What you need to know
- macOS Monterey can AirPlay the display of one Mac to another Mac.
- This essentially enables you to use one Mac as an external display.
If you've been wanting to use one Mac as an external display for another Mac, macOS Monterey has your back.
As reported by MacRumors, macOS Monterey will enable users to AirPlay the display from one Mac to an iPhone, iPad, or yes, another Mac. This effectively enables you to use another Mac as an external display for another Mac.
The report does note that unlike Target Display Mode which enabled another Mac to serve as an external display but died long ago, using AirPlay to accomplish this may result in some latency.
macOS Monterey is available in beta for developers now and will release to all users in the fall. If you want another display but don't want to grab another Mac to accomplish that, check out our list of the Best 4K monitors for Mac 2021.
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