- Install the latest 4.3 beta from our download page.
- Restart your computer and login.
- Make sure that “Show mirroring options in the menu bar when available” is checked in Display preferences.
- Accept the DisplayLinkUserAgent accessibility dialogue box which opens System Preferences -> Security&Privacy -> Privacy -> Accessibility. For help with this, or if this dialog does not appear, see this article.
- Allow DisplayLinkUserAgent application to control your computer.
- Connect your DisplayLink enabled device.
- You should now see the Airplay Icon in your systems tray.
- Click "Use as Separate Display" to switch to extended desktop mode.
The following limitations exist with this solution:
- AirPlay does not support rotation. It will not be possible to rotate any display with this solution.
- Clam shell mode (lid closed) does not work and the desktop will go to sleep.
- The display resolutions available through AirPlay by default are 720p (1280x720) and 1080p (1920x1080). More resolutions are available if you click on "Scaled" while holding down the option key:
- If you have multiple DisplayLink displays connected, there is no interface to choose which display becomes your Airplay display. If the wrong display is selected, then disconnect this display to prevent it being the AirPlay display.
- On systems with non-standard firewall settings, firewall might require to allow incoming network connections for “DisplayLinkAirPlayBridge” application.
If you experience no audio on macOS 10.13.4 – 10.13.6 with DisplayLink docking station then please make sure that DisplayLink USB device is set.
There is also DisplayLink AirPlay device available but this one is not working correctly with and USB audio device should be set.