How to Connect a MacBook to a TV? To show or extend your MacBook screen, use a cable or AirPlay. A USB-C or Thunderbolt-3 to HDMI or DVI adapter can be used to connect your MacBook computer to your TV. You can also use AirPlay to mirror your MacBook screen or extend the screen and utilise the television as a second monitor if you have a smart TV. Older MacBooks may have a mini-Display port, but you can still connect your MacBook to your TV with an adaptor.
This article describes how to connect your MacBook computer to your TV, including via a cable or wirelessly using AirPlay and a smart TV.
How to Connect a MacBook to a TV?
It’s convenient to be able to connect your MacBook computer to a television screen for streaming, gaming, or having a larger workspace. If you have a smart TV, AirPlay is the simplest way to connect your MacBook to it.
Before you begin connecting your MacBook to your smart TV, check sure they are both on the same network and powered on.
- Navigate to Settings > Displays on your Macbook.
- Choose AirPlay Display from the dropdown menu.
- Select the smart TV or gadget that will serve as a display for your MacBook.
- When the connection is established, a little window may show on your smart TV. Select Gather Windows on your MacBook screen to draw all your windows together and extend your screen if you wish to use your TV as a second display for your MacBook. You can then use your TV as a secondary monitor.
- If you wish to mirror your MacBook screen to your smart TV, go to Display Settings and select Mirror Display.
- When you’re finished and want to disconnect the monitor, follow the steps above and select Off in Step 3.
Alternatively, you can go to your menu bar’s Control Centre and select Screen Mirroring, then select the TV to which you want to mirror your screen. Once the connection is established, you may select whether to mirror or extend your display. When you’re finished, return to Screen Mirroring and click the name of the TV you’ve linked to disconnect.
Also Read: How to Connect AirPods to a MacBook Air