.
  • One end of the cable should be connected to the TV’s HDMI port and the other should be connected to the Thunderbolt adapter.
  • Follow these steps to set your TV’s audio source.
Connect Mac to Sony Bravia using Thunderbolt adapter.

USB-C Sony Mac Solution

  • Connect one end of the USB-C to HDMI adapter into your Mac’s USB-C port.
  • One end of your HDMI cable should be connected to your TV and the other should be connected to your USB-C to HDMI adapter of your Mac.
  • To set your TV as the audio source, follow these same steps.
Connect Mac to Sony Bravia using USC-C port

FAQ

If you don’t have an HDMI cable, you can either connect through AirPlay on Mac or by using an app like JustStream to connect MacBook Air to TV wirelessly.

Alternatively, if you can’t make a wireless connection for whatever reason, you can use your VGA port. Connect a Thunderbolt adapter to your MacBook and connect one end of the VGA cable into your TV’s VGA port and the other into the Thunderbolt adapter.

Not all Sony TVs have AirPlay capability. You can acquire connectivity with a software update, but only on a few models: XBR A9F series. XBR A9G series. XBR X850G series.

Here’s the simple answer:

  1. Turn on Wi-Fi on your iPhone’s settings.
  2. Choose Direct-xx-BRAVIA on the list of available networks and input the password.
  3. Your TV will bring up a password (WPA) key. Enter that key into your iPhone and hit Join.
  4. In a few seconds, your connection will be made and you’ll be good to go.
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