How to Connect a Sony TV Display to a Windows or Mac Laptop

Connecting your laptop to a Sony TV allows you to view content from your computer on a bigger screen. This can be useful for working, giving presentations, watching movies, and more.

There are a few ways to connect a Windows or Mac laptop to a Sony TV display:

Using an HDMI cable

The easiest way is to use an HDMI cable.

What you need:

  • Sony TV
  • Windows or Mac laptop with HDMI port
  • HDMI cable


  1. Connect one end of the HDMI cable to the HDMI port on your laptop
  2. Connect the other end to an HDMI port on your Sony TV
  3. On your laptop, select the TV as an extended or mirrored display in your display settings
  4. On your TV, select the HDMI input you connected the laptop to

You should now see your laptop screen displayed on the TV. This wired connection allows you to extend or mirror your display at the TV’s full resolution.

Using a wireless connection

You can also connect wirelessly using Wi-Fi, Miracast, or the TV’s built-in Chromecast feature.

What you need:

  • Sony TV with Wi-Fi, Miracast, and/or Chromecast support
  • Windows 10/11 laptop with Miracast support or any laptop with Chrome browser


  1. Connect your Sony TV and laptop to the same Wi-Fi network
  2. On your laptop, select the option to cast or mirror your screen and choose your TV
  3. Allow the connection on your TV

This lets you display your laptop wirelessly without any cables. Quality depends on your Wi-Fi connection.

Using an adapter or converter

If your laptop lacks an HDMI port, you can use a USB-C to HDMI adapter or Thunderbolt to HDMI converter.

Connect the adapter to your laptop, then connect an HDMI cable to the adapter and into your TV. This converts the signal from your laptop to work with the TV’s HDMI input.

Optimizing Display Settings

  • Set your laptop’s video/display resolution to match what your TV supports for the best picture quality
  • Configure audio output to use your TV speakers
  • Adjust orientation, brightness, contrast etc. on your TV


Connecting your Windows or Mac laptop to a Sony TV has many uses:

  • Use the TV as a giant second monitor for extra screen space
  • Mirror your display to show presentations, documents, or videos
  • Play PC games on the big screen
  • Stream content from apps only available on your laptop
  • Play music through your TV’s speakers
  • And more!

With the appropriate cables or adapters and the right settings, you can easily connect your laptop to a Sony TV and get more enjoyment out of both devices.