macOS Monterey Brings Apple Fitness+ to the Mac With AirPlay

A key new feature of macOS Monterey is the ability to AirPlay content to a supported Mac from other Apple devices, such as an iPhone or iPad, and we've confirmed with Apple that this will include Apple Fitness+ workout videos with one limitation.

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After starting an Apple Fitness+ workout on an iPhone or iPad, users will be able to wirelessly stream the audio and video to a supported Mac using AirPlay, providing a convenient way to view the workouts on a larger screen. The only drawback to using Apple Fitness+ with AirPlay is that on-screen metrics such as heart rate and calories burned are not displayed on the Mac, but they can still be viewed on an Apple Watch.

AirPlay to Mac is supported on the following Mac models running macOS Monterey:

  • MacBook Pro (2018 and later)
  • MacBook Air (2018 and later)
  • iMac (2019 and later)
  • iMac Pro (2017)
  • Mac mini (2020 and later)
  • Mac Pro (2019)

We've encountered issues with Apple Fitness+ workouts over AirPlay on macOS Monterey, but the software update is currently in beta. The feature should be functional by time macOS Monterey is publicly released later this year.

Apple Fitness+ was not supported on the Mac until now, as there is no Fitness app for Mac and the service is not available on the web.

Launched in December 2020, Apple Fitness+ is a subscription-based service that provides access to a library of workout videos updated on a weekly basis. Apple Fitness+ can be accessed in the Fitness app on an iPhone, iPad, or Apple TV, and requires an Apple Watch Series 3 or later with a few exceptions. The service is priced at $9.99 per month or $79.99 per year in the United States and is available in five other countries.

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Top Rated Comments

CC77 Avatar
14 weeks ago
It seems completely backwards that I can start a video workout from the phone in my pocket but not from the portable 15" screen that's made by that same company, more powerful than that phone, and that I can position how I choose and actually see across the room. Why isn't there a native Fitness+ experience on the mac?
Score: 26 Votes (Like | Disagree)
theadz01 Avatar
14 weeks ago
Surely Apple could make a Mac app for Fitness+ as they did for the iPad?
Score: 23 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Think|Different Avatar
14 weeks ago
The only drawback to using Apple Fitness+ with AirPlay is that on-screen metrics such as heart rate and calories burned are not displayed on the Mac, but they can still be viewed on an Apple Watch.

This is indeed the biggest drawback, as it's a really nice feature that absolutely keeps you 'in the moment.'
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Marshall73 Avatar
14 weeks ago

Why is fitness+ not available in most countries in Europe and no one is talking about it?

Is it because

a) they dont give a stool?
b) they don't want you to use a stool?
c) lazy
d) i cant think of anything
Languages probably. When Apple expand Fitness+ I would expect to see announcements around new recording centres in the target countries to make it easier to create classes in the local languages which also fit in with the local music and culture
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
PsykX Avatar
14 weeks ago
It's like Udemy killing the tvOS app because AirPlay exists.
To say a feature like this is part of an OS, a proper app is required.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TheYayAreaLiving Avatar
14 weeks ago
Looks like i'll be carrying the old Mac to the Gym.

Apple - Can you please release the new 16" MacBook Pro, please? I need it to go to the gym and work out.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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