Can an airport express or apple tv connected to a tv be used as a display to remotely view a mac mini located in an different area of a home.

I would like to set up a mac mini in one area of my house but still be able to operate it sitting in front of a tv using airport express or apple tv in another location with a blue tooth keyboard and mouse.

  • Asked by Andrew M from Prairieville
  • 9-Mar-2012
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    Yes. you can!
    Here is how I would set it up:
    1. Connect your Apple TV to your TV (AirPort Express will not work, since it's only a router with AirPlay AUDIO, not video)
    2. On Mac Mini (or any AirPlay enabled Mac), go to System Preferences > Displays > CHECK "Show mirroring options..."
    Now every time your Apple TV is turned on and make sure you set up everything in the SAME network and the AirPlay option is turned on, you will see the AirPlay logo on the menu bar. Connect to your Apple TV and select mirror display. You might wish to adjust the resolution and things if something doesn't look right (I can't really say more about that, you will have to figure it out then).
    3. As long as your Bluetooth equipments are in range of your Mac, feel free to use it!

    Good luck!

    • Answered by Cong W from San Francisco
    • 12-Jan-2014