Maximize your screen space by wirelessly extending your Windows desktop to a Mac. It’s a quick and simple way to clear up your screen without extra monitors or confusing cables and adapters.
If you’re only using one screen for work, school or other projects, it can be hard to stay organized. With two screens, you can easily arrange open tabs, compare documents, multitask and much more.
There are numerous reasons you may want to extend your Windows desktop to your Mac:
Extending your desktop at the office is a great way to stay productive. If your office has a Mac connected to a larger display, you can extend your Windows desktop to use that larger display for your screen space. Extending your desktop is also a great way to stay organized and have projects open while attending a video conference or webinar.
Extend your Windows desktop to your Mac for more screen space at home.
Multitask while video chatting or watching video
Expand screen space while gaming
Use multiple apps at once
How to extend Windows desktop to Mac
You need two apps to extend your Windows desktop to a Mac: AirParrot and Reflector. You can get them both at a discount when you buy the AirParrot and Reflector universal bundle.
AirParrot is a computer app that allows you to mirror content or extend your desktop to wireless receivers.
Reflector is a computer app that allows your computer to receive incoming mirroring connections from phones, tablets and computers.
Download AirParrot on your Windows computer and Reflector on your Mac, and follow these step-by-step instructions to wirelessly extend your Windows desktop to a Mac:
Extend your Windows desktop to your Mac
Download and install AirParrot on your Windows computer.
Download and install Reflector on your Mac.
Connect your Windows and Mac computers to the same wifi network.
Open Reflector on your Mac computer.
Open AirParrot on your Windows computer and select “Extend Desktop” from the dropdown menu.
In AirParrot, select the name of your Mac from the list.
Your Windows desktop will now be extended to your Mac display. If you would like to extend your Windows desktop to other wireless receivers, such as Apple TV or Chromecast, the steps are the same.
Want to extend your Mac desktop to a Windows computer? Follow these steps instead.
Reasons you should use AirParrot and Reflector to extend your desktop:
It’s wireless — forget the monitors and cables.
Work from anywhere. Take your Windows and Mac devices wherever you work for double the screen space.
Use AirParrot to mirror your screen and share content to other wireless receivers, such as Apple TV and Chromecast.
Use Reflector to receive mirroring connections from numerous mobile devices, including iPhone, iPad, Samsung Galaxy and many other phones and tablets. Plus, you’re able to record all connected devices.
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Last updated 9/23/21