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Mirror Your Mac to an Apple TV with AirPlay



Skip to: 2) Properly Disconnect from the Apple TV

 

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Fairfield University's classroom televisions and projectors  are equipped with Apple TVs, which allow you to mirror your Macbook's screen via AirPlay. This guide shows how to connect to and disconnect from an Apple TV using AirPlay.

 

In order to connect to AirPlay, your iOS device must be registered for campus Wi-Fi use. For assistance with Wi-Fi registration, please go to Fairfield.edu/wireless. If you still need assistance, please contact the ITS4U Help Desk at x4069 or submit a ticket by going to itshelpdesk.fairfield.edu.

 

Note: While AirPlay facilitates both your computer's visuals and sound, you should not use it to show lengthy videos. Connecting your computer to an HDMI cable is the most reliable way to display videos. Please contact the ITS4U Help Desk at x4069 or itshelpdesk@fairfield.edu if you need an adapter for connecting your Mac to classroom cables.

 

1) Connect to the Apple TV via AirPlay


Confirm that your classroom's TV or projector is set to its Apple TV's input. An AirPlay screen similar to the one below should be displaying.

 

Note: You may have to cycle through input's using the wall panel's Source or Video button. Apple TVs are usually found on the HDMI 1 input.


 

Click the AirPlay icon on your Mac's top-right menu bar. Then, choose which Apple TV you would like to connect to.

 

Note: If you do not see the AirPlay icon in your menu, click your Mac's top-left Apple icon, then check System Preferences > Displays. The Show mirroring options in the menu bar when available box needs to be checked in order for the AirPlay icon to display.


 

A 4-digit code will appear on the TV or projector screen you have chosen. Enter it in the AirPlay Device Password field that appears on your computer, then click OK. Your Mac's screen should display on the classroom TV or projector screen right away.


 

 

2) Properly Disconnect from the Apple TV


It is important to properly disconnect from an Apple TV prior to leaving its classroom. This prevents issues for the next computer or device that attempts to connect via AirPlay, including your Mac.

 

Click the AirPlay icon on your Mac's top-right menu bar. Then, select Turn AirPlay

Click the AirPlay icon on your Mac's top-right menu bar. Then, choose Turn AirPlay Off


 

 

 

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For further assistance, please visit the ITS4U Help Desk located in NYS 215 or call 203-254-4069 during business hours.

Hours can be found here: ITS4U Help Desk Hours of Operation