You can find AirPlay compatibility in different apps, even a video player for Mac. Alternatively, macOS and native software also offer reliable ways to stream to Apple devices. Find out how to stream movies from Mac to TV.
Elmedia Player can open and stream any format through AirPlay 2 or DLNA. It is also compatible with Chromecast and devices like Roku. It has numerous settings for better streaming compatibility, such as resolution adjustment (to help with low bandwidth), subtitle encoding and burning, and more. And the other settings come in handy too - for example, external audio and subtitle tracks, and subtitle search.
You can learn how to stream Mac to TV in the free trial version. The streaming feature can be tested for free - you get 5 minutes to try it out.
2. Make sure that your Mac and TV are powered on and connected to the same network.
3. Open Elmedia Player and play a video.
4. You’ll see a Streaming icon in the bottom right, next to Settings and Playlist. Click it.
5. Select your receiving device from the menu. That’s it!
Stream Mac to TV wirelessly without any unnecessary features. JustStream is a specialized streaming player with a compact interface. It’s compatible with any format, most network media devices (AirPlay, DLNA, Chromecast), and even external subtitles.
Stream media or mirror, enable or disable your mouse pointer, or adjust the streaming resolution - there’s a lot you can find in JustStream that can’t be found in the default Mac AirPlay functionality.
This small widget can mirror your whole screen, or stream a single app if you want to. It has no need for advanced controls, since you’ll be using the player app to control the playback. It is capable of streaming MacBook to TV of almost any model. The list of 816 compatible models will ensure that it works with your device. The Pro version is a subscription service, so note that if you want to upgrade the app.
If both of your devices have AirPlay, then you should be able to stream from Mac to TV without third-party apps. For example, macOS has a built-in screen mirroring feature. It isn’t perfect by any means, which may lead you to seek out better apps.
The following Apple device models are AirPlay-compatible:
This is a foolproof method that doesn’t even require a network connection. It should work in most cases, unless either of the devices is damaged. Use Thunderbolt, DVI or HDMI cables to connect your Mac to a TV. Use System Settings - Monitors and System Settings - Sound to start using the wired connection. After that, your desktop will be projected directly to the other screen. Just choose a file and start streaming video from Mac to TV.
Chrome Browser also has a screencasting feature: