can i put my nintendo switch on my macbook pro?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by ginofresh, Jun 5, 2018.

  1. ginofresh macrumors regular

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    is there anyway i can turn my macbook pro into just using the screen part of it and playing my switch on it?
     
  2. galactic orange macrumors member

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    I don't think so. There are lots of people who want to connect things like Playstation to display it on the iMac screen but there's no capability of doing that either. It's a waste of a screen in my opinion, and it would be very cool if you could do what you mentioned with the Switch. You can however use PS4 Remote Play to play a PS4 on a Mac over an Internet connection. So it's technically possible. I don't have a Switch and don't know if there is an app like that.
     
  3. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 604

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    In Theory it could work over USB C on a 2016-2017 MBP. However the Video ports on the older machines are output only I think although it may be possible with usbc to thunderbolt 2.
     
  4. ginofresh thread starter macrumors regular

    ginofresh

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    would I need like an extra app or something ?
     
  5. SoyCapitanSoyCapitan macrumors 601

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    People used full screen video capture devices to do this with consoles way back.
     
  6. GeekishlyGreek macrumors regular

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    Good point, The Elgato would probably work for that. You might get some lag though, but technically possible.
     

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