3 Replies Latest reply: Aug 9, 2010 12:23 PM by Tesserax
rcmit Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
I have a new Samsung TV connected to an Airport Extreme. Several Macs also connect to the Airport. I want to know if it's possible to send video/audio from my MacBook Pro (or my iMac) to the TV via the Internet connection. I know that I can do it using a mini-DV connector and appropriate cable, but I want to send streaming content that I am viewing on my MacBooK to the TV (e.g., Hulu, CNN.com, etc.) wirelessly.

MacBook Pro 15", Mac OS X (10.6.4)
  • Tesserax Level 8 Level 8 (49,245 points)
    Hello rcmit. Welcome to the Apple Discussions!

    To wirelessly stream video, you need a TV which supports the Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) standard and a DLNA server for the Mac.
  • rcmit Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
    Thanks Tessarax! The new TV does support DLNA and I have loaded the trial version of the Twonky DLNA server. I have successfully streamed video files from my MacBook to the Samsung.

    What I'm attempting to do now is to stream a live feed from my MacBook to the TV. So, for example, if I'm viewing instructional content or a CNN news feed on the MacBook I would like to view it on the TV. Since the video content on the MacBook could be in number of formats, it would mean that I would need to send the video signal from the MacBook to the TV. While I've had no problem doing this using a DVI cable, I would like to do it wirelessly if possible (as usual I'm always looking for more!)
  • Tesserax Level 8 Level 8 (49,245 points)
    What I'm attempting to do now is to stream a live feed from my MacBook to the TV. So, for example, if I'm viewing instructional content or a CNN news feed on the MacBook I would like to view it on the TV.


    Have you tried the Twonky MediaServer's "Media Feeds" feature yet?

    FWIW. I do not have a DLNA-capable TV. Instead I have a 1st Gen 2001 HD Sony XBR set. For a DLNA receiver, I use an XBox 360 connected by component cables (pre-HDMI era). I use a MacMini dedicated as the Media Server which gets its video files from an external hard drive (NewerTech miniStack) connected to an 802.11n AirPort Extreme Base Station. The connections are primarily Giga-bit Ethernet except for the XBox 360 which is using a 802.11n connection to the Extreme.

    In addition to streaming 720p HD video from the external drive, I also stream YouTube feeds via the Twonky Server.