I am loath to start yet another thread on this topic but I have read 4 thousand of the roughly 683 million threads on this subject over the last few days and I feel like I know less than I did when I started. And my head hurts. I have an iPad that I want to use with a new Mac mini just like millions of other people seemingly as a monitor and to control things like PLEX. The mini is connected to a projector and has a wireless keyboard and trackpad. My question is this: Can this be done without using VNC? I only want to connect over my local network (airport extreme) and in fact want to prevent any access from the internet. I would like to avoid installing a third-party client on my mini if at all possible. Is there a way to connect the iPad through Screen Sharing or any other method? All ideas welcome.