There are many advantages to connecting a
MacBook to an HDTV. You can use it as a huge second computer monitor
or watch your favorite shows and YouTube videos on it. But without an HDMI port, the way to connect
the two together might not be immediately apparent. But keep watching and I’ll show you how I
do it. It seems like there’s an adapter for everything
and that’s the case here. We will need Thunderbolt to HDMI adapter. It’s actually a 3 in 1 adapter because I wanted
to be flexible and be able to connect my MacBook to a variety of monitors. The 3 in 1 means I can connect to DVI, HDMI
and Display Port monitors. Connections are really simple. Just plug the Thunderbolt plug into the MacBook,
then plug your HDMI cable into the adapter. Now plug the other end of the HDMI cable to
one of your TV’s inputs. Make sure to select the correct input on your
TV. Immediately you can see that I’ve got my MacBook’s
desktop on my TV. Taking a closer look, I hope you can see that
the desktop is not filling the entire screen. That’s because it’s using the resolution of
my MacBook screen. But nice thing is that we can really take
advantage of my TV’s full resolution by changing a simple setting. So if you go to Settings and then click on
Displays there’s a dropdown menu that will allow the MacBook to scale to the TV’s native
resolution. I’ll select the name of my TV and the resolution
jumps to 1920×1080 and now the desktop fills the entire screen. And depending on your monitor, you’ll have
different resolutions available. So now I can use my HDTV as a big computer
monitor or I can enjoy watching videos from YouTube and other websites on my TV. It’s really simple with this adapter and I
like that it has other inputs so I can use it on other monitors and projectors. I picked up this adapter for about $12 on
Amazon so it’s a really inexpensive solution. I’ll leave a link to the actual adapter I’m
using down in the description. It’s been really nice to have this adapter
in my computer bag. Oh and one last thing, I wanted to let you
know that audio does come through this cable. So we have video and audio coming through
this single connection. If you found this video helpful, please give
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11 thoughts on “How to Connect MacBook Pro to HDTV – MacBook without HDMI Output to TV

  • May 7, 2017 at 10:11 am
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    Is it possible to connect MacBook Air on Philips TV over wifi? 🙂 Thnks

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  • April 28, 2018 at 7:47 pm
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    Is it possible to connect without an adapter?

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  • August 19, 2018 at 5:07 pm
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    Does that drop down menu only come up when the HDMI is plugged into the laptop?

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  • October 11, 2018 at 10:42 pm
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    Thank you! You answered my question perfectly

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  • October 14, 2018 at 2:11 am
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    bruh it says without hdmi wtf

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  • February 10, 2019 at 4:43 pm
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    SOOOOOO HELPFUL!!! I think I love you…..

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  • June 29, 2019 at 2:34 pm
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    Bro we search for without hdmi cable

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  • August 17, 2019 at 1:09 am
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    I see this video is a few years old. I have an IMac desktop. Is there a cable that connects from imac usb directly to hdmi on the tv?

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  • September 4, 2019 at 2:49 am
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    I got a MacBookPro 2002, can I use this adapter, on this MacBook pro with a Samsung smart TV, thank you in advance.

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  • September 8, 2019 at 2:14 pm
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    What a fucking shit video,

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  • September 28, 2019 at 3:59 pm
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    change the title you fucking buffoon

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