Send audio and video to HDMI displays through Mini DisplayPort

Learn which Mac models support audio and video output to HDMI displays and TVs through Mini DisplayPort. Also learn which adapter you might need.

These Mac computers supply multichannel audio (up to 8 channels) and video signals over Mini DisplayPort:

  • MacBook Pro (Retina, Mid 2012 through 2015)*
  • Mac mini (Mid 2010 and later)*
  • Mac Pro (Late 2013)*
  • Mac Pro (Mid 2010 and Mid 2012)
  • MacBook (Mid 2010 and later)
  • MacBook Pro (Mid 2010 and later)
  • MacBook Air (Late 2010 and later)
  • iMac (Late 2009 and later)

These Mac computers supply only video signals over Mini DisplayPort:

  • iMac (Early 2009 and Mid 2009)
  • Mac Mini (Early 2009 and Late 2009)
  • Mac Pro (Early 2009)
  • MacBook (Late 2009)
  • MacBook (13-inch, Aluminum, Late 2008)
  • MacBook Pro (Late 2008, Mid 2009, and Early 2009)
  • MacBook Air (Late 2008 and Mid 2009)

*These models have built-in HDMI ports, so you don't need an adapter. To connect your TV or other HDMI device to a Mac that doesn't have a built-in HDMI port, you'll need a Mini DisplayPort to HDMI adapter, available in the Apple Store.

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Use these guides to identify which Mac you have:

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