How to Share Mac Screen With Tv

Alicia Santos

Mac, Tutorials

Are you tired of watching your favorite movies or TV shows on a small Mac screen? Do you want to share your Mac screen with a TV for a better viewing experience?

Well, you’re in luck! In this tutorial, we will guide you through the process of sharing your Mac screen with a TV. So grab your popcorn and let’s get started!

Step 1: Check Your Mac and TV Compatibility

Before diving into the screen-sharing process, it’s important to ensure that your Mac and TV are compatible. Check if your Mac has an HDMI port or if you have the necessary adapters to connect it to the TV. Additionally, make sure that your TV has an available HDMI input port.

Step 2: Connect Your Mac to the TV

Once you’ve confirmed compatibility, it’s time to establish a physical connection between your Mac and the TV. Connect one end of the HDMI cable to your Mac’s HDMI port (or adapter) and the other end to the HDMI input port on your TV.


If you’re using an adapter, make sure it is properly connected to both the Mac and the HDMI cable.

Step 3: Configure Audio Output

In order to enjoy sound on your TV while sharing the screen, you need to configure audio output settings on your Mac. To do this:

  • 1. Click on the Apple menu in the top-left corner of your screen.
  • 2. Select “System Preferences” from the dropdown menu.
  • 3. Choose “Sound” from the System Preferences window.
  • 4. In the “Output” tab, select your TV as the audio output device.

Step 4: Enable Screen Sharing

Now that your Mac is physically connected to the TV and audio settings are configured, it’s time to enable screen sharing.

  • 1. Open “System Preferences” from the Apple menu. Select “Sharing” from the System Preferences window. Check the box next to “Screen Sharing” in the left sidebar. Make sure your Mac is set to allow connections from the TV or other devices you want to share your screen with. You can add specific users or select “Everyone” for broader access.

Step 5: Connect and Share

You’re almost there! Now it’s time to connect your Mac and TV for screen sharing:

  • 1. On your TV remote, switch the input source to the HDMI port you connected your Mac to. On your Mac, open Finder and click on “Go” in the menu bar at the top of the screen. Then select “Connect to Server”. In the dialog box that appears, type in vnc://[IP Address of Your Mac] and click “Connect”.

    The IP address can be found in System Preferences > Network > Wi-Fi/Ethernet (depending on your connection).

  • Note:
    If prompted, enter your username and password for authentication purposes. Make sure you have authorized these credentials to access your Mac. Once connected, your Mac screen should appear on the TV. You can now enjoy your favorite content on a bigger screen!


Sharing your Mac screen with a TV is a fantastic way to enhance your viewing experience. By following these easy steps, you can enjoy movies, TV shows, or even work presentations on a larger display. So go ahead and connect your Mac to the TV for an immersive experience like never before!

We hope you found this tutorial helpful. Happy screen sharing!

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