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Topic # 198458 9-Jul-2016 22:27
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Hi, guys.

 

I have a MacBook Retina running on 10.11.5 and ATV4. 

 

I am streaming a TV Channel online (in either Chrome or Safari).

 

I would like to be able to AirPlay this in Full Screen to my TV while, at the same time, I continue to use my MacBook "normally" for browsing, etc.

 

If you could please post exact step-by-step instructions on how to do it as I simply don't seem to be able to grasp it.

 

Thank you very much in advance. 

 

 

 

(If it helps, here's the link I'm watching in full screen: HBO 3 Online )


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  Reply # 1589022 9-Jul-2016 23:35
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When you've got AirPlay connected to your TV, click the display icon on the menu bar at the top of your screen, and look for the mirroring options. Make sure the option "Extend Displays" or something to that effect is selected and you should be good to go. I think the default is mirror displays which isn't what you want in this case. 





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  Reply # 1589023 9-Jul-2016 23:44
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Thank you. 
I have tried this by selecting "Use as Separate Display", but all it does is it opens a blank desktop on my TV --> TV Screen <-- and I don't know what to do from there. I'm unable to "send" the picture to that second screen. 

 

I've tried swiping up with 3 fingers and creating Desktop 2, then dragging the browser there, but that doesn't work either.


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1589024 9-Jul-2016 23:47
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So on your mac you have your regular desktop and open windows, but on the Apple TV it only shows your wall paper right? That's what it should be doing. So drag the web browser with the live stream over to your blank desktop. Try dragging to the right of your macs screen, if it doesn't show on the AppleTV then drag it to the left and see again. If that doesn't work, mess around with the arrangements in system preferences as they could be a bit off, just set the two displays to be side by side to make it easier to drag stuff to and from. 





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  Reply # 1589025 9-Jul-2016 23:50
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Dragging! 
I never thought of dragging!

 

I just dragged it to the right and it works perfectly!!
I've been trying to do this ALL day!
Thank you SO much!! 
Thank you!!!


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