Now that the macOS 12 Monterey public beta is available, it’s a good time to consider whether or not you’ll make the jump to Apple’s latest beta update for Mac. Although I definitely don’t recommend running Monterey on a production machine used for work, you can install Monterey on a spare machine or a separate APFS volume. Watch our hands-on video walkthrough as I step through over 100 macOS Monterey changes and features.
Before getting to the video, I wanted to take some time to cherry-pick a few of my favorite features from the macOS Monterey beta. These features appear in no particular order, and there are other top additions that I plan to cover in a future compact walkthrough of macOS 12. Feel free to share your top Monterey features in the comment section at the bottom of this post.
AirPlay to the Mac
Being able to use your Mac as an AirPlay destination without requiring third-party software is finally a reality in macOS 12. With AirPlay to the Mac, users can quickly mirror an iPhone or iPad display and even use extended mode for apps, like LumaFusion, that support it.
Thanks to Monterey, you can also AirPlay movies to the Mac or use your Mac as an AirPlay speaker. The latter is particularly useful when playing back on the iMac’s speakers, but even MacBooks sound way better than the iPhone.
Video: macOS Monterey changes and features
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