If you want to stream video from Mac to Apple TV, there are several approaches you can use. This can be accomplished with AirPlay or cables. Moreover, if you need a more versatile solution, which works with a variety of Smart TVs, you’re better off using a standalone third-party app. Elmedia Player offers convenient streaming capabilities if you’re going to stream from Mac to TV. Compatibility will never be an issue.
Elmedia is a great all-around streaming app. For example, if you want to stream movies from Mac to Apple TV, or other content such as music videos, you don’t need to worry about format compatibility. Elmedia supports anything from MPEG, AVI, WMV, to FLV, MKV, MP4, M4V, etc., without the need for codecs.
The app even automatically converts all streamed media, so it’s readable by Apple TV. Subtitles, audio settings, resolution and more playback customization options will let you get the best viewing experience. Elmedia allows you to test 5 minutes streaming feature for free, to get a feel of its full potential. You can also try it for other purposes, such as streaming Mac to Roku, Chromecast, LG and any other compatible receiver device.
2. Turn on your Apple TV and Smart TV. Make sure all devices are connected to the same WiFi network.
3. On your laptop, locate the video or audio file that you’d like to stream.
4. Open the file in the Elmedia Player app.
5. In the bottom right corner of Elmedia Player, press the streaming icon and select the device to stream to (Apple TV) from the available list.
Note that Elmedia Player’s free version allows for 5 minutes of free streaming. To unleash its full capabilities and control options, we recommend upgrading to Elmedia Player PRO.
JustStream is another great app if you want to AirPlay to TV by using your Apple TV. It’s very lightweight and comes with a variety of useful features. For example, you get full control over the playback settings from your Mac, as well as subtitle integration, adding external audio, and more. Not to mention that the app is capable of transcoding unsupported formats during streaming.
JustStream works with TV brands like LG, Samsung, Sony, etc. In fact, you don’t even need to stick to using AirPlay. JustStream supports different protocols, so even though some Smart TVs and devices don’t support Apple’s proprietary technology, you can connect to them via DLNA.
The Apple AirPlay has a number of applications. Maybe you’d like to share a video from your iPhone to your TV? Or you’d like to cast a YouTube video? You can do both with AirPlay. It lets you connect your Mac, iPhone or iPad to an Apple TV or an AirPlay 2-compatible Smart TV. It works for both audio and video, and all it requires is a Wi-Fi network.
If you’re a Windows user, you can also stream video, but only if you have iTunes installed and a relatively new operating system version.
To stream local files via Apple TV, you can use Elmedia Player. The app also allows you to stream YouTube, Dailymotion, or Vimeo videos. Just use its "Open Online Video" feature.
Another way is by using AirPlay. To mirror your entire screen, go to the Control Center in your Mac’s menu bar, click “Screen Mirroring”, then select your Apple TV. To stream a particular video, open said video on your Apple device and tap the AirPlay icon. Choose your Apple TV.
To stream from your iOS device directly to a TV, follow these steps: