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Casting from a Mac to your Smart TV

If you have Apple TV, Chromecast or Roku connected to your Smart TV, follow the steps listed on Pages 3-6 to search and select your chosen title on your Macbook. Then:

Using Apple TV (for Macbook)

If you have Apple TV connected to your Smart TV, you can cast from your Macbook to the Smart TV via AirPlay.

  1. Switch your TV AUX or EXT (or equivalent) setting to the corresponding HDMI port where your Apple TV is connected.
  2. On your Apple TV Menu page, go to Settings and click AirPlay and HomeKit.
  3. In AirPlay and HomeKit ensure AirPlay is switched to On.
  4. Return to your Apple TV Menu page.
  5. On your Macbook, go to System Preferences and click Displays.
  6. In Displays, go to the AirPlay Display drop-down and select the room in which your Apple TV device is located. Your current Macbook display will now be mirrored on your TV.

7. On your Macbook, click WATCH on your chosen title. As it begins to play, you can adjust the screen display (eg. expand to Full Screen) as you require for your TV.

Using Chromecast (for Macbook)

If you have Chromecast connected to your Smart TV, you can cast from your Macbook to the Smart TV via the Chrome browser – provided you have enabled Mirroring in the Chrome browser.

  1. To enable Mirroring in your Chrome browser, begin by opening up Chrome.
  2. In the address bar, type in chrome://flags and hit Enter.
  3. press both your CTRL + F keys on your keyboard to bring up the Findtool.
  4. Type in Mirroring, and hit Enter.
  5. Your Chrome browsers Mirroring services should appear. From the drop-down select Enabled.
  • This change will take effect once you close and re-launch Chrome. To do this, hit the Relaunch button in the bottom right corner.
  • Now you have enabled mirroring on your Macbook, Switch your TV AUX or EXT (or equivalent) setting to the corresponding HDMI port where your Chromecast is connected.
  •  Once the Chromecast homepage appears on your TV screen, click ‘WATCH’ on the title on your laptop.
  • The video will begin playing on your laptop. Look for a white screen icon in the bottom right corner of the control panel. Click on the screen icon.

A box will pop up on your laptop screen listing the available devices you can cast to. Click on the one that relates to your Chromecast device.

The white screen icon will now turn blue and the video will begin casting to your TV.

Using 4K Roku (for Macbook)

You can also now cast from a Macbook to a Roku device, provided it is one of the new 4K Roku models (or later).

  1. Switch your TV AUX or EXT (or equivalent) setting to the corresponding HDMI port where your Roku device is connected.
  2. Press the Home button on your Roku remote.
  3. Select Settings, and go to Apple AirPlay and HomeKit.
  4. Click OK to complete the set-up.
  5. Your Roku is now ready to receive AirPlay.
  6. Back on your Macbook, once you have selected the title you want to view, click WATCH.
  7. Click on the AirPlay video icon at the top of your screen to find your Roku device.

Click on the Roku device from the dropdown, and the video will cast to your TV.