Connect your computers with Computer-to-Mac Mode
What is Computer-to-Mac Mode?
Luna Display's Computer-to-Mac mode allows you to use a Mac as a second display for your primary Mac or PC.
- Luna Display supports the iMac as a Retina display when using it as a secondary Mac with some limitations. More here.
- Luna Display supports the M1 Apple Silicon chip on Mac, though there may be some hardware limitations on the number of external displays allowed. Check Apple's device technical specifications to see what is compatible with your device. More here.
Connect your Computers using Wi-Fi
If the computers are using different networks, they will not be able to find each other. You may connect via Wi-Fi or with an Ethernet or Thunderbolt connection.
The Luna Primary app has an icon with a grey and white cat.
- For macOS Catalina or later: enable Screen Recording. Luna Display does not record or save the contents of your screen.
Open the Luna Secondary app on your Secondary Mac.
The Luna Secondary app has an icon with a black and grey cat.
Connect your computers using USB, Ethernet, or Thunderbolt
Connect a USB, Ethernet, or Thunderbolt cable directly between your computers. You can also connect the Ethernet cable directly to your router. You will still need to plug the Luna Display hardware into your primary Mac or PC alongside your preferred cable.
Using Manual Connect
If the computers do not automatically connect:
- check that both computers are connected to the same network
- check that both computers are connected to the same wireless band (5GHz or 2.4GHz)
- check that the correct apps are open on each computer
- try Manual Wi-Fi Connect
- try connecting with USB, Ethernet, or Thunderbolt