Use Mac as Apple TV 3 display?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by robertcoogan, Sep 28, 2016.

  1. robertcoogan macrumors 6502


    Apr 5, 2008
    Joshua Tree, California
    Is it possible to use a Mac as an Apple TV 3 display? I don't want to view the Mac desktop on the Apple TV, I want to view the Apple TV desktop on my Mac.

    I don't have an extra monitor yet, and want to update the software.
  2. priitv8 macrumors 68040

    Jan 13, 2011
    AFAIK none of existing Mac-s has HDMI input. Only iMac-s are able to act as displays in Target Display Mode, but they also require DisplayPort/Thunderbolt as connection. aTV does not have any of them.
    You may be able to find a converter, but IMHO this all together looks more complicated and expensive than a cheap HDMI display.

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