Mirror Mac to Apple TV

Most users will choose to mirror Mac to Apple TV straight through AirPlay when faced with this task. It’s the built-in function for that and many people consider it the only way to do it.

Apple AirPlay was designed to stream video, audio, photos, documents and other files between various Apple devices and it supports all that in real-time. However, if you find yourself in the situation of needing more advanced functions that are not supported by AirPlay, you need an alternative.

This is where JustStream shines and there are several reasons for that.


Free Demo for 40 Minutes of Streaming/Mirroring

Using the demo version of JustStream you will be able to see exactly how to mirror Mac to Apple TV without needing the AirPlay. The 40 minutes with all the functionality activated are more than enough to see if this app is what you need in terms of streaming and mirroring.
Mirror Mac to Apple TV

Display Settings and Video Quality Tuning

More than just adapting to the target display, JustStream will mirror MacBook to Apple TV while giving you the options to manually adjust the image quality, resolution, and size of the display. Choose from 1080p or 720p and get the best image possible.

Additional Functionality Towards Mouse Cursor

Besides being able to easily adjust video settings, JustStream also comes with another useful functionality regarding the mouse cursor. With this app you can choose to mirror Mac onto Apple TV with capturing mouse cursor movements on the big screen, capturing mouse clicks and highlighting them on the output screen.

How to Mirror MacBook to Apple TV using JustStream

Even though the process to mirror Mac on Apple TV is straightforward, we put together the steps you need to follow to do so, just so we make sure we cover all grounds.
Launch JustStream.
Click the app icon on the Menu bar to open it.
Find the device you wish to mirror to in the list of available monitors you can mirror too.
Select the desired device, in this case it should display as your Apple TV.

  1. As a default setting, the first available device in the list is selected unless you specify another one.
  2. If there are no devices in the list to mirror Mac on Apple TV, make sure that the TV is on and also connected to the same Wi-Fi network. Click on "Refresh device list" option in the JustStream menu to update the list.
Click the Start Streaming button and enjoy.

Note: You can also start mirroring directly by simply double-clicking on the monitor you want in the list, or by selecting the Start Mirroring option from the context menu that can be accessed by clicking the ... (More) button for the device you want to use.

The mirroring will then begin and the screen of your Mac will be displayed on the device.

As a default setting, screen mirroring is on mute. To activate audio when mirroring, please install JustStream Audio Driver and allow it to have access to the microphone (for macOS 10.14 or later).

JustStream Audio Driver is a virtual audio device designed to capture the output sound and loop it back as an input to Mac. This gives JustStream the capability of recording the Mac’s screen along with system audio and send them in a unified stream to the Apple TV. This type of loop-based input is recognized as a microphone by macOS and that’s what generates the need to approve access to it.
Simply press the Stop Streaming button whenever you want to end the mirroring session.


Now that we’ve covered the process of how to screen mirror Mac to Apple TV, it’s time to put together some of the most frequently asked questions so that you have all the needed info on this topic.
After describing all the steps you need to follow to successfully use JustStream and mirror your Mac to Apple TV, we won’t confuse our readers with instructions on how to use AirPlay as well. There’s a detailed step-by-step guide on Apple’s official support website: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204289
By referring to the "how to AirPlay Mac" phrase, users want to know if it’s possible to send videos and other media content directly from their Mac to an Apple TV. Here’s how to achieve that:

1. Once the Mac detects the Apple TV, a special icon will appear in the Menu Bar. Just in case AirPlay is not automatically activated, make sure to make the device visible in Settings. For this, go to System Preferences → Displays → click the option Show mirroring options in the menu bar when available.

2. Load the video, open the website or run the app you want to broadcast.

3. Click AirPlay in the video playback controls and select the desired Apple TV.

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