Alternative to Apple TV (wirelessly connect MacBook Pro to TV)?

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  1. Dal123 macrumors 6502a

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    Is there an alternative to wirelessly connect your MacBook Pro to your TV?

    I know you can connect a Media Server with a Samsung TV and play films etc but that's not what I want. I'd like to be able to see my actual Mac Desktop so I can work on my TV.
     
  2. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    I do not think you can without the ATV.

    Maybe a miracast device?
     
  3. bean dip macrumors member

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    I don't think so. That's why I phased myself off of apple. Sure it's awesome, if everything else is apple.
     
  4. Alfuh macrumors regular

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  5. tbayrgs macrumors 603

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    Mind if I ask why you'd prefer not to use an :apple:TV? Nothing short of using an HDMI cable is going to offer a better solution that the native one offered by Apple and it's fairly inexpensive.
     
  6. mrex macrumors 68030

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  7. silentbob007 macrumors regular

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    Apple keeps AirPlay for themselves. I've seen some third party stuff, but they use a reverse-engineered version of Airplay. All Apple has to do is change their standard slightly to keep that stuff from working.
     
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  9. gotluck macrumors 603

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    allcast / android can cast to apple tv , just fyi
    dont believe mirroring works though
     
  10. mrex macrumors 68030

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    With the app above I can mirror the screen from my MacbookPro to my tv. Minix Neo X8-H (Android box) has Airpin(pro) preinstalled and when it is on, MacbookPro connects to it :)
     
  11. Dal123 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  12. Roeland macrumors newbie

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    Alternatively, you could also install the new "Mirror for Samsung TV" mac app. This app simply casts your screen to your TV. No extra hardware required: You can download that from the App Store: http://apple.co/2242oo7
     
  13. samcraig macrumors P6

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    Your screen - or your browser? Because you can get a chromecast and cast your browser to a tv...
     

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