How to Connect MacBook to TV Wirelessly

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Connecting MacBook to TV Wirelessly

Connecting a MacBook to a TV is easier than you might think. You can mirror your MacBook to a TV screen with an Apple TV, the appropriate cables, or a smart TV with built-in AirPlay.

You can play your favorite movies and TV shows from your MacBook on your smart TV and stream shows from streaming services such as Amazon Prime Video, Apple TV+, and Netflix. Additionally, you can showcase your gaming skills on your TV.

Many companies now use large TV screens in conference rooms instead of projectors, making this tip useful for people who need to give presentations at work. It’s easy to connect a MacBook wirelessly to a TV, but there are a couple of methods to choose from.

In this review, we will examine these methods or techniques one after the other, from using the Apple TV to mirror your MacBook’s screen to using third-party apps such as LetsView to connect your MacBook to your smart TV.

Moreover, with several TV manufacturers announcing they will be incorporating AirPlay 2 into their models and Amazon Fire TV and Roku, it’s about to become easier to share a MacBook’s screen wirelessly with a TV.

Connecting MacBook to TV Wirelessly using AirPlay

Before attempting to connect your MacBook to your Smart TV, ensure that both your MacBook and Smart TV are switched on and connected to the same network.

  1. Click on the Apple logo in the upper-left corner of your screen.
  2. Next, click on ‘System Preferences.’
How To Connect MacBook To TV Wirelessly

How To Connect MacBook To TV Wirelessly

  1. Then click on ‘Displays.’

  1. Next, click on ‘AirPlay Display’ from the dropdown menu.

  1. Then select the Smart TV you want to connect to your MacBook.

  1. Once you’ve made the connection, a small window may appear on your TV. If you’d like to use your TV as a second display for your MacBook, click on ‘Gather Windows’ on your MacBook’s display to gather all your windows and extend your screen.

  1. If you’d like to mirror your MacBook’s display to your smart TV, click on the ‘Arrangement’ option in your MacBook’s ‘Display Settings.’
  2. Next, click on ‘Mirror Display.’

  1. Once you’re done and want to disconnect your TV, follow the instructions illustrated above and click on’ Off in the 3rd step.’
  2. Alternatively, click on the ‘Control Center’ in your menu bar,
  3. Then click on ‘Screen Mirroring.’
  4. Next, click on the TV you’d like to mirror your MacBook’s screen too.
  5. Once the connection is made, you can select the option to extend or mirror your display. When you’re done, launch ‘Screen Mirroring’ again and click on the name of the television you’ve connected to to terminate the connection.


Connecting a MacBook to a smart TV using Miracast isn’t complicated, as Miracast is now supported by macOS.

  1. The first step is to join the hotspot wireless signal broadcast by your smart TV. Click on Wi-Fi and then on ‘MiraScreen.’

  1. Your MacBook’s screen will now appear on your TV.

  1. Moreover, if you click the AirPlay icon, you’ll see an option saying, ‘Use as Separate Display.’ Activating this feature turns your TV into a second display, a virtual desktop extension where you can drag an open app’s window.
  2. Lastly, to configure your TV’s picture resolution, click ‘Open Display Settings.’
How To Connect MacBook To TV Wirelessly

How To Connect MacBook To TV Wirelessly

3rd Party Option – LetsView

If you prefer to connect your MacBook to a TV without using native options, LetsView is an excellent choice. LetsView is a free wireless screen mirroring tool for MacBooks that allows you to mirror your MacBook display to your smart TV.

  1. Start by ensuring your MacBook and TV are connected to the same Wi-Fi network.
  2. Download and install the application on both your MacBook and TV.
  3. Launch the LetsView app on your MacBook and your TV.
  4. A PIN code will appear on your TV’s display.

  1. Switch to ‘Computer Screen Mirroring’ on your MacBook by entering the PIN code displayed on your TV in the text box on the LetsView application interface.
  2. Finally, click ‘Start’ to mirror your MacBook to your TV immediately.
How To Connect MacBook To TV Wirelessly

How To Connect MacBook To TV Wirelessly

Final Thought

The methods described above are the best and most practical ways to connect a MacBook to a TV wirelessly. All methods are quite effective in terms of the screen mirroring process. Whichever method you choose, you won’t be disappointed.

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