How to connect your smartphone to your TV
Did you know that there are several methods to connect your smartphone to the TV? This option allows you to enjoy your mobile content on your smart TV and there is more than one way to make it possible. From Techbuddy, your trusted technology company, today we are going to give you all the details you need to know about the best ways to connect your mobile to the TV. Are you ready? We started!
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Connect your smartphone to your TV in a few steps
In this post, we are going to tell you how to enjoy all the content you have on your mobile device on your smart TV and all the options offered by the market depending on your smartphone and television manufacturers.
Connect the mobile with your smart TV via cable
It is the simplest option for all those who have an Android device. If your smartphone is an iPhone do not worry, later we will dedicate a section to Apple devices.
Connecting your Android smartphone to your smart cable TV presents multiple variations depending on the specifications of your device. If your mobile has an HDMI input, you just have to connect a compatible micro HDMI cable to another HDMI between the mobile device and your smart TV. The micro HDMI cable will be connected to your smartphone and the other HDMI output will be connected to your TV as you can see in the image.
If your mobile does not have an HDMI input and it only has a USB connector to charge the battery (this happens with some mobile phone brands), you must use the USB input of your smartphone to connect it to your smart TV. The first thing you should do is check that your mobile is compatible with MHL technology or Slimport, if not, the USB port will not work with your TV. Look in the data sheet of your mobile or in Google, if your mobile device is compatible with one of the two technologies.
If your smartphone is compatible with MHL technology, you will need to purchase an ‘active MHL’ cable. On the one hand it connects to the USB port of the mobile and on the other, to the HDMI of the television.It is called active MHL because it has a third USB connector that goes to the current, if on the contrary, you buy a ‘passive MHL’ cable you will not to come with the option of connecting to the current. The prices of active MHL cables range from $ 11.99 to $ 35.99 although there are multiple brands (you can even find cheaper white brands).
If your smartphone supports Slimport technology, you should know that the cable is very similar to the passive MHL since the main advantage of Slimport technology is that it does not need a power supply to work. The main problem with this type of cable is its price, which ranges from $ 24.99 to $ 49.99 and that they are bought, mainly online (it is very rare to find them in physical stores).
Connect the iPhone with your smart TV via cable.
As we mentioned at the beginning of the post, if you have an iPhone and want to connect it to your smart TV, you shouldn’t worry, at TechRepost we have solutions for everyone.
Well, in case you have an Apple smartphone you should use a Lightning to HDMI A / V adapter. The adapter will go to the iPhone to get the signal to your TV. The price of the adapter is around $ 59.99.
Connect your mobile with your smart TV via WI-FI.
To connect your smartphone with your TV via a wireless signal, it is necessary that your television is a smart TV and that your smartphone allows Miracast, DLNA or WiDi technology, which are the most common. To find out if your mobile device has this function, you must slide the upper notification bar to access the quick menu and you must look for an option that says ‘Multiple screen’, ‘Wireless projection’, ‘Wireless screen’ or similar.
Once we are clear that our mobile phone can be connected to our television, we must activate the ‘wireless screen’ option from our smart TV. Next, start the ‘Wireless display’ option on your smartphone so that your mobile terminal is associated with your television. Once the devices are recognized, you will be able to see exactly what appears on your mobile on your TV.