Luna Display 4.3 adds support for wireless displays on macOS Big Sur

Luna Display on iPad
Luna Display on iPad (Image credit: Astropad)

What you need to know

  • Astropad has updated its wireless display app Luna Display to version 4.3.
  • The new update adds support for macOS Big Sur.
  • It also includes bug fixes and a better Retina Mode experience.

Astropad, makers of Luna Display, have released an updated version of the app. The new version 4.3 release adds support for macOS Big Sur ahead of the update's release to the public – likely to happen within weeks.

The Luna Display app, when paired with the associated dongle, allows users to extend their Mac desktop onto an iPad or another Mac's display. It's all done wirelessly and works surprisingly well. Luna Display was around long before Apple added Sidecar to the Mac.

Luna Display on Mac

Luna Display on Mac (Image credit: Astropad)

The new update not only adds support for Big Sur, too. The usual bug fixes and performance improvements are also present and correct.

What's New in Luna Display 4.3

  • Compatibility with the upcoming launch of macOS 11 Big Sur
  • A more streamlined experience to enable Retina Mode (Luna Display no longer requires a kernal -extension)
  • General bug fixes and performance improvements

Most people should see their Luna Display client update automatically. Anyone who doesn't should go and download it manuallyy.

Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too. Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.