Method 1. Stream DVD to Apple TV via Airplay Mirroring
Streaming DVD to Apple TV may be the easiest way to play DVDs on TV without DVD player. The problem is that DVD is not an Airplay compatible format, meaning it can't be streamed directly via Airplay. But thanks to Apple TV Airplay mirroring which saves you from the time-consuming task of ripping DVDs before watching, you can now stream DVD to TV wirelessly from your iMac, Mac mini, MacBook Air and MacBook Pro.
In order to Airplay mirroring DVD to Apple TV, you should first make sure the DVD can be opened by your Mac. But you'd better get yourself psyched up for things may backfire on you. Lots of Mac users report that the error message "The viewer could not be moved to selected screen." pops up when mirroring DVD to Apple TV. Why? Because the default Apple DVD Player fails to open the DVD video. Thus, to make sure successful DVD to TV streaming, you will need an Apple TV mirroring server - 5KPlayer.
How to Use Airplay Mirroring to Stream DVD to TV with 5KPlayer
Step 1: Free download 5KPlayer for your Mac (OS X 10.11.4 compatible) and launch it.
Step 2: Click Airplay on the up right corner of 5KPlayer interface and choose your Apple TV.
Step 3: Drag and drop the DVD to 5KPlayer interface for playback. Then the AirPlay mirroring will start and you can see the DVD video displayed on your smart TV.
* Make sure your Mac and Apple TV are connected to the same Wi-Fi network.
* Windows users should first rip the DVD to MP4, MOV or M4V and then use 5KPlayer to stream DVD to Apple TV.
5KPlayer > Airplay Mirroring DVD to Apple TV
When it comes to playing and streaming DVD, 5KPlayer must be the best answer. It enables you to Airplay mirror DVD from Mac to Apple TV directly and stream DVD to TV from Windows PC by ripping. More remarkably, it is a best free DVD player that is able to play encrypted DVDs, DRM protected DVDs, region-coded DVDs, as well as the most popular blu-ray DVDs. With this robust Apple TV mirroring freeware installed on your Mac/PC, you can get a perfect DVD to TV streaming server and a DVD player at a time.