Do you want to connect your phone to the TV? It’s too normal; you may think that we are talking about connecting your iPhone and iOS TV but surely not. In this article, we will teach you how you can connect your android phone and TV easily. Well, we have gadgets and smart devices in your home than ever before. But many of us don’t know to easily share content between them-because we assume it’s a lot of hassle.
If we will talk about TVs, so today most TV are smart TVs. This means it’ll come connected to the internet with apple-like Netflix, YouTube, and the likely already-while you can also use streaming sticks or set-top boxes to get up most of the video or other content you would usually want to access. But if you want to use an app that’s only available on mobile, or would rather keep a play session on your phone going-rather than get up the respective app on the TV. We have the answers to your question. Read on.
Connect your TV with Phone via HDMI
You can connect your TV with your phone via HDMI cable. This is the most reliable way to do so. Every TV will have an HDMI port of some sort, which is used to transfer both audio and video from the same source. For this, you need only HDMI 2.0 standard if you’re not handling 8k content.
As we know that phone doesn’t have an HDMI port, but still you can use handy adaptors that will bolt HDMI ports onto your phone’s USB Type-C, micro USB, or lighting ports.
Some android tablets will have mini HDMI or micro HDMI ports, which can connect directly to HDMI over a single cable. Whatever port you’re hopping to connect from, make sure your cable is compatible with that connection.
For the iPhone users, Apple sells a Lightning Digital AV Adapter that plugs into the iPhone and provides a HDMI port on the other that’s compatible with standard HDMI cables. Android users also have this option with a variety of USB Type-C to HDMI adapters available to buy.
Connect your Phone to TV with USB
Connecting your phone with your TV via USB cable is the easiest way to do it. Most smartphone charging cables end with a USB connector, to easily link up with laptops or power adaptors, but if your TV has a USB port, this is a simple way of getting your files on the screen.
Once you connected USB with TV and phone, like on a laptop or desktop PC, you should then be able to head to “Source” on your smart TV platform and select USB. You should get a prompt on your smartphone screen that enabled you to transfer files.
Connect to the TV with wireless casting (Android)
With the help of the casting process, you can wirelessly stream content from your phone or tablet, by connecting to the same Wi-Fi network as your television. Smartphone apps like AIICast will be able to cast directly to the TV for you, though most modern Android phones (Android 4.2 onwards) and Windows devices (Windows 8.1 onwards) will support the Miracast casting standard.
What you need to do with Miracast is simply head to your phone’s display settings, check under Cast, and select Enable Wireless Display to check for nearby devices to cast to.
Stream with a DLNA App
If the previous options don’t work for you, so you must try this DLNA app. Most internet-connected TVs support a streaming protocol called DLNA. With this, you can stream media files from your phone to your TV, plus, not only phone with any other device to your TV.
Keep in mind that any files you do stream can’t have any Digital Rights Management (DRM) features, which means you’ll have to stick to your music and videos. Bear in mind that it wouldn’t support Netflix. Still, this will cover most things you might want to send from your phone to your TV.
Connect to the TV with AirPlay
Make sure this method is only for Apple devices. On Apple devices, you’ll be able to use AirPlay: Apple’s proprietary technology for casting audio and video wirelessly.
With the AirPlay, make sure that your Apple and TV are connected to the same WiFi network, they’ll automatically detect each other, and you’ll be able to select the AirPlay connection in your phone’s settings, the same way you would with Bluetooth for connecting to wireless headphones.