How To Connect Apple TV To A Projector?

Ever since the Apple TV is being used to share PowerPoint Presentations, we begin needing to connect it to the projector.

Connecting an Apple TV to a projector is believed to be a bit trickier than the other devices. That’s the major reason why people often question how they can connect Apple TV to a projector?

Since this is still a burning question, we have decided to answer it in detail.

So, How Can You Connect Apple TV to a Projector?

To connect the Apple TV to the projector, you first have to figure out how it can be connected. Whether it has an HDMI port or not? If it has(most of the Apple TVs usually have an HDMI port), the process gets breathtakingly simple. Here’s what you have to do;

Have a quality HDMI cable

HDMI cable

Even though the world has progressed yet we still haven’t found a way to connect the Apple TV to the projector directly.

There needs to be a connector, as most Apple TVs support HDMI therefore, you have to invest in a quality HDMI cable.

Investing in a quality HDMI is super important as otherwise, you have to look for a replacement very soon.

Find the HDMI ports on both devices


To connect the Apple TV and the projector via HDMI cable, the projector has to support HDMI as well.


If the projector does not support HDMI, you will have to find another solution. Since we are assuming that the projector and the Apple TV both support HDMI, you have to find the relevant ports on the projector and the Apple TV.

Power on the projector and the Apple TV

Here it’s important to know that even before establishing a connection between the Apple TV and the projector, you have to turn on both devices.

Plugin the Apple TV and the projector into a reliable power source and turn them on.

Connect the projector and Apple TV via HDMI cable

Now that the projector and the Apple TV are in functional states, it’s high time we connect the two via HDMI cable.

Plugin one end of the HDMI cable in the projector’s HDMI port and the other end in the Apple TV’s relevant port.

Wait for a few seconds

Keep in mind that the two devices will take a few moments to detect the connection. Therefore, you have to wait for a few seconds to a minute.

If the Apple TV does not respond, you have to reconnect the device and wait for a few seconds again.

Select the relevant source

No matter how we connect the devices, we have to select a relevant source to move ahead with the plan.

Since we are connecting it using HDMI, we have to find and select the HDMI from the available options. If this connection requires some additional settings, go ahead and get done.

Congratulations! You are done; Soon after selecting the relevant source, the Apple TV and the projector would be connected. Your job is done! Play your PowerPoint presentation and enjoy.


  • Will Nob has extensive experience with Laser Projectors. His job was to assemble laptops and projectors for a famous company in the United States. Several of his articles and research papers have been published.

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