This page contains guidance on how to watch live or on-demand streams on your computer or mobile device, and how to watch on TV by connecting wirelessly or via a cable.
Watch on your desktop, laptop or mobile device
You can watch your stream through the browser on your computer, tablet or mobile phone. We recommend using Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Microsoft Edge or Samsung Internet. Simply navigate to the stream you’d like to watch – either via the MIF LIVE homepage for free streams, or via your MIF account for ticketed events.
Watch on your TV
You can watch on your TV in one of three ways:
- Connecting your laptop or mobile device to your TV with an HDMI cable (best quality)
- Casting or screen-mirroring your laptop or mobile device wirelessly via AirPlay (Apple) or Chromecast (Google)
- Using your Smart TV’s internet browser
Connecting via HDMI
To watch and listen in the best quality, connect your computer or mobile device to your TV with an HDMI cable. You may need an adapter if your laptop or mobile device doesn’t have an HDMI port.
Your TV may automatically display your computer or mobile screen as soon as you connect it. If not, you may need to change your TV’s settings: find the ‘SOURCE’ settings and select the HDMI port you’ve used to make the connection. You may also need to change the sound settings at the same time.
Casting or screen-mirroring wirelessly to your TV
Your Smart TV may allow you to connect wirelessly from your computer or mobile device via AirPlay (Apple) or Chromecast (Google). If you’ve never done this before, please allow time to set it up – some Smart TVs are not as smart as they make out.
- Using AirPlay – Apple Mac computers
AirPlay allows you to screen-mirror your Apple computer on an AirPlay-compatible TV wirelessly. When you use AirPlay via a Mac, your TV will mirror your computer screen – so make sure you have your browser window set to full screen. You may also be able to connect using AirPlay via the browser itself – check the bottom corner of your browser window for an AirPlay icon.
- Using AirPlay – Apple mobile devices (iPhones & iPads)
When you play a video, either live or on demand, an AirPlay icon will appear in the video window. Tap the icon and select your AirPlay-compatible TV to stream directly to the TV.
- Using Chromecast – Android mobile & other non-Apple devices
Some Smart TVs have Chromecast built in, while others require you to connect an external Google Chromecast device. If you’re able to connect in this way, you’ll need to access the stream via the Chrome browser. In the top right, ‘More’, then ‘Cast’, then ‘Sources’ and then ‘Cast desktop’. You should then be able to select the Chromecast-compatible device where you want to watch.
Using your Smart TV’s internet browser
Your Smart TV may have an in-built internet browser that enables video playback. If so, you can use it to watch your stream, though please note that this method may not result in the best viewing experience.
If you have a problem or need more guidance, please contact the MIF Box Office on firstname.lastname@example.org or via the live pop-up webchat in the bottom left.