You already know that with macOS Monterey, it is now possible to stream content directly to the Mac, which means that users can have their iPhone play a song on the MacBook, a video, or share their screens. Some of the features of macOS Monterey are unique to Macs with M1. Fortunately, this is not the case, although there are some requirements to use AirPlay with Macs. supported models and what can be done with macOS Monterey.
macOS 12 Monterey was introduced during the WWDC21 keynote. The new Mac operating system will bring a refined experience from its macOS Big Sur predecessor. One of the main features of Monterey is the AirPlay capability on the Mac. There are some requirements for AirPlay to the Mac. These are the models who can use this functionality:
- Pro (2018 and later)
- Air (2018 and later)
- 2019 and later
- Pro 2017
- Mini (2020 and later)
- Pro (2019)
- iPhone 7 and later
- Pro (2nd generation and later)
- Air (3rd generation and later)
- iPad (6th and later)
- mini (5th generation and later)
This is all we can do with AirPlay and Macs:
Send content to your Mac from an iPhone, iPad, or even another Mac. Watch videos, edit Keynote presentations, and listen to music on your Mac while it plays from your other device. Your Mac works with any Apple device, and it’s even easier to connect if the devices share the same Apple ID.
Use as a speaker: The Mac can function as a third-party AirPlay 2 speaker. This allows you to play music or podcasts on your Mac or use it as a secondary speaker.
Mirror or enlarge the screen: Use your Mac as a secondary display for applications that support it, such as Keynote and Photos.
AirPlay works both wirelessly and wired via USB.