Lovers more: how to connect your smartphone to a TV
Modern smartphones are full-fledged multimedia centers. They do not cause problems even playing films in Ultra HD. But you won’t watch blockbusters on the display with a diagonal at best six inches? Then to help and comes the opportunity to connect the gadget to the TV. Yes, and look for a video on YouTube, gaining his name from the remote, it is completely uncomfortable. it’s easier to fight with a smartphone. And, of course, to show the whole family filmed photos and videos much more comfortable on the TV screen. What methods for pairing a smartphone and tv exist and what you need. tell me in the article.
Connect a smartphone to a TV or a wire monitor you can at least three ways. And the choice of a specific for old gadgets is caused by their capabilities, and for modern flagships. only your preferences. Consider everything in order.
We connect the tablet and the TV for wireless image transmission
All that we need to do is enable Wi-Fi on the tablet, enable Miracast on TV and connect devices.
Turn on Miracast / Intel WIDI on LG TV
I will show on the example of a LG TV. If you have a TV, another company, then this feature can be included a little differently. In the menu, it can be called otherwise.
Turn on the TV, and click on the settings button to enter the settings.
In the settings, go to the Network tab and select Miracast / Intel’s Widi.
Further, turn on Miracast. Just set the switch to ON.
All, TV while you can leave. But do not turn off it.
Turn on “Wireless Screen” on the tablet, or Android smartphone
We take our tablet (in my case). and go to the settings.
I want to note that depending on the device (manufacturer, models, android versions, shells). activation of this function may differ. Just look for the desired items in the menu of your device.
In the settings, immediately turn on Wi-Fi, and go to the Screen tab (Display). Right, select Wireless Screen (Miracast).
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Turn on Miracast by setting up the switch to the ON position. Below should appear your TV. There will be his name. What to start wireless image transmission to the TV, just click on the TV name.
Go back to tv. There must be a request to connect the device. Just confirm the connection by selecting Yes. If you want, in the future, this device would be connected without a request, then check the box near the “Connects automatically without request” item.
Then will follow the status of the connection, checking and devices will be connected. An image from the tablet appears on the TV.
To disable the translation of the image on TV, simply press again to the TV name and select OK.
Image output via HDMI
To broadcast the TV screen high-quality image from a smartphone, you can use HDMI inteeis. This type of connection is considered the most common, since almost all models of the television device are HDMI-port.
To display an image from a smartphone with this method, the Micro-HDMI connector must be present on the cell. In the absence on the phone of such an inteeis, you need to purchase a special adapter. Visually it looks like a classic USB port.
On this cord, on the one hand, the HDMI Type A connector must be, with another Micro-HDMI Type D connector.
During the synchronization process, the devices used must be turned off. When the connection is completed, you can turn on devices. In the TV menu, find and exhibit the source of the signal, you need to choose HDMI. Sometimes television equipment is equipped with several such ports, but you need to choose the one to which the cord is connected.
After that, the user selects the necessary functions on the smartphone, allow you to duplicate the image on the TV screen. Conclusion of images from the phone and other multimedia content is carried out without any problems. Not all applications are equipped with a duplication option for 2 monitors. By default, all parameters are automatically set. But, the user may encounter the fact that the image is not displayed. In such a situation, the configuration of the smartphone is most often the catalyst.
To solve the problem that aroused, you will need to go to cellular settings and find the item responsible for HDMI format. In the same menu, you can configure the update frequency. Also on the mobile there is no connector for an HDMI connection, you can use the additional tool in the form of a Micro-USB-HDMI adapter. The connection process itself remains unchanged, just the user inserts one end of the cable into the TV, and the second in the adapter, which was pre-connected to the phone.
How to display an image or video from the phone to LG TV
Modern gadgets and homework have long been complementary devices due to the possibility of connecting them to the Internet and synchronization. And it is very convenient, as it allows you to expand the functionality and make use easier and more convenient. For example, you can control LG TV with Smart TV function using a smartphone (turning it into the remote control) or display the image and video from the smartphone on the TV screen.
What is it for? Proms of smartphone connection to LG TV:
Synchronization of the smartphone carries many advantages. And here are the main ones:
- You can watch photos and video from the “Gallery” of the smartphone on the big TV screen in high quality.
- You can play your favorite mobile games, removing the image to the TV, as well as use various applications (for example, sports applications, applications for learning a foreign language and t.D.).
- It is very convenient to view various sites, as well as read documents and view presentations.
How to connect smartphone to LG TV: Step by step instructions
The removal of images and video from the smartphone to the LG TV is possible in several ways, both using a cable and using wireless networks.
Screen Share. a program specially created to synchronize the phone and TV LG Smart TV and viewing content on the big screen. Image transfer and video is carried out using
Miracast Standard (Wi-Fi Direct Technology). Connection with 100% probability can be carried out if you have a TV and smartphone LG brand. With smartphones of other manufacturers, the option may not be supported.
In order to start the synchronization process, you need:
- Press the HOME button on your LG TV Remote Control.
- Find and enable Screen Share application.
- Ensure that the Android operating system firmware is installed on the smartphone above 4.2 versions.
- Activate Miracast mode (in some cases it can be called AllShare Cast). If you do not have this option on the smartphone, you will need to download Miracast application in Google Play.
- In the list of devices available for synchronization, select your TV and connect, following the instructions on the screen.
IMPORTANT: Manufacturers recommend using the phone in horizontal mode and block the screening of the screen positions so that the picture on the TV screen is not displayed unfolded by 90 °.
Winners of smartphones of brands other than LG can try to display the image and video from the phone to the TV using the Wi-Fi Direct function. This is possible if your LG TV is a modern model and supports Wi-Fi.
In order to synchronize the smartphone and LG TV through Wi-Fi Direct:
- Make sure that the Android operating system is installed on your smartphone in the firmware above 4.0.
- In “Settings”, select “Wireless Networks”, then Wi-Fi item.
- Press three vertical points in the upper right corner. In the menu that opens, select Wi-Fi Direct.
- If you did not find this option, click on “Advanced Settings”.
- Turn on the TV using the remote control and log in to the main menu.
- Select “Network”, and in it section Wi-Fi Direct.
- In the list of available devices available to synchronize devices, select Your Smartphone Name.
- A connection request will appear on the phone, confirm it, following the instructions.
Connecting a smartphone to the LG TV via HDMI is possible if the phone is equipped with an inteeis mini HDMI, in other cases it will be needed to further buy a special adapter.
- Insert one end of the HDMI cable into the connector on your TV rear panel, and connect the second connector to the phone port.
- Go to the “Main Menu” of the TV and select the section “Sound Source” / Press the INPUT button.
- Select the HDMI connector as the signal source to which the smartphone is connected. The connector number can be viewed on the rear wall of the TV, but in the overwhelming majority it is the only active.
This way you can display the image and video on the LG TV with almost any smartphone: LG, Samsung, Huavei, Lenovo. In order to synchronize the iPhone, you will need a special Lightning adapter. HDMI.
Also, different models of smartphones can be connected to LG TV using various connectors. For example, a number of LG phones models (including LG 2x) are equipped with a special Micro HDMI port or more modern USB Type-C. Also, a number of smartphones of democratic models support the MHL standard (Mobil High Definition Link), with which the signal comes directly from the data transfer port and charging Micro-USB. Analogue MHL. a standard of Slimport, implemented in many LG smartphones models, allowing to transmit video in a resolution of 1080p.
All these ways are suitable for old smartphone models. For new models, it is recommended that wireless data transfer methods are recommended.
Image on a TV with a laptop, or wi-fi smartphone
I noticed that many want, for example, run on the tablet, in the browser, browser view online and bring it to the TV. But in order to broadcast the film by DLNA, you need to download it first. This is not all like everyone, and not everyone knows how to download movies on the tablet, or smartphone. If you have Smart TV, then you can watch online movies directly from the TV, and you do not need any additional devices for this. How to do this, read in this article.
It’s interesting: the TV formatted (initialized) a hard disk (USB flash drive), and the computer does not define it. What to do?
There are two main technologies that allow a wireless network to fully duplicate on TV All you see on your laptop screen, or a mobile device. These are Intel Wireless Display technologies (Intel Widi). and Miracast. Most likely, you have already heard of these technologies, or have seen them in the settings of their devices.
If you explain their work in your own words, then everything happens something like this: the image that is displayed on the screen of your computer, or the mobile device is compressed, and the Wi-Fi is transmitted to the TV. All this happens very quickly, and the delays are almost not noticeable.
You just turn on the Miracast, or Intel WIDI on the TV (if it supports this technology, if not, then you need a special HDMI adapter). and on a mobile device, or on a laptop using a special program, run the broadcast. Devices are connected and the picture is transmitted to the TV. By the way, the Wi-Fi network (router) is not needed at all, the TV itself creates a network to which you just connect to. Something like Wi-Fi Direct.
At first glance, everything is very simple. But at the moment, not all devices support these wireless technologies. Although, I think that in a year, it will not be a problem.
By the way, Intel Widi (starting with version 3.5) Compatible with Miracast. Therefore, the technology from Intel can be considered universal.
How to display an image on a TV with an Android tablet, or phone on this technology, you can read in this article.
Checking Screen Translation Support on Android and Enable Broadcast
In order not to spend the time to be wasted, I recommend to make sure that your phone or tablet supports the image output to wireless displays: The fact is that not any Android device is capable of this. many of them belonging to the bottom and partially to the average price segment are not Support Miracast.
- On Android 9 (in the case of a clean OS), go to the settings. Connected Devices. Connection Settings. Broadcast and Make sure that the image is enabled with the possibility of transmitting the image from the phone, as in the screenshot below.
- On SAMSUNG GALAXY smartphones, open the notification area completely and see if there is a Smart View icon (consider that the icons in the notification area can be flipped and you can not be on the first page).
- On earlier versions, go to the settings. the screen and see if there is a “broadcast” (in Android 6 and 7) or “Wireless Display (Miracast)” (Android 5 and some devices with branded shells). If the item is present, you can immediately switch it to the “enabled” state using the menu (called by three points) on the clean Android or ON switch in some shells.
- Another location where you can detect the presence or absence of a wireless image transmission function (“pass the screen” or “broadcast”). the area of fast settings in the Android notification area (however, it may be that the function is supported, and there are no buttons to enable broadcast, or It is hidden and can be turned on in the settings, which is shown in the video below).
If neither there is no place to detect the parameters of the wireless display, the functions of Screen Mirroring, Smart View, broadcast, Miracast or WIDI failed, try searching for settings by entering the settings and using the search field. If nothing like does not detect. with a high probability, your device does not support the wireless transmission of the image to the TV or another compatible screen.
How to enable Miracast (WIDI) image broadcast support on the Samsung, LG, Sony and Philips TV
Usually, in order to be able to transfer an image from a TV phone to TV, it is enough to have a TV to be turned on and the Wi-Fi adapter has been turned on, but sometimes the wireless display feature is turned off on the TV and first it may be necessary to include it in the settings. Below are examples of such settings, on your TV items can be slightly different, but the logic is usually the same and you can find the necessary parameters.
- Samsung. On the TV Remote Control, click the Signal Source Select button and select Screen Mirroring. Also in the network parameters of some SAMSUNG TVs may be attended by screen mirror image settings.
- LG. Go to the settings (Settings button on the remote control). Network. Miracast (Intel WIDI) and enable this feature.
- Sony Bravia. press the Signal Source Selection button on the TV Remote Control (usually above) and select “Duplicate Screen”. Also, if in the settings of the TV network (go to Home, there to open the parameters. network) Enable the built-in Wi-Fi and a separate Wi-Fi Direct point, the broadcast can be started without selecting a signal source (TV will automatically switch to wireless broadcast), but At the same time, the TV must be already enabled.
- Philips. option enabled in settings. network parameters. Wi-Fi Miracast.
Theoretically, from the model to the model, items may change, but almost all today’s TVs with Wi-Fi module support the reception of the image via Wi-Fi and, sure the menu item you can manage to find.
Make friends the technique between yourself will help our tips, how to connect the phone to the TV. And it doesn’t matter if you have an iPhone or smartphone based on Android. We offer detailed step-by-step instructions for connecting via USB cable, HDMI or using wireless networks and software pairing.
Connection using a USB cable
So, you returned from vacation, at the table with the best friends brought from traveling, and you would like to share your impressions and photos with them, and you need to show each one you need in the smallest details. Here are just a photo. in the phone, and a TV with a large screen. on the wall. The easiest option is to connect the phone to the TV using a USB cable. In this case, the smartphone will turn into a flash drive, that is, it will be possible to start the files only via USB intees of TV itself.
For such a connection, you will need: Mobile phone with Android operating system, cord (for example, from charging), well, the TV itself with the USB working entrance. it has most modern models.
Connect the TV Wire and Smartphone. Turn on TV.
Select on the screen of the smartphone in the alert window that appears “Use as a memory drive (as a USB)”.
From the TV panel in the source list, select. USB (most often do it allows the Source button).
Using the arrows on the console, select the desired folders and open the files. So you can view image files, as well as run in advance downloaded on USB flash drive.
What if the TV does not see the USB smartphone connected?
Check the power of the cable. Also wires that go with chargers can only be charged. Make sure you use a cable that came with the phone and is designed to connect the device to a computer.
If the worker cable, check that you selected the desired item on the smartphone screen. Try to disable it and attach it to the TV again by selecting the right item (not “only charging”).
What can I do?
Use a smartphone as a flash drive.
If these methods did not help, the telephone and TV are not compatible to connect via USB. Try the other options below.
Connection using HDMI cable
This method of connecting the phone to the TV allows you to turn the smartphone-TV bundle into a single computer and run on the big screen all files from the phone. In some gadgets, the Mini-HDMI connector is immediately present, but it is a big rarity. If there is no such smartphone, you need to buy an adapter: it can be a USB Type-C cable. HDMI for more expensive smartphones, adapter Lightning. HDMI for iPhone and iPad, as well as Micro-USB-HDMI (with MHL intees).
Connect the phone to the TV is easy: connect the devices with a cable, select the port to which the smartphone is connected as a signal source. Enjoy the display of the phone screen on TV display.
Via USB Type connector. C
This adapter will help connect to TV new smartphones, flagship models with a modern jack for quick charging. It is best to choose a universal adapter that can be connected to a TV with HDMI, VGA, DVI or MINIDP.
This adapter allows you to connect Apple devices to the TV (iPhone or iPad). The device can also be universal and approach to any TV. Cheaper to buy a simple adapter, it costs from 1500.
This is a way to connect to the TV older or cheaper device. If in the smartphone the microUSB connector, then the MHL adapter allows you to connect it to HDMI. Mobile High-Definition Link technology should at the same time maintain smartphone and TV. To check whether your smartphone supports this feature, download and run the MHL Checker application. The TV will also have the inscription MHL next to the HDMI connector.
Through Slim Port
This method is suitable if your smartphone does not support the previous method. It most often concerns older devices. They should also have a microUSB entrance.
What can I do?
Use TV as an external display for games and watching the movie. On the TV screen, the smartphone screen is displayed.
Connection using Wi-Fi
This method is suitable for TVs equipped with Wi-Fi module. Find out if it is possible on your TV, looking at the instruction or description on the Internet. It is also worth checking if you have a modern smartphone with you: nothing happens with the phones equipped with Android OS below the fourth version or iPhone below 4S. Everything will succeed, if in the smartphone in the “Wireless Networks” section there is a “Wi-Fi Direct” item. Usually, you can find it in subparagraph settings (in three points in the right corner). It needs to be done active.
Then in the TV to which you want to connect the phone via Wi-Fi, you need to find the “Network” section. Here we also choose Wi-Fi Direct. In the list of available devices that appears, choose your phone. most likely it will be here one. Connection request will fly to a smartphone. confirm it in the pop-up window that opens.
What can I do?
Look from smartphone image. Information information low speed.
Connection with DLNA
This method is suitable for smartphones with Android and televisions with DLNA support. To send files, you need to connect the phone and the TV to the home Internet (you can in different ways), then turn on the DLNA function on the TV in the settings. After that, select a movie, a picture or music, click on the name of the file and press the settings: “Menu. Select Player”. In the list find your TV.
What can I do?
View files from a smartphone. For advanced settings and viewing files, not only from the gallery will need to deliver any application for DLNA from Google Play.
We broadize photos and video from smartphone on TV
The TV must be enabled and connected to the network.
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There are many programs that help to broadcast media content using DLNA technology. But the standard gallery in HTC with this is also not poorly coping.
In the list of programs on the smartphone, launch the gallery.
Opening for example, the first photo, click on the “still” button and “Select the player”.
Our TV will appear in the list. Choosing it.
At this moment a photo should appear on the TV (I do not need to turn on). You can flipped photos on the phone and it will be automatically displayed on the TV. That’s the way (sorry for the quality of the photo):
The photo above conveys the whole point of what we do.
To stop the broadcast, just click the Close button (in the upper right corner of the screen). Tell me :).
Stregnation Services and Media
If there is no need to transfer the entire screen of the smartphone to the big screen of the TV, and you only need to open the video from YouTube, a film or music from any platform, you can go easier by.
To do this, you need to open the necessary video, a film or a musical composition and find a button on which a rectangle with the Wi-Fi icon in the corner is depicted. If you click on it, a window opens with a choice of available output devices. it can be like a TV with Chromecast and Airplay function and a smart column.
Svetlana Mereyeva from Itel told about another way to transfer media files from a smartphone to a TV. According to her, using Wi-Fi Direct technology, users can send files straight to the TV, keeping them in its memory.
“If the TV supports Wi-Fi Direct technology, this is the best way to connect it. To do this, it is enough to enable the function in the TV settings. open the Wi-Fi Direct item in the smartphone settings and select the TV in the list of available devices, after which you can send photos, video and other content to it. Mereyev shared.
However, it is worth remembering that for “heavy” files will require more space, and modern TVs are equipped with an average of 8 GB of integrated memory.