LG Smart TV. Combining TV and Smartphone
Smart TVs allow you to work in tandem with your favorite devices like a smartphone, tablet or PC.
One of the main trends of recent days is the so-called “smart TV”. All major manufacturers of household appliances consider it their duty to release at least one line of smart TVs or, as they are also called, Smart TVs. In this article, we’ll explain what makes LG Smart TVs different from today’s simple TVs and what user experiences smart TVs offer.
First, let’s see what we mean when we say Smart TV or smart TV.
Smart TVs are TVs that not only show terrestrial television and go online, but also allow you to work in tandem with your favorite devices like a smartphone, tablet or PC. If you have a LG Smart TV at home, you can work with various Internet applications right from the large TV screen (like in a smartphone, only more convenient), play games and surf the Internet. LG Smart TV can serve as a screen for viewing photos and videos from a smartphone and demonstrating business presentations.
And at the same time, you no longer need to rack your brains and waste time to transfer this or that file from a laptop to a USB flash drive, from a USB flash drive to a TV, and so on. The fundamental innovation of LG Smart TV is simply a fantastically convenient format for exchanging data between the TV and your devices.
This means that in the blink of an eye you can transfer the content you need to the TV and vice versa, view a copy of the contents of your phone / tablet / laptop on the screen of a large TV. Sounds a little implausible, but it is a reality made possible by several communication technologies supported by LG Smart TV.
1) Connect your smartphone to your TV with a wired MHL cable and enjoy watching your phone’s contents from the big screen.
2) Don’t want to waste time on a wired connection? There is a way out. use the TAG ON tag. All that is required of you is to attach your smartphone to this tag and the flow of information from your phone will go straight to the TV without hindrance. Or vice versa, watch TV programs directly from your phone.
3) Everything that is on the display of your smartphone / tablet can be constantly viewed from a large TV screen using Miracast technology. This does not require constant manipulation of your devices. activate this technology only once and enjoy the constant operation of your smart TV.
3) Does your laptop support WiDi? LG Smart TV technology lets you mirror your laptop screen to your TV in an instant.
5) Tired of constantly looking for your TV remote? Smart TV solves this age-old problem too. use your phone as a full-fledged TV remote control. To do this, you just need to download and install a special application on your phone.
These are far from all the possibilities of LG Smart TV, which represent not just modern TVs, but real smart entertainment centers for the whole family.
We connect the tablet and TV for wireless image transmission
All we need to do is turn on Wi-Fi on the tablet, turn on Miracast on the TV, and pair the devices.
Turn on Miracast / Intel WiDi on LG TV
I will show on the example of an LG TV. If you have a third-party TV, this feature may turn on slightly differently. On the menu, it may be called differently.
Turn on the TV, and press the SETTINGS button on the remote control to enter the settings.
In the settings, go to the Network tab and select Miracast / Intel’s WiDi.
Next, turn on Miracast. Just flip the switch to On.
Everything, the TV can be left for now. But, don’t turn it off.
Turn on the “Wireless Screen” on your tablet or Android smartphone
We take our tablet (in my case). and go to settings.
I want to note that depending on the device (manufacturer, model, Android version, shell). activation of this function may differ. Just search for the desired items in the menu of your device.
In the settings, immediately turn on Wi-Fi, and go to the Screen (Display) tab. On the right, select the item Wireless screen (Miracast).
Turn on Miracast by setting the switch at the top to the On position. Below, your TV should appear. Its name will be there. To start wirelessly transferring images to your TV, just click on the name of the TV.
We return to the TV. There should be a request to connect the device. Just confirm the connection by choosing Yes. If you want this device to be connected without a request in the future, check the box next to the item “Connect automatically without request”.
Then the connection status will go, check and the devices will be connected. An image from the tablet appears on the TV.
To turn off the broadcast of the image on the TV, just click again on the name of the TV and select Ok.
We display the image over the air from a tablet or phone (Android) to a TV using Miracast technology (without wires). Using the Asus tablet and LG TV as an example
Now it is possible to prepare a very useful and relevant article on setting up a wireless screen on tablets and phones that run on the Andriod operating system. With the help of Miracast technology, we will display the image from the tablet on the TV. All this will work over the air, that is, without wires.
Now, a large number of modern TVs that have Smart TV functions, and have the ability to connect to the Internet via Wi-Fi, also have the ability to work as wireless screens using Intel WiDi technology, or Miracast. You can read about these technologies in more detail in a separate article How to display an image from a laptop, smartphone, or tablet to a TV over Wi-Fi? TV as a wireless monitor [Intel WiDi and Miracast]. But, there I wrote more about theory, and in this article there will be only practice.
So, this means that the TV can receive an image through the air. And our tablets and smartphones that run on Android are most likely able to transmit this image using Miracast technology. In the settings, this is called a wireless screen.
What does all this give us? We can connect our tablet or phone to a TV and everything that happens on the screen of a mobile device will be displayed on the TV. And all this wirelessly. In this way, you can display a photo on a large screen, or a video. Watch online videos, or play games on your tablet and display it all on your TV. There are some nuances, which I will write about below, but all this can be done, and now I will show how.
I just took a photo, screenshots, tested everything, checked it and now I will share it all with you. Everything is based on a real example, as always!
- The mobile device from which we will display the image on the TV. Tablet, or smartphone on Android. Not all Android devices can work with Miracast technology (wireless screen). But, according to my observations, almost all modern devices can do this.
- A TV that will receive images using Miracast wireless technology from a tablet or phone. Modern TVs can do this. If your TV has built-in Wi-Fi (or external receiver). and there is a Smart TV function, then most likely it can output an image wirelessly.
I will show on the example of the LG 32LN575U TV and the Asus MeMO Pad 10 tablet.
To set up such a connection, a Wi-Fi router is not needed, compared to setting up the transfer of medical content via DLNA.
Using wireless image transmission in practice
I played a little and tried to understand what this technology can really be used for. The problem is that with such image transmission, there is a slight delay. That is, on the tablet the page has already opened, and on the TV it appears in a second, roughly speaking.
Perhaps, on more expensive equipment, this delay will be less, but it is more likely to be. For displaying photos on a big screen, this kind of connection is great. Everything wirelessly as we love.
Sites can be viewed, or, for example, watch online videos.
By the way, I started the video on the tablet, it is displayed well on the TV. Albeit with a delay, but the sound goes in sync with the video. Sound, by the way, is transmitted too.
Tried playing games but the delay is a little annoying.
An excellent technology that allows you to display the picture that you see on your tablet or phone on the big screen without any wires. Everything connects without any problems and works flawlessly. At least I didn’t notice any problems.
The only drawback is the delay in updating the image on the TV. It is difficult to play games, but you can watch a photo or video. Display some kind of presentation on TV, no problem at all.