Use tv as second screen with rMBP?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Mgf95, Dec 24, 2012.

  1. Mgf95 macrumors newbie

    Aug 20, 2012

    Is there a way to use a hdtv as a second screen? i have a 10' hdmi cable and would like to use it to plug my rMBP into the tv. I just want it so i can have watch a movie or stream netflix to the tv while using the actually MBP screen for other stuff.

    Is there any way to do this? im open to other ideas if this idea isnt possible.

  2. AutoUnion39 macrumors 601


    Jun 21, 2010
    Can be done. Plug in secondary display via HDMI.

    Then do extended display (instead of mirroring). Open up netflix, drag that window into your other display and you can continue to use your actual display for other things.
  3. Mgf95 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 20, 2012
    Thanks for the help! I never saw that option before.

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