3 Ways to Connect Your Android Phone to Your TV

3 Ways to Connect Your Android Phone to Your TV

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There comes a time when you see something on your phone that you find very interesting. Either you want to watch it alone, or you want to enjoy watching it with your family members or friends on a bigger screen. But you find that your Android phone does not have so many options. There are many options available in the market these days, you just need to find the best option for yourself.

This article has brought you three ways to connect your Android phone to your TV: 

Android Screen Mirroring

If there is no protected content or officially support casting, then you must go for screen mirroring. There will be a requirement for a Chromecast or a compatible smart TV to make the utilization of this app. You have to make sure whether the Chromecast or compatible smart TV is connected to the Google Home app. After adding the target device to your Google Home, you have to open the app and tap the plus (+) icon that you can see in the top-left corner for adding another device ad hoc. 

You can also go for another option—  For placing the phone screen on the TV you’ve to tap two things viz., your preferred device to cast and Cast my screen that can be seen at the bottom. After completing it, you have to tap Stop mirroring available in the app. Fire TV and Roku streaming are the screens mirroring supported devices. You have to check whether your devices are compatible with Amazon. 

The Support for screen mirroring is subjected to changes, as the feature was brought to the market by keeping Android version 5.0 Lollipop into consideration. You can find the Cast built-in button either in the phone’s settings or the pulldown settings shade. Samsung phones offer the Smart View option that can be connected to your mobile device.

Connect With an Adapter or Cable

People with no Chromecast-compatible device can opt for an HDMI cable and adapter. After connecting the phone to the TV through the HDMI cable and adapter, you have to mirror what you can see on your screen. You will get some different options to choose from, depending on the display type of your choice. Your choice can be based on how long your display type will be connected. Whether you will put your phone on charge while doing it. 

USB-C to HDMI adapter is a simple way that you can go for. For connecting to the TV, after plugging this adapter into your phone, you need to plug an HDMI cable into the adapter. Make sure your phone is supportive of HDMI Alt Mode, otherwise your mobile will not output video. 

You can make your work done with an older Micro USB-style port and HDMI adapter. But your phone should be supportive of a different protocol called MHL. After connecting your supportive phone to the adapter, you have to attach an HDMI cable and connect it to the TV. 

Cast With Chromecast

After having Chromecast dongle or Smart TV built-in Chromecast support, the very next thing you have to do is to check whether your favorite app supports casting. Sending content from your phone to the TV is just a few clicks away. Netflix, Hulu, HBO Now, and Google Photos are the supported apps. Google TV makes many of the apps already live on your Android TV or Chromecast. After checking your device and Chromecast or smart TV on the same Wi-fi network, you must click on the square cast icon that can be seen in the app. You’ve to select the device that is compatible with your choice. Avoid trying screen mirroring. If you do so, others such as Netflix will blackout the video, since an ideal option for apps with copyrighted content is casting. 

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