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How to connect your smartphone to TV

How to connect your smartphone to TV

How to connect your smartphone to TVTV is the most used gadgets for entertainment and one of the most important parts of a home for viewing movies, playing games and listening to songs or music. But sometimes those games and movies live on your phone – so that time we want to connect the phone to the TV.

So, in today’s article, I am going to tell you the easiest method, so you can view your games, movies or photos on the big screen. One of these methods needs a Chromecast, so scroll down if you have one, but if not then the first guide is for you.

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Steps to connect a smartphone to your TV using wires

How to connect your smartphone to TV using wire

So, the first step is to connect the TV to your phone. To do this you have to plug your phone into your TV if you’re willing to splash out on an adaptor to let you do so.

Nowadays most modern phones have a USB-C port, and you can easily buy online a USB-C to HDMI on Amazon. Just plug the USB-C side into your phone, and the HDMI side into your TV, and yeah you get connected.

Older phones might have the archaic micro USB port, to connect from this to your phone you must buy micro USB to HDMI cables online 

Once you’ve plugged your smartphone into your TV, depending on the device, you need to grant permission on your phone, but this should be as easy as pressing ‘yes’ or ‘accept’ on a pop-up prompt.

Now your TV should be displaying your phone screen and you can enjoy your movies on a big screen.

Steps to connect a smartphone to your TV without using wire

How to connect your smartphone to TV without using wire

One of the best methods is to connect your phone and TV is by downloading Chomecast. First of all, download chomecast App from google store. It is one of the most popular streaming devices around, it makes displaying your phone screen on your TV easy and, most importantly, it is wireless. And you can enjoy your movies on big screens.

Also, you need to download the Google Home app on the smartphone if you want to connect to your TV.

Once setup is done now connect to your phone to TV, open the Google Home app.  Now press the button in the bottom right of the screen – it simply looks like a little face, with a circle around it.

In this menu scroll down to ‘Additional’ option, and you will see there is the first option is ‘Mirror device’, select it, and click on ‘Accept’.

Now you will see there is a big blue button saying, ‘Cast Screen/Audio’, press it. Your phone will search for nearby devices, which should be quick enough if you’ve already set up your Chromecast. Select it, and now your phone screen should start playing on your TV screen! Enjoy!!

The only cons of the Chromecast are that it can eat quite a big chunk of battery, so make sure your phone is charged fully or it is connected to a plug if you want to watch lots of contents on TV.

About Akanksha Priya

She is a Software Engineer and Software Quality Analyst with a keen interest in the latest technologies. She has a bachelor’s degree in Technology with specialization in Computer Science and Engineering.

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