How to Airplay From Mac to Tv

Charlotte Daniels

Mac, Tutorials

Do you want to enjoy your favorite movies, TV shows, or even presentations on a bigger screen? With AirPlay, you can easily stream content from your Mac to your TV. Whether you have an Apple TV or a smart TV that supports AirPlay, this tutorial will guide you through the process step by step.

What is AirPlay?

AirPlay is an Apple technology that allows wireless streaming of audio and video content between devices. It enables you to mirror the screen of your Mac onto a larger display such as a television. This way, you can enjoy high-quality content on a bigger and more immersive screen.


  • A Mac computer (running macOS X Mountain Lion or later)
  • An Apple TV (2nd generation or later) or a smart TV with built-in AirPlay support
  • A stable Wi-Fi network connection

Step 1: Connect your Mac and TV to the same Wi-Fi network

To use AirPlay, ensure that both your Mac and your TV are connected to the same Wi-Fi network. This is essential for them to communicate with each other seamlessly.

Step 2: Enable AirPlay on your TV

If you have an Apple TV, make sure it is connected and powered on. Then, using your remote control, navigate to the settings menu and locate the AirPlay option.

Enable it by selecting “On. “

If you have a smart TV with built-in AirPlay support, consult your TV’s user manual for instructions on how to enable it.

Step 3: Enable AirPlay on your Mac

On your Mac, click on the menu bar at the top of the screen and select the AirPlay icon. It looks like a rectangle with a triangle at the bottom. A dropdown menu will appear with available AirPlay devices.

Note: If you don’t see the AirPlay icon in your menu bar, go to System Preferences, click on Displays, and check the box that says “Show mirroring options in the menu bar when available.”

Step 4: Select your TV

From the dropdown menu, select your TV or Apple TV device that you want to mirror your Mac’s screen onto. Once selected, your Mac will connect to the TV.

Note: If prompted, enter the AirPlay passcode displayed on your TV screen.

Step 5: Start AirPlaying from Mac to TV

Congratulations! Your Mac’s screen is now mirrored on your TV.

You can open any app or content on your Mac, and it will be displayed on the larger screen. You can enjoy movies, browse photos, give presentations, or even play games with a more immersive experience.

Additional Tips:

  • To stop AirPlay mirroring, simply click on the AirPlay icon in your Mac’s menu bar and select “Turn Off AirPlay Mirroring.”
  • You can adjust the display resolution and other settings by going to System Preferences > Displays > Arrangement.

With these simple steps, you can easily airplay from your Mac to a compatible TV. Enjoy a bigger and better viewing experience with just a few clicks!

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