Installing Screens Connect for macOS


  • Download Screens Connect.
  • Decompress the .zip file.
  • Launch the application.
  • When macOS prompts to open the app file, click Open.


  • Respond to the prompt offering to move Screens Connect to the /Applications folder. Due to security restrictions introduced with macOS Sierra, this is mandatory for automatic application updates. We recommend this location for all users, regardless.


  • Follow the on-screen Welcome Guide to complete set-up.


Stopping Service/Uninstallation

  • Click the Screens Connect icon to display the menu.
  • Click Stop Screens Connect.
  • Older versions may not include this feature. In this case, download our uninstallation tool.

Signing in with your Screens ID in Screens

In order for Screens to find your computer where Screens Connect is running, you need to sign in within the app.

Screens for iOS

With Screens running on your iOS device, follow these steps:

  • Tap the Settings (gear) icon.
  • Select Screens Connect.
  • Enter your Screens ID and password.
  • Tap the Next button.

Upon signing in, you should see every Mac or Windows PC you've installed Screens Connect on.


Screens for macOS

With Screens running on your Mac, follow these steps:

  • Go to the Screens app menu.
  • Select Screens Connect > Sign In...
  • Enter your Screens ID and password.
  • Click the Sign In button.

Upon signing in, you should see every Mac and Windows computer you've installed Screens Connecton. The antenna icon next to the computer name means that the Screens Connect service is enabled on that computer.


The next time you connect to this computer, Screens will determine whether your computer is available on your local network. If it's not, Screens will query our Screens Connect server for the computer's network information. This process is all seamless, and you shouldn't see a difference between connecting via local network and connecting via the Internet!

The full Screens Connect user guide is available here.

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