MacBook Pro casting?

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  1. Porterhouse macrumors 6502

    Porterhouse

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    Hi, all. Normally my friends and family come to me for advice on cell phones and computers, so you're my last resort. (And probably the most knowledgeable as well. . .)

    I'm a college professor, and in the evenings, I teach online. It's Communication (or Speech Communication); the students are supposed to submit their speeches to an unlisted youtube for me to grade them. (Juggling all of that on a 13 inch screen is kind of tough anyway.

    The vidoes aren't casting as well as they used, but I understand that if I had Apple TV, I could duplicate my screen. Can I extend it as well?

    Any advice I can get would be welcomed! Thanks in advance!
     
  2. Starfia macrumors 6502a

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    I hope I understand your question.

    With modern Macs and a modern Apple TV, the display connected to the Apple TV can be used wirelessly using AirPlay as though it were a connected monitor – meaning you can select whether it mirrors your Mac's display, or acts as a second display at its native resolution or a scaled resolution.

    https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204289#mirrormac
     
  3. Porterhouse thread starter macrumors 6502

    Porterhouse

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    Starfia, I didn’t do a great job at explaining, but yes, I believe you answered it. Thank you! I didn’t want to spend the money unless it was going to work!
     
  4. jlc1978 macrumors 68020

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    Depending on the distance to the TV you could also connect it via an HDMI call;e and have it be a second display for a cheaper option.
     
  5. Porterhouse thread starter macrumors 6502

    Porterhouse

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    I picked it up today; I'm very pleased. I thought about doing as you suggested; my computers at work are setup that way, but given just how much I work at home, this is worth it. (Plus, the wonderful TV options too!)
     

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