Running Apple TV on a mac

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by Apple blogger, Nov 27, 2015.

  1. Apple blogger macrumors 6502a

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    Can I connect my Apple TV and play it on the Mac, instead of a television?

    And instead of using a tv, can I connect the Apple TV using the thunderbolt displays which Apple makes, the 4K and 5k ones instead of a tv?
     
  2. cruisin macrumors 6502a

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    If your Mac has video in, then yes. You might need a second cable for sound, as I don't know if a HDMI to thunderbolt cable has sound and whether a Mac accepts sound over thunderbolt.

    There is no thunderbolt display running at 4K/5K, just the iMac, and the Apple TV doesn't have 4K anyway. The 4K/5K iMac cannot be used as a display at all (no target display mode).
     
  3. Apple blogger thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    And what if I use an older display that Apple made not the 4K.. ?
     
  4. cruisin macrumors 6502a

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    Then you still have the HDMI to thunderbolt issue.
     
  5. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    Why do you want to do this? Your Mac can do most of the things that the Apple TV can do.
     
  6. Merkyworks macrumors 6502

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  7. Apple blogger thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Well I just wanted to try it out. No other reason.
     

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