Apple releases macOS Mojave 10.14.5 with AirPlay 2 support and bug fixes

Apple has released macOS Mojave 10.14.5 with AirPlay 2 support for streaming content from Macs to AirPlay 2 compatible TVs and a bunch of fixes. The update is now available for all compatible Macs via over-the-air update.

Apple had previously released macOS Mojave 10.14.4 with some minor updates to Safari and the new Apple News+ app. The company had been testing macOS Mojave 10.14.5 beta since the March event. This new update mostly focuses on compatibility with AirPlay 2 compatible TVs, which are also receiving AirPlay 2 and TV apps today. However, Macs will not be getting the TV app until this fall, likely with macOS 10.15 or future update to it. Almost all other devices have received the new TV app: iOS, Apple TV and supported TVs.

macOS Mojave 10.14.5

macOS 10.14.5 features and changes

Here is a list of all the updates and bug fixes included in this release:

  • Adds AirPlay 2 support for sharing videos, photos, music and more from your Mac directly to your AirPlay 2-enabled smart TV.
  • Adds the ability to follow a magazine from the Apple News+ catalog browsing view.1
  • Improves audio latency on MacBook Pro models introduced in 2018.
  • Fixes an issue that prevented certain very large OmniOutliner and OmniPlan documents from rendering properly.
  • Disables accessories with insecure Bluetooth connections.

Enterprise content:

  • Fixes an issue that prevented resetting the user account password from the login window after using a personal recovery key (PRK) to unlock the FileVault volume.
  • Fixes an issue that prevented the InstalledApplicationList MDM command from recognizing that updates are available for apps installed via VPP.

Apple has also released an iTunes Device Support Update which ensures proper updating and restoring for iOS devices using iTunes for Mac.

macOS 10.14.5 update

Installing macOS Mojave 10.14.5

To update your Mac to 10.14.5, open System Preferences and go to Software Update. Once the update shows up, click update now. If you are on a portable Mac, make sure it’s plugged into the power supply so that it doesn’t run out of battery during the update process.

This is likely the last macOS update before WWDC 2019, where macOS 10.15 is going to be announced.