Setting Mirror Mode
“Mirroring” what is displayed on your MacBook screen is easy! Mirroring is done so that whatever is on-screen will be displayed on your television after the HDMI cable has been plugged in.
Step 1: Connect your Mac to your TV
Step 2: Click on System PreferencesAfter connecting your Mac to your TV, the F7 hotkey will be activated. This will allow you to activate the Mirroring Mode.
Step 3: Select Displays once the drop-down menu appears
Step 4: ArrangementAnother menu pane will emerge (Display Preferences). Click on Arrangement.
Step 5: Mirror DisplaysOn the lower left hand corner of your Mac’s screen, you will see a check box named Mirror Displays. Click on the check box to activate the Mirroring for all connected displays. At the center of your screen, you will see a configuration area where you can make other changes as to what will appear on the other displays connected to your MacBook.
Step 6: Mission accomplished!If all went well with the mirroring, your television screen should be mirroring your Mac display.
Here's a helpful video showing the process:
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