In the current tech-driven era, our devices are more interconnected than ever before. And when it comes to Apple’s ecosystem, this interconnectivity is epitomized by a feature known as “AirPlay”. This blog post will walk you through how to use AirPlay on your MacBook Air.
What is AirPlay?
AirPlay is a proprietary protocol stack/suite developed by Apple Inc. It allows wireless streaming between devices of audio, video, device screens, and photos, together with related metadata. Originally only implemented in Apple’s software and devices, it was called AirTunes and used for audio only.
Setting Up AirPlay on MacBook Air
To begin, ensure that your MacBook Air and the device you wish to AirPlay to are on the same Wi-Fi network. The device could be an Apple TV or an AirPlay 2-compatible smart TV.
Steps to AirPlay on your MacBook Air
- Click on the Apple icon located in the top left corner of your screen.
- Click on System Preferences.
- From the System Preferences window, click on Displays.
- In the Displays window, you will see an option for AirPlay Display. Click on this dropdown menu. You should see a list of available devices to which you can AirPlay.
- Select the device you want to AirPlay to.
Your MacBook Air screen should now be mirrored on your selected device.
Once you start using Airplay, you can adjust various settings as per your preference. Navigate to the menu bar, and click on the AirPlay icon. From here, you can change your screen resolution, choose to either mirror your display or use your TV as a separate display.
Whether you’re presenting something at work, showing photos from your latest vacation, or streaming your favorite show, AirPlay on MacBook Air simplifies the process. With a few simple steps, you can take your MacBook Air’s display to the big screen for everyone to enjoy.
Note: Make sure both your MacBook Air and the device you want to AirPlay to are updated to the latest software version for the best experience.