“Anybody has plans to stare at their phone somewhere exciting this weekend?”
How about staring your mobile on a TV? While this may sound like a joke, it really isn’t. If you connect mobile with TV, then you can easily stare at your mobile but on the screen of your television.
It may sound improbable but you have to remember that technology is advancing each day. While in the past, each device was on its own, modern devices are compatible with a multitude of devices. And besides screen sharing is a concept that has existed for a long time.
One such example is a projector. It connects with a device and projects the screen of said device into a wall. Now that being said, since modern smartphones are meant to be compatible with multiple devices, you can connect mobile with TV and see everything on the mobile screen on the TV screen.
How do we do this? Well, we are here to tell you just that.
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How Do You Connect Mobile With TV?
Well, first of all, you need to understand that not all mobiles can be connected with every TV. You need to have a TV that supports mobile connectivity and a mobile that is compatible with sharing its screen with other devices. That being said, once you find a compatible pair, you can use the following methods to connect mobile with TV.
1. Chromecast Device
A Google Chromecast is a device that connects with a TV using an HDMI cable. Through the use of a Chromecast Device and a Smart TV, you can connect your mobile with a TV. To connect these two mediums using a Chromecast you should:
- Connect the mobile to the same WiFi as your Chromecast device
- Open Google home
- Select the device you want to connect to which in our case is a TV
- Tap on “cast my screen”
You connect mobile with TV and the screen will be shared. While using this method you should consider the following:
- If you have an older USB port, you will need a Micro USB to HDMI adapter.
- Your phone should also be able to support a protocol called MHL.
2. Using Adapter Cable
This is probably one of the classic options to connect your mobile with the TV. All you need to have is a mobile that supports an HDMI cable and an adapter to connect the two devices. Now you have a few options in here. You can:
- Use USB- C to HDMI adapter
- Use Micro USB to HDMI adapter if you have an older USB port
Regardless of which method you use, all you have to do is plug the two devices together. While this is simple and easy to do, remember that you won’t get the best of visuals nor the features of Chromecast. But if you just want to connect your mobile with a TV to share the screen, then this works fine. What’s more, it’s cheap.
3. Using DLNA
If you don’t have a Chromecast nor an Adapter cable, then you might have to use this method. Yes, you still need a smart TV to do this as you will be relying totally on the internet for this.
Most smart TV has a streaming protocol called DLNA that lets you stream into the TV. To connect your mobile to the TV using this method you will have to:
- Connect your phone and TV with the same WiFi Network
- Select your DLNA device
- Open your mobile and select your images
Now there is one small issue of being heavily reliant on the internet and about the limited connectivity with the mobile. Due to this, it is not the most convenient of the methods but at the same time, if you just want to see images and videos of your phone on TV, then it works fine. Along with this, it is virtually free since you don’t need any extra devices for your mobile to connect with the TV.
You can connect mobile with TV. Sounds weird, but nowadays with the advancement of technology, it’s rather a common thing. While you do need a smart TV and internet for the most part, with tech getting cheaper and people getting knowledgeable about technology, this is a rather common sight in a lot of Nepali houses.
While it is still not a widespread practice, with time, we could hope to see this being used in every home soon.
Hope this was helpful for you. If you have any suggestions for us, do let us know in the comments below. And as always, thank you for reading till the end.