You may have a great new TV that can play all types of video content, but it still needs to be able to play something from your mobile device. We have the ideal solution for your problem if that describes your situation. Continue reading to discover the five easy steps for connecting your phone to your TV.
1) Select the appropriate cable
1) Locate your TV’s HDMI input.
2) Connect your phone to one end of the HDMI cable and your TV’s HDMI input to the other end.
3) If you have a USB-C connector, use a USB-C to HDMI converter. If you have a Micro-USB connector, use an earlier Micro USB adapter.
4) Connect your phone’s power cord, which will provide both devices power.
5) Switch on your TV and watch as your phone’s screen updates appear on the more prominent display. If you want to utilize this device as your TV’s display, you’ll get a prompt asking for your permission. Choose yes to proceed. If your password is requested, enter it and then select okay. Now you can use your phone to navigate as usual.
Install the right app
Get a Chromecast or AllCast app to connect your phone to the TV. Open the app after it has been installed on your phone and confirm that both devices are linked to the same Wi-Fi network. Next, choose the device you wish to connect to by clicking on cast inside the app.
Afterward, the content will be streamed from your phone to the television. Remember that you can use your phone as a second screen while casting content on the TV if it has a display big enough for watching videos. In this manner, when someone texts you, they can view your video without interfering with it.
Configure screen mirroring
Enabling screen mirroring on your phone is the first step. On your phone, access the notification panel and tap the quick settings icon (the one with three horizontal lines).
Tap Screen Mirroring as you scroll down. The absence of this option indicates that screen mirroring is not supported by your phone.
Choose OK when presented with a warning notice. Next, check that your phone and TV are connected to the same Wi-Fi network and that your TV is on.
Then, activate screen mirroring from the notification panel and watch as the TV displays a code you need later. Note this code because you’ll need it later to pair your device with Bluetooth.
Use a media streaming device
Your life will be easier if you have a media streaming device like a Chromecast, Fire Stick, or Apple TV. By doing the following, you can link your phone to your television:
1. Ensure that your TV or video streaming device is connected to the same Wi-Fi network.
2. Launch the YouTube application and select the cast option at the top of the display.
3. Select the input you want to use by tapping Cast Screen/Audio (either HDMI or airplay)
4. After choosing which device (your TV) you want it to play on, press Cast Screen/Audio once more.
5. When it’s done playing, return to your phone’s home screen and select Disconnect.
6. Disconnecting may be trickier when casting from an Android device.
7. Toggle Assistive Touch off after casting is complete by going to Settings > General > Accessibility.
8. Return to the YouTube application and choose to Stop Casting.
9. Close any other open tabs on your browser to prevent disconnecting.
10. Last but not least, select Settings > General > Accessibility.
11. Turn On Assisted Touch
Use wireless connectivity
The simplest method is using an AirPlay device, such as an Apple TV or a Google Chromecast, to connect your phone wirelessly.
Insert the gadget into your TV and follow the on-screen directions. With this, you can stream video from apps like Netflix and YouTube right to the big screen and mirror what’s happening on your phone to it.
If you have a more recent 4K TV, you can use an HDMI cable to connect your phone directly to the back of the screen for a clearer view.
If you choose this option, you’ll need an HDMI adaptor for the connection, which you can get online or at any electronics retailer.
Connect your phone to the HDMI port on the back of your TV using one end of the cable. Make careful to disable all motion smoothing options on both devices to have a smooth image.