Connect a display to your Mac

Find out how to connect another display to your Mac.

MacBook Pro and Pro Display XDR together showing macOS desktop

Find out how many displays you can connect

You can connect one or more external displays depending on your Mac model. To find out how many external displays your Mac supports, check its technical specifications page or use the Support tab in About This Mac: 

  1. Choose Apple menu  > About This Mac.
  2. Click the Support tab, then click Specifications.
  3. On the web page that appears, the number of displays your Mac supports is displayed under Video Support or Graphics.

If you're using a Mac with Apple silicon:

  • You can connect one external display to your Mac using either of the Thunderbolt/USB 4 ports. On iMac and Mac mini, connect your display to either of the ports with the Thunderbolt symbol .
  • On Mac mini (M1, 2020), you can connect a second display to the HDMI port.
  • Using docks or daisy chaining devices doesn't increase the number of displays you can connect.

Connect your display

Connect your display to a power source, then connect your display to your Mac. Check the ports on your Mac to find out whether you need an adaptor.

Use AirPlay

If you have an Apple TV or an AirPlay 2-enabled smart TV, you can use your TV as a separate display for your Mac. Find out how to use AirPlay to mirror or extend your Mac display.

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