Use an external display with your MacBook Pro
You can use an external display such as the Apple Studio Display, a projector, or an HDTV with your MacBook Pro.
The HDMI and Thunderbolt ports on your 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro support video output. You can connect up to two external displays with up to 6K resolution at 60Hz (Apple M1 Pro) or up to three external displays with up to 6K resolution and one external display with up to 4K resolution at 60Hz (Apple M1 Max).
The Thunderbolt ports on your 13-inch MacBook Pro support video output. You can connect an external display with up to 6K resolution at 60HZ.
To see where your ports are located on your MacBook Pro, see Take a tour: 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro or Take a tour: New 13-inch MacBook Pro. You can learn about each port and what it looks like with the Apple Support Article Identify the ports on your Mac, and make sure you have the right adapters with Adapters for 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 port on your MacBook Pro.
Connect an HDMI display or HDTV: Plug a cable from your HDMI display or HDTV directly into the HDMI port on your 14-inch or 16-inch MacBook Pro. Use a USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter to connect the HDMI display or HDTV to a Thunderbolt / USB 4 port on your 13-inch MacBook Pro.
Connect a USB-C display: Connect the display to a Thunderbolt port on your MacBook Pro.
Note: The MacBook Pro can support full 6K resolution at 60Hz 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.
Use an adapter to connect a display. If your display has a connector that doesn’t match the port you want to use, you may be able to use it with an adapter (sold separately). Visit apple.com, your local Apple Store, or other resellers for more information and availability. Review the display’s documentation or check with the display’s manufacturer to make sure you choose the right product. See Adapters for the Thunderbolt 4, Thunderbolt 3, or USB-C port on your Mac.
Troubleshooting. To troubleshoot an issue with an external display, see If your external display isn’t detected or appears blurry on your Mac. If you’re not sure how many external displays your MacBook Pro supports, check your Technical Specifications. Open System Settings, then choose Help > MacBook Specifications, then locate Video Support (you may need to scroll).
Use an Apple TV with AirPlay. 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.
Adjust and arrange displays. After you connect an external display or projector, go to Displays in System Settings to set how the displays are arranged, choose which to use as your main display, and adjust resolution. If you want to mirror your screen, click the display that you want to act as a mirror, then choose the mirror option from the “Use as” dropdown.