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Easy Steps To Connect Your Phone To The TV

how to connect phone to TV

You want to watch photos or videos on a big-screen TV?  well the good news is it is really easy to set it up. You can connect your smartphone with TV via Wi-Fi, HDMI to micro USB cable or Lightning cable or by using an application to connect your phone with the TV.  find a handy guide on how to quickly connect your phone to the TV.

Connect A Smartphone To Your TV Via Wi-Fi

We’ll start this guide on how to connect your phone to your big screen TV with something that most of the people these days have in their homes and that is a Wi-Fi connection.

The easiest thing to do is to use the mirror screen option. On some phones, you might see a different name for mirror screen like Smart View On Samsung phones.

Source button on your TV remote an option for screen mirroring should appear.  now go ahead and press the settings button on your phone. Find a tab called screen mirroring hit the button and find your Smart TV in the list of devices.  want to see you smart TV we are there tap on it to connect the two devices.

Now, as I said, sometimes this option is not called screen mirroring but could also be called AllShare Cast or something similar.  you just have to make sure that you connect to your TV because sometimes you can see your neighbours TVs on the list as well. just a little word of caution, because you don’t want your neighbours watching your photos or videos ( or do you).

Use An App To Connect Your Phone To Your TV

I am personally using screen mirroring assistant app and it is a simple and intuitive application that allows you to connect your phone with your Smart TV we are just two or three clicks.

There are a plethora of other apps that do the job. You might have to try one or two of them before you find your go-to app.

For some reason, all these apps have reviews between 3 and 4 stars. I’m not sure what people are expecting from applications like the ones I have tried. They do what it says on the tin and that is to connect your smartphone to your Smart TV via Wi-Fi.

Use A Cable To Connect Your Phone To The TV

Connect Your Phone To The TV
Connect Your Phone To The TV

If you haven’t noticed already there’s a cable or adapter for everything.  if you Google HDMI to micro USB you will quickly find an HDMI adapter. They are called MHL adapters and you might have to check your phone’s compatibility.

You will also need a cheap HDMI cable to connect the adaptor to the TV. Simply connect the adapter to your phone and the HDMI cable to the TV and browse through sources on your TV. 

The simplest way to connect your iPhone or iPad to your TV is to use a cable like Apple’s Digital AV Adapter, which connects your Apple device to your TV’s HDMI port. You’ll also need a standard HDMI cable—any will do, so just buy the least expensive one you can find.

Use Google Chromecast (For Android)

This device allows you to cast content from your Android smartphone or tablet right to the TV. All you need to run it is the Google Home app, which you’ll find for free in the Play Store, and plug the Chromecast into the HDMI port of your TV.

Use Apple AirPlay (For iPhones)

The easiest way to connect wirelessly is with Apple’s AirPlay feature, which allows you to mirror your iPhone or iPad via the Apple TV or TVs that support AirPlay 2.

If you have an Apple TV set up, make sure it’s connected to the same home Wi-Fi network as your iPhone or iPad. Swipe up from the bottom of your iPhone or iPad’s screen to launch Control Center, tap AirPlay Mirroring, then select your Apple TV.

Your Apple TV will stream a mirror of whatever is on your device’s screen. (You can also just use AirPlay to stream media from the iPhone to the TV, such as music or videos you’ve purchased on iTunes.)


So there you have it quick and easy ways to connect your phone to your TV,  Smart TV or a dummy TV.

If you just want to watch YouTube videos on a big screen download a YouTube app on your Smart TV.  Use your phone as a remote which was especially come on handy when you are trying to search for something on YouTube as YouTube apps can be a bit clunky especially when you using the remote to type in search terms.

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