How to have audio from a video playing on your TV from a Mac output through the TV or sound device connected to the TV
Prerequisites: Familiarity with MacOS
Difficulty Level: Member • Nerd • Platypus
Estimated Time: 15 Minutes
Expected Outcome: Have audio from a video playing on your TV from a Mac output through the TV or sound device connected to the TV
Tools Required: Macbook, HDMI Cable, TV with HDMI Input
Steps to Perform
Connect one end of the video cable (or an adapter, if necessary) to the computer’s Thunderbolt port , HDMI port, or DVI port , then connect the other end of the cable to the TV’s video input port.
If you need to adjust the resolution on your TV, choose Apple menu > System Preferences, click Displays , then select Default for display to automatically use the best resolution, or select Scaled to manually select a resolution.
If you want your HDTV to play audio as well as video from your Mac, choose Apple menu > System Preferences, click Sound , then click Output.
Select your HDTV in the list of devices. If you want to play audio on a different device (such as your computer’s speakers or an AV receiver that’s part of your sound system), select it instead.
Note: If your Mac has a Mini DisplayPort , make sure you use a cable (and adapter, if necessary) that supports both audio and video.