Is it possible to connect and mirror your Mac to a Hisense Smart TV?
Yes, It is possible to mirror any Mac, Macbook Air, or Macbook Pro with Hisense TV, no matter if it is Hisense Roku TV, Hisense Smart TV (Android), or older Hisense TV (Vidaa).
In this guide, I explain the complete process, compatibility, and ways to do so.
Apple’s AirPlay technology has already been seriously considered by many smart TV manufacturers.
Therefore, Mac users can use wireless screen mirroring based on this protocol, something that undoubtedly benefits Mac users who wish to stream content wirelessly to a larger screen as on Hisense TV.
To start with, you might want to know if it’s possible to mirror a Mac with the Hisense Smart TV? Does Airplay work?
Or what are the different options for sharing the Mac screen with the Hisense TV?
Due to its multiple models and affordability, Hisense Smart TVs are loved by millions of users.
Therefore, Hisense is under pressure to equip Hisense TVs with Airplay or provide easy ways to connect Macbooks to Hisense Smart TVs.
While Hisense does support direct Airplay compatibility with Roku models, the other varieties – Hisense Android, Hisense FireTV, and older Hisense Vidaa TVs – do not, but there are ways through which Mac users can mirror to Hisense TVs.
How to mirror Macbook to Hisense TV
If you explore the different options to connect and mirror your Macbook to your Hisense Smart TV and all you see are paid apps, I understand how frustrating that can be. I’ve tried a couple of those, but they were not worthy.
Perhaps you are wondering if Macbooks can be used with Hisense TV without relying on third-party apps.
It is also possible to mirror the Macbook Air or Macbook Pro to Hisense TV without using a third-party app.
The traditional way of connecting devices to TV was used even before these apps were created.
The easiest way to mirror Macs to Hisense TVs is through Airplay, followed by the second easiest method, which is to use the HDMI cable.
Mirroring via Cable
Nearly all Hisense Smart TVs come with two HDMI inputs and two USB ports.
Furthermore, your MacBook Pro has both a Thunderbolt and an HDMI video output.
You can also output video from your MacBook Pro using both Thunderbolt and HDMI.
Therefore, you can connect an HDMI cable or USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter with an HDMI cable to your TV, and it should work as an external display.
This is the easiest way to screen mirror your Macbook Air and Macbook Pro to any Hisense Smart TV model (Roku, FireTV, Android, or Vidaa) without needing a third-party app.
Once you get the setup done, you can use your Hisense TV as an external display and you can read the further guide on Apple’s official website.
Screen Mirroring Via Apps
How to mirror a MacBook (Air or Pro) on Hisense Roku TV
If you wish to screen mirror your Hisense Roku to a MacBook Air or a MacBook Pro, you can do so by using Hisense Roku’s inbuilt Airplay compatibility feature.
- First, Connect both your MacBook Air and Hisense Roku TV to the same Wi-Fi network at home.
- Make sure AirPlay is enabled on your Mac.
- You can do this by going to the Apple menu and selecting System Preferences.
- Check the box next to Show mirroring options in the menu bar when available by clicking Displays.
- After that, you can connect to your Hisense TV with the AirPlay icon.
How to mirror a MacBook (Air or Pro) to Hisense Android TV
With Hisense TV models that run on Android, you can screen mirror your Macbook to the TV.
To do so, you must first download and install the screen mirroring app from the Play Store on your Hisense TV.
- First, Set up both your Mac and the Hisense Android TV on the same Wi-Fi network.
Visit the Google Play Store on the Hisense Android TV.
- Search for Airscreen and download it. Once the AirScreen software is installed, select Open.
- Next, you need to enable AirPlay on your Mac.
- You can do this by selecting Apple menu > System Preferences.
- Afterward, click Displays and check the box next to Show mirroring options in the menu bar when available.
- After completing this, select the Hisense Android TV by using the AirPlay icon on your Mac.
How to mirror your MacBook Air to Hisense Vidaa
Due to its lack of AirPlay connectivity, Hisense Vidaa is not compatible with AirPlay.
In contrast, Hisense TVs controlled by this operating system have HDMI inputs that can be used to connect AirPlay-compatible adapters.
In other words, we should use the traditional method for older Hisense TV models to screen mirror Macbooks on them, as discussed above.
Those were the ways through which you can screen mirror your Macbook to Hisense TVs. In the future, I’m hoping that Hisense will make it easier to mirror and connect Macbooks by integrating Airplay support.
Until then, you can use the above methods and enjoy screen mirroring. If you find another way, let me know in the comments below.
Furthermore, if you run into any issues with the above methods, do let me know and I will help you.