How do I connect my MacBook Air to a TV with an HDMI cable?

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HDMI technology is one of the newest and most popular for data transmission. They accept a great deal of information and deliver both video and audio at the same time. You may have audio output issues, however, it still is your preferred option to connect one device to another, although other proposals are emerging.

How could it be otherwise, Apple has always liked to innovate and so you should pay attention to the ports it has. This is the case in question because when you try to connect the MacBook Air to the TV you will notice that these models do not have an HDMI port.



Conversely, older models have RCA-type ports but this is not a hindrance, as there is a way to convert an HDMI cable to RCA. Below you will find a series of steps with which you can connect your MacBook Air to the TV, using an HDMI cable.

Connect the MacBook Air to the TV using an HDMI cable

To do this, the first thing to do is to check that your TV has this port. If you have recently bought it it is the safest and therefore you have a big advantage. On the other hand, you need to have a HDMI cable long enough from reach from MacBook to TV. With all the elements in hand, all that remains is to follow the following steps:

Step one: connect the adapter

This will be a device with two ports, one that the HDMI cable goes into and the other that connects to the MacBook. Its shapes are characteristic so you just have to make it fit together without forcing it and insert it in the corresponding place.


If you have questions, need more information, or your adapter doesn't fit properly, you can also consult the specific user manual for that adapter.


Step two: connect the HDMI cable

To connect MacBook Air to TV you will need HDMI, this cable is identical on both ends so you can use them interchangeably. Plug one into the adapter you connected to your MacBook and the other into the port on the TV. Remember that the shapes are distinctive and should fit without complication, don't force it.

Step 3: Turn on the equipment

The most advisable thing at this point is turn on the MacBook first and then the TV, with which you will get the highest possible resolution.


Step 4 (optional): Configure the equipment

At this point you have managed to connect the MacBook Air to the TV and you just have to configure your equipment to get the desired result. In the case of the TV, if it does not detect the new connection, it must be indicated manually. In this case you just have to press "Input" on your control and select the HDMI port you used. You can also do this from the TV settings and it will depend on the TV system.


As for the laptop, you just have to go to “System Preferences” and then to “Display”, making the settings you think are relevant here. It is not enough to connect your MackBook Air, you can connect any laptop to the TV with an HDMI cable. What are you waiting for?


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