How to Connect Macbook to TV

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You can connect your Mac or MacBook to your television!

Get access to all the great online content out there that’s inexpensive and much that is commercial free. 

What can I watch by hooking my Mac to my TV? 

By hooking your Mac up to your TV you can watch Netflix streaming. You can use Hulu and get access to TV. You can catch YouTube. You can look at your iPhotos from your Mac and put them up on the big screen. And hey, if your Mac has a DVD player, you can watch DVDs, too. You can get on iTunes and watch TV shows and movies. Listen to music in your iTunes library through your TV with bigger and better speakers.

How do I do it?

Step 1: Find the right adaptor cable to convert your Mac's video port to HDMI (see above). Connect this adaptor to your Mac.

Step 2: Connect an HDMI cable from the adaptor to an HDMI port on your TV.

Step 3: Press input or source on your TV remote to switch to the HDMI input.

Step 4: You should now see the desktop background on your TV and can drag applications over to it. If you want your MacBook display and TV to show the exact same thing (much better for TV and movie watching), set your Mac for "mirror mode."

Step 5: To get audio going through the TV speakers on later model Macs, click System Preferences and then Sound. In the "Output" list in the middle, look for "HDMI" or the name of your TV and click it. Early model Macs require a separate audio cable as they do not send audio through the video port.