macOS High Sierra

Connect a display or TV

You can easily view your Mac desktop on a display, such as an Apple Thunderbolt Display, or on your TV.

  • Connect a TV or display that has an HDMI connector: Plug the cable directly into the HDMI port on your Mac. For more information about connecting a TV, see Use your TV as a display.

  • Connect a display that has a VGA connector: Use a Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter to connect the display to the Thunderbolt port on your Mac.

  • Connect a display to a USB-C port: Use a USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter or a USB-C VGA Multiport Adapter to connect the display to the USB-C port on your Mac.

  • Connect a display to a Mini DisplayPort: Plug the display’s cable directly into the Mini DisplayPort on your Mac.

  • Connect an Apple Thunderbolt Display: Plug the display’s cable directly into the Thunderbolt port on your Mac. On certain newer MacBook Pro models, use a Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) to Thunderbolt 2 Adapter to connect to a Thunderbolt display.

  • Connect an Apple LED Cinema Display: Plug the display’s cable directly into the Thunderbolt port on your Mac.

If your display uses a video port that’s not available on your Mac, you may be able to use an adapter to connect your display.