An important new feature in macOS Monterey is the ability to stream AirPlay content from other Apple devices, such as an iPhone or iPad, to a compatible Mac.
As far as is known, this broadcast will include Apple Fitness + workout videos, albeit with a limitation.
After starting an Apple Fitness + workout on an iPhone or iPad, users will be able to wirelessly stream the audio and video to a compatible Mac using AirPlay. In this way, it becomes possible to provide a practical and convenient way to view workouts on a larger screen.
The only downside to using Apple Fitness+ with AirPlay is that on-screen metrics such as heart rate and calories burned are not displayed on the Mac. However, that data can be viewed on an Apple Watch.
AirPlay for Mac is compatible with 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)
What is certain is that it is possible to point out some constraints with Apple Fitness + training in AirPlay on macOS Monterey, however the software update is already in beta. Effectively, the feature should be working when macOS Monterey is publicly released later this year.
Until then Apple Fitness + was not compatible with the Mac, 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 service that provides access to a library of weekly updated exercise videos. Apple Fitness + can be accessed from the Fitness app on an iPhone, iPad or Apple TV and requires an Apple Watch Series 3 or later, with some exceptions.