How to view content from your Mac on your Apple TV with AirPlay Mirroring
If you own a Mac running OS X Mountain Lion and either a second or third generation Apple TV, you have the ability to display content from your Mac on your TV wirelessly with AirPlay Mirroring. If you are familiar with how AirPlay works for iOS with display mirroring, it's very similar.
If you've never used AirPlay on your Mac before, follow along and we'll show you how.
- Turn on your TV and your Apple TV.
- Make sure your Apple TV and your Mac are both connected to the same wifi network.
- In the task tray in the upper right corner of your Mac, look for the AirPlay icon.
- Click on the AirPlay icon and you should see your Apple TV available for mirroring. Simply click on it.
The content on your Mac screen will now automatically be shown on your TV screen.