How do I connect my MacBook Air to a TV with an HDMI cable? (Example)

If you don’t have a Smart TV yet and don’t want to be left behind with new technologies, you can simply connect MacBook Air to the TV. This will allow you to enjoy everything your MacBook has to offer with the advantages of your televisionr. You can even use the MacBook screen as an extra monitor for your PC.

This generally translates into more powerful surround sound and a sharper picture. However, if you are looking for the highest quality you will undoubtedly require an HDMI cable and then you may encounter some obstacles. Here you will discover what they are and how to get around them.

HDMI port

HDMI technology is one of the newest and most popular for data transmission. They accept a large amount of information and serve both video and sound at the same time. You may get yourself with sound output issues, however it is still the favorite option to connect one device to another, although other proposals are emerging.

How could it be otherwise, Apple has always liked to innovate and therefore you should pay attention to the ports it has. Such is the present case because when trying to connect MacBook Air to the television you will notice that these models do not have an HDMI port.

Macbook Air

On the contrary, older models have RCA type ports but this is not an impediment, since there is a way to convert an HDMI cable to RCA. Below, you will find a series of steps with which you can connect your MacBook Air to your TV, using an HDMI cable.

Connect MacBook Air to the TV using an HDMI cable

To do this, the first thing you should do is verify that your television has this port. If you have acquired it recently it is the safest and therefore you have a great advantage. On the other hand, you must have a HDMI cable that is long enough so it reaches from MacBook to TV. With all the elements in hand, all that remains is to follow the following steps:

Step One: Connect the Adapter

This will be a device with two ports, one in which the HDMI cable goes and the other that connects to the MacBook. Its shapes are characteristic so you just have to make it match without forcing it and insert it in the corresponding place.

tv screen and laptop

If you have any questions, require more information, or your adapter does not fit correctly, you can also consult the specific user manual for that adapter.

Step two: Connect the HDMI cable

To connect MacBook Air to the TV you will require HDMI, this cable is identical at both ends so you can use them interchangeably. Put one of them in the adapter that you have connected to the MacBook and the other to the port located on the TV. Remember that shapes are distinctive and should fit smoothly, don’t force it.

Step 3: Turn on the equipment

The most recommended at this point is turn on the MacBook first, then the TV, with which you will achieve the maximum resolution possible.

Fourth step (optional): Configure the equipment

At this point you have managed to connect MacBook Air to the TV and now you just have to configure your teams to achieve the desired result. In the case of the television, if it does not detect the new connection, you must indicate it manually. In this case you just have to press “Input” on your control and select the HDMI port you have used. You can also do this from the TV settings and it will depend on the TV system.

As for the laptop, you just have to enter “System Preferences” and then “Screen”, making the settings that you consider pertinent here. Don’t just connect your MackBook Air, you can connect any laptop to your TV with an HDMI cable. What are you waiting for?

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