Stream and View content from your MacBook on your TV using Apple TV and AirPlay

Edited by Nate Pepperell, Lynn, Clownz, Eng

This article will show you how to view content and files that you have stored in your Macbook, on the much larger screen of your HDTV. This means you can listen to music, watch movies and play video games in High Definition on a much larger screen. Follow the instructions below to connect your Macbook to your TV using Apple TV and AirPlay.

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View content from your Macbook on your TV using Apple TV and AirPlay.

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    Make sure your Apple TV device is connected to your TV
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    Your TV screen should display the Apple logo when you turn on your Apple TV device. (Click the following link for instructions on How To Connect an Apple TV Device to your HDTV).
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  2. 2
    Check to ensure that WiFi networks are the same
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    To enable AirPlay, your Macbook and Apple TV device need to be connected to the same WiFi network.
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    Select the AirPlay icon from your Macbook Task Tray
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    This should be located near the upper right corner of your screen. Find the AirPlay icon and click on it.
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    Turn on AirPlay
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    After clicking on the AirPlay icon, you will see a tab titled AirPlay Mirroring. Click on this tab and select "ON."
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    Your Macbook should now be connected to your TV
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    If you have followed these instructions correctly, your TV screen should be displaying a mirror image of what is being displayed on your Macbook screen. You can now stream and view content from your Macbook on the much larger screen of your TV.
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Tips Tricks & Warnings

  • These instructions will only work for MacBooks made in 2011 or later. Older versions of Macbook do not support Apple AirPlay Mirroring options.

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Recent edits by: Clownz, Lynn, Nate Pepperell

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