Can I connect to Apple TV 4 without a television? i.e. just a Mac Mini and monitor.

We don't own a tv and don't really want one. We currently use a Mac Mini plus Apple LED Cinema Display to watch Netflix and rent movies via iTunes. Interested in the Apple TV solely for its games.

Wondering if Apple TV 4 will work without a TV, using HDMI to Mini Display Port cables/adapter? If not, why not?

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  • Best Answer:

    Yes, you can connect it to any monitor as long as it has an HDMI input. You can also convert it to VGA if you wanted but the quality may be reduced. You may have NO sound though. If you have airplay speakers near by you can change the apple TV's speaker output (in settings) and you will have sound sent to them wirelessly or you can get an Apple Express. It may also work with bluetooth speakers theoretically but I haven't tried this.

    • Answered by Ryan M from Westerville
    • 01 11, 16