Use an external display with your MacBook Pro
The Thunderbolt ports on your MacBook Pro support video output. You can use an external display, a projector, or an HDTV with your MacBook Pro.
Connect a VGA display or projector: Use a USB-C VGA Multiport Adapter to connect the display or projector to a Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) port on your MacBook Pro.
Connect an HDMI display or HDTV: Use a USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter to connect the HDMI display or HDTV to a Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) port on your MacBook Pro.
Connect a USB-C display: Connect the display to a Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) port on your MacBook Pro.
Note: The 16-inch MacBook Pro, as well as some 13-inch and 15-inch models, can support full 6K resolution on the Apple Pro Display XDR. See the “System requirements and compatible Mac models” section of the Apple Support article Set up and use Apple Pro Display XDR.
See MacBook Pro accessories for details about adapters to use for connecting external devices. Adapters and other accessories are sold separately. Visit apple.com, your local Apple Store, or other resellers for more information and availability. Review the documentation or check with the manufacturer to make sure you choose the right product. See Adapters for the Thunderbolt 3 or USB-C port on your Mac or iPad Pro.
Tip: If you have an HDTV connected to an Apple TV, you can use AirPlay to mirror your MacBook Pro screen on your TV screen in up to 1080p HD. See Use AirPlay on your Mac for details.
Learn more. See the Apple Support article Use external monitors with your Mac for details about extending the desktop, video mirroring, and other display preferences. To troubleshoot an issue with an external display, see Get help with video issues on external displays connected to your Mac.