How to Screen Mirror From Your Mac to Your Smart TV

Easily mirror your Mac screen on your smart TV!
2 minutes

One of my all-time favorite Apple features is AirPlay. With AirPlay, viewing content from your iPhone, iPad, or iPod to a smart TV or other device is incredibly easy. You can share content such as videos, photos, social media, and more using AirPlay.

Being in graduate school, I often have to get creative with how I get my work done. When working on big projects, watching videos, practicing presentations, or working on a team, AirPlay and Screen Mirroring is a great way to put your data on a bigger screen that more people can see and work from.

However you want to use AirPlay Screen Mirroring, as long as you have iTunes 10.2 or a Mac made in 2011 or later, you should be able to use AirPlay. Just remember that there are a few things you will want to double-check before getting started!

Before using Screen Mirroring

Before using Screen Mirroring, check the following:

  1. Make sure both devices are powered on.
  2. Make sure your Mac is on the same Wi-Fi as your smart TV or other device.
  3. Make sure your devices are within reasonable range of one another. Suffice it to say that you want to be in the same room when attempting to use AirPlay and Screen Mirroring.

Note: Keep in mind that not all data can be streamed using Screen Mirroring. While most data can be shared via Screen Mirroring, some content is off limits; This is usually due to copyright laws.

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Unlock Your Mac

First, unlock your Mac using your password or Touch ID.

Find Your Content

Then, find the content you want your smart TV to mirror.

Open the Control Center

Next, open the Control Center. The Control Center icon should be in your Task Bar in the upper right-hand corner.

Click "Screen Mirroring"

Now, click "Screen Mirroring."

Select Your Device

Lastly, select the device you want to connect to with AirPlay and enjoy the content on a larger display.

See if your battery needs to be replaced.
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Because your MacBook is so important for all that you do in a day, it is important to take good care of your Mac battery, monitor your Mac's battery health, and check the cycle count of your Mac's battery when to determine if your Mac needs a new battery. This might sound like a lot of maintenance, but checking your Mac's cycle count is an easy way to determine if your Mac needs a new battery, and it's actually incredibly simple. A battery's maximum cycle count is how many charge cycles your Mac can complete before the battery is no longer able to perform and will need replacing. In this guide, I show you how to check your Mac battery's cycle count and determine if your battery needs to be replaced.