Is it possible to run games from iMac on MacBook Air?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by KimHansenDK, Apr 29, 2014.

  1. KimHansenDK macrumors 6502

    Jul 29, 2011
    This might be a stupid question.

    But is it possible to run games on an iMac (2013) and send the screen to a MacBook Air and control the game on that? I sometimes play Football Manager and I would like to be able to sit in the couch playing the game on my MacBook Air - but the use the power from the iMac. Does it make sense? :)
  2. mrsir2009 macrumors 604


    Sep 17, 2009
    Melbourne, Australia
    Well, I suppose you could use the "Share Screen" feature in OSX... But the quality will be low and the lag is pretty bad. I don't think playing a game like that would be all too enjoyable...
  3. ZombiePete macrumors 68020


    Aug 6, 2008
    San Antonio, TX
    Splashtop has a game streaming app; it's for tablets though so I'm not sure how it would work on the MBA (if at all). I'm not familiar with Football Manager's requirements but I have been able to play games pretty decently, natively, on my 2013 MBA.

    Edit: Then again, I play games on my Mac Mini so I'm not really that discriminating. ;-)
  4. Aegelward macrumors 6502a

    Jul 31, 2005
    If your using Steam, you could attempt to get into their Streaming beta, i've signed up but not gotten in yet unfortunately.

    But hopefully it should go live by the summer.
  5. fedecape macrumors 6502


    Oct 23, 2011
    Miami, FL
    Football manager? doesn't sound like a demanding game
    You can try to run it on the MBA or just remote control your iMac.

    Check out Teamviewer. It's freeware and works pretty good.

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