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    Can the Apple TV be used with MacBooks?
    Hi everyone,

    What I want to do is be able to stream my MacBook Pro laptop wirelessly onto my television. Right now what I have to do is actually manually plug the HDMI cable into my laptop (using an adapter of course since MacBooks don't have an HDMI port), and it would be nice to just have it work over wifi. Is this possible with the Apple TV, or is the Apple TV for iOS devices only?

    Thanks for any help!

    James

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    Not yet!

    This is something that will be featuring in Mountain Lion, when that's released this summer!

    Linky: Apple - OS X Mountain Lion - Inspired by iPad. Made for the Mac.
    Play the guitar?! Check out the [newly created]Mac-Forums guitar thread!

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    I Tried a lot to do that but could not. I could not get any considerable information even from google. Let me know if you succeed in using apple TV with your Mac book.

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    Quote Originally Posted by james121515 View Post
    Hi everyone,

    What I want to do is be able to stream my MacBook Pro laptop wirelessly onto my television. Right now what I have to do is actually manually plug the HDMI cable into my laptop (using an adapter of course since MacBooks don't have an HDMI port), and it would be nice to just have it work over wifi. Is this possible with the Apple TV, or is the Apple TV for iOS devices only?

    Thanks for any help!

    James
    It works fine with Apple TV. Just have to make sure your AppleTV is connected to your wireless network. Go into network settings and select your network. Then in ITunes select devices. You should see the AppleTV. You will have to input a code that will be generated by AppleTv when you first try to sync it with your Mac. This is assuming you are using the AppleTV1. I don't have the AppleTV2 so not sure how that would work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mini_mi View Post
    It works fine with Apple TV. Just have to make sure your AppleTV is connected to your wireless network. Go into network settings and select your network. Then in ITunes select devices. You should see the AppleTV. You will have to input a code that will be generated by AppleTv when you first try to sync it with your Mac. This is assuming you are using the AppleTV1. I don't have the AppleTV2 so not sure how that would work.
    I'm not sure if the OP means he wants to mirror his MB desktop to the ATV or just do standard streaming. If it's the latter, you are correct. If it's the former, he'll have to wait for Mountain Lion.


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    Try airparrot

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    I recently bought Airparrot to use with My Macbook Air on Lion and it didn't do Audio. HOwever, they have since added that feature it and it's great now. No need to wait for the the OS update!

    Enjoy

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    Apple Tv
    Hello all, i have a MacBook, not a MacBook Pro, just a MacBook and i have installed Mountain lion installed on it Version 10.8. Am i able to use my Apple TV to wirelessly show on my TV what is shown on my laptop. For example if i have a movie playing on my laptop and i wanna play it on the Tv, am i able to use apple TV to wirelessly present the movie on my Laptop to my Tv?

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    You can use air parrot on your MacBook if you have Apple TV version 2 or 3.

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