You can use the standard macOS screenshot commands. To take a clean screenshot without the control bar or any Mac window trimmings in the shot, follow these steps:. Great tips - thanks Josh. It would be handy to automate these steps. I normally use the ATV with a projector and so have to set up the screen. Mirroring to an iMac in the same room will be handy sometimes e. I will experiment and report back. Connect that port to your Mac with a USB cable and you can mirror its screen over that link.
I see no settings that would change this. It turns out that I have a 4th gen ATV see my incorrect post above. The iMac is currently connected by ethernet so I suppose the next step is to try it with wifi. But having the ATV and iMac on wifi is not a good setup for me. Depending on your router, multicast traffic used for service discovery may not be forwarded between the wired and wireless portions of your network. Multicast packets would be forwarded from the wired Ethernet ports to the wireless network but not in the other direction.
So if I tried sharing my iTunes collection on my desktop system on the wired network , my laptop wireless could not see it. But if I shared iTunes on the laptop, the desktop system could see it. The USB-c cable connection worked for me using Quicktime. If you want to mirror the content from a particular app or video with AirPlay functionality, select the AirPlay icon and choose your smart TV from the list of available devices.
However, here are a few things to keep in mind to ensure you can AirPlay seamlessly from your Mac to a non-Apple smart TV. Both Apple and Samsung list compatible TVs and monitors on their support sites. For help finding your TV model number , look on the packaging, in the user manual, or on the back of the device. By Yoona Wagener. Yoona Wagener. Reviewed by Jessica Kormos. Jessica Kormos is a writer and editor with 15 years' experience writing articles, copy, and UX content for Tecca.
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Connect your Mac to the same Wi-Fi network as your Apple TV or AirPlay 2-compatible smart TV. On your Mac, click in the menu bar at the top of your screen. If you don't see, go to Apple menu > System Preferences > Displays, then select "Show mirroring options in the menu bar when available.". Click the Screen Mirroring icon in the Control Centre, then choose your Apple TV. To set whether your desktop matches the size of the Mac screen or the TV. Use AirPlay to stream or share content from your Apple devices to your Apple TV, AirPlay 2-compatible smart TV, or Mac. Stream a video.