How to Cast Mac to Tv

Kyle Wood

Mac, Tutorials

How to Cast Mac to TV

Do you want to enjoy your favorite movies and TV shows on a bigger screen? Casting your Mac to a TV is a great way to do that!

In this tutorial, we will guide you through the steps to cast your Mac screen to a TV. Let’s get started!

What You Will Need:

  • A Mac computer
  • A compatible TV with HDMI or Apple TV
  • An HDMI cable (if required)
  • A stable Wi-Fi connection

Step 1: Connect Your Mac and TV

Before you can cast your Mac screen to the TV, make sure both devices are properly connected. If you have an HDMI-compatible TV, connect one end of the HDMI cable to the HDMI port on your Mac and the other end to an available HDMI port on your TV.

If you have an Apple TV, make sure both your Mac and Apple TV are connected to the same Wi-Fi network.

Step 2: Enable AirPlay on Your Mac

To cast your Mac screen wirelessly using AirPlay, follow these steps:

  1. Click on the Apple menu in the top-left corner of your screen.
  2. Select “System Preferences” from the drop-down menu.
  3. In the System Preferences window, click on “Displays”.
  4. Check the box that says “Show mirroring options in the menu bar when available”. This will add an AirPlay icon to your menu bar.
  5. AirPlay Icon

Step 3: Cast Your Mac Screen to the TV

Now that AirPlay is enabled on your Mac, you can cast your screen to the TV:

  1. Click on the AirPlay icon in the menu bar.
  2. A list of available devices will appear. Select your TV or Apple TV from the list.
  3. Your Mac screen should now be mirrored on the TV. You can adjust the resolution and other settings by going back to the “Displays” section in System Preferences.


If you experience any issues with casting your Mac to the TV, make sure both devices are connected to the same Wi-Fi network. You may also need to update your Mac or Apple TV software for optimal compatibility.


Casting your Mac screen to a TV allows you to enjoy a larger display for movies, presentations, and more. With AirPlay and compatible hardware, it’s easy to connect and cast your Mac screen wirelessly.

Follow these steps and start enjoying your favorite content on the big screen!

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