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macrumors member
Original poster
Feb 15, 2011
This is hard to explain but is what I need to do.

I want to use my Mac Mini to stream movies etc to my Smart TV via HDMI wired through the wall.
But some times I want to mirror my screen to my Apple TV downstairs over WIFI instead.

Set up -
Mac Mini and Smart TV is upstairs
Apple TV and LG TV is downstairs (hence using Aiplay).

I can get both to work but I have to mess about with the display settings and the Airplay settings when ever I want to change over from one TV to the next.

At the moment this is the setting I see in the Aiplay drop down

Connect to Airplay Display > ticked
Mirror all displays > ticked
Match desktop size to > Apple TV

If there is a way to get this set up so I dont have to keep trying to configure it every time I want to use it that would be great!


macrumors 601
Oct 5, 2003
Dark Castle
Sounds like an Automator kind of task. I am not able to instruct you how to do it. So wait for other MR members to chime in. Or start investigating on it.


macrumors 603
Sep 8, 2011
I'd get an ATV for the first set also. That way you're just switching from one ATV to the other, all the other settings remain the same.
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