How to connect an Android phone to a TV via HDMI?
High Definition Multimedia Interface or HDMI is an interface that transmits high definition and quality video and audio. What does it mean? This means that you can, for example, display an image from a laptop on a TV. In this case, on the TV screen you will see everything that happens on the laptop screen. Of course, this is only possible if your TV, like your laptop, supports HDMI technology. Is it possible to connect a smartphone to a TV using HDMI? You can, but there are some nuances.
What to do?
You are probably perfectly familiar with the first three devices, but few people know what an MHL adapter is. Let’s analyze in more detail.
In order to connect a smartphone and a TV with an HDMI cable, the TV must have an HDMI port, and the smartphone must have a microHDMI port, and an appropriate cable is also required. The problem is that only a small number of smartphones have a microHDMI port. manufacturers simply do not see the point in installing it, because it makes the device more expensive and takes up extra space in the case. Here is this port on a smartphone, it looks like a MicroUSB port, but they are similar only externally (for example, BlackBerry Z10):
If your smartphone does not have a microHDMI port, you probably think that it is impossible to connect it to a TV. Fortunately, this is not the case. Some time ago, Mobile High-Definition Link technology, or MHL for short, appeared. MHL is an interface standard that combines the functionality of HDMI and MicroUSB. In other words, with the help of this excellent technology, you can connect your smartphone to a TV using HDMI technology using a special adapter. There is also an MHL cable. The difference is that the adapter is powered by an external power supply, while the cable does not require additional power.
It also houses an additional microUSB port for receiving power.
So, in order to connect a smartphone to a TV using HDMI technology, you need to connect an MHL adapter to a smartphone. Then a regular HDMI cable is connected to the adapter. The second side of the HDMI cable connects to the TV. on its back or side wall you can find a port or ports for connection.
Have you connected? Great. Now it all depends on the TV model. There are models where when you connect the cable to the HDMI port, the picture from the device you just connected is automatically turned on. If this does not happen, pick up the TV remote control, press the Source button and select the HDMI section.
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After that, you will see a picture from your smartphone. Everything that is shown on its display, you will see on the TV screen. You can watch a movie or even play games. Very comfortably!
Just remember that in some cases it is worth completely disabling the screen off function on the smartphone or setting the maximum possible time, otherwise its display will turn off when it is idle.
As you can see, there is nothing difficult in connecting, but you need to stock up on an MHL adapter in advance. Of course, only if your smartphone does not have a separate microHDMI port.
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In addition to connecting directly via a cable, you can use wireless methods, for example, various applications. A prerequisite is the presence of a Wi-Fi network.
This method requires the version of the Android operating system not older than 4.4. Although no older models are currently being produced.
To interrupt the work, you need to select “Screen and sound broadcast” and then turn off.
The application has many different functions and an accessible interface. Outwardly, Vget looks like a simple internet browser. In the search bar, enter the name of the site for watching movies, start the selected movie. In the window that appears on the phone screen, select DLNA and TV model from the list provided. The broadcast is started via the Play button. The process will be displayed on the smartphone display and at the same time on the TV screen via DLNA.
The main advantage of using Vget is the ability to work on a smartphone and while streaming. You can even turn off your phone. TV will not stop playing video.
How to watch a movie from your phone on TV
In today’s article, we’ll show you how to watch a movie from your phone on your TV. We suggest that you familiarize yourself with several options for connecting an Android device to a TV: using various types of cables, wireless connection and specially developed programs.
On modern models of smartphones with the Android operating system, you can download a lot of different information: photos, videos, games. Unfortunately, examination of small details is extremely inconvenient on the phone due to the small diagonal of its display. You will not enjoy watching a colorful movie if you decide to enable it on your phone. Sometimes you want to share bright photos taken with high resolution, but the technical capabilities of the smartphone are limited.
All methods can be conditionally divided into several groups:
- Wired connection (USB, HDMI and Mobile High-Definition Link cables)
- Wireless connection (built-in smartphone capability, web-downloaded broadcast software)
Next, read the detailed instructions for connecting a smartphone to a TV.
Using an HDMI cable
The method is based on duplicating the phone display on the TV screen. Smartphone and TV are connected by HDMI (High Definition Multimedia Interface) cable. The disadvantage of this method is that the phone will quickly lose its charge during this operation. We advise you to connect the smartphone charger at the same time. The presence of a docking station will also solve the problem with a lot of wires or the inconvenience of simultaneous charging.
How to watch a movie from your phone on TV: use a USB cable
The easiest and most affordable way: connect via USB cable. You need to connect your phone and TV with a USB cable. In the smartphone settings, select the activation of USB debugging. After that, select “connect as a drive” as shown in the screenshot below. After that, the TV will independently detect the smartphone as an external storage device and display all the data from the phone, it will be possible to manage the internal memory of the smartphone. Now you can select the desired file and run it. In this method, the smartphone is used as a regular flash drive.
We use a Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL) cable to connect a smartphone to a TV
Most phones currently support Mobile High-Definition Link wire connectivity. The principle itself is similar to the methods described above, but there is a definite advantage. Using a cable allows you not only to broadcast the picture from the gadget to the TV in FullHD format, but also to simultaneously recharge the smartphone. This eliminates the need for a charger. MHL cable combines the function of HDMI cable and micro USB.
Without software and cables
The display broadcast function is already most often laid down by the developer of modern smartphones. Each manufacturer calls this feature differently. For example, Screen Mirroring is a feature on Samsung devices. The principle of operation is to transfer the image from the phone screen to the TV via Wi-Fi. The obvious advantage is that there is no need for a wired connection. The disadvantage is the possibility of interrupting the connection, as well as delays in the picture or audio. Important criteria are the quality of the WI-FI module on the TV, the speed of information transmission and the power of the phone.
As an example, we offer a Samsung smartphone.
- In the phone menu, you need to find the item with connections and select “Other networks”. Among them is the Screen Mirroring function. On the TV itself, you must activate the picture broadcast function.
- An inscription with the TV model should appear on the smartphone. Click on the title. Connection can be made in a few minutes.
- The connection is complete. The picture on the phone and TV is the same. Using this function, you can not only watch videos, images, but also run games installed on your smartphone.
We’ve covered five different ways to watch a movie from your phone on your TV. Each method has a number of advantages and disadvantages. Check out each of them and choose the most convenient and suitable for your specific situation. Progress does not stand still, programmers are developing the latest ways of transferring information. Perhaps, in the near future, we will be offered new possibilities for connecting a smartphone and a TV. One thing will remain unchanged: the ability to broadcast the phone display allows you to watch movies or photos not on a small smartphone screen, but on a large TV screen. Leave comments on the article if you have questions.
We broadcast photos and videos from smartphone to TV
The TV must be turned on and connected to the network.
There are many programs that help you broadcast media content using DLNA technology. But the standard gallery in HTC does not do a bad job with this either.
In the list of programs on the smartphone, launch the gallery.
For example, open the first photo, click on the “” button and “Select a player”.
Our TV should appear on the list. We select it.
At this moment, a photograph should appear on the TV (you do not need to turn on anything). You can flip through the photo on your phone and it will be automatically displayed on the TV. Like this (sorry for the quality of the photo):
The photo above conveys the essence of what we are doing.
To stop the broadcast, just click the close button (in the upper right corner of the screen). You will understand :).
Learn how to connect your phone to a monitor
Modern TVs are endowed with many possibilities for interacting with mobile phones, smartphones and tablets based on iOS and Android. The only problem is to synchronize them and force them together. All that is needed to solve this problem is a Smart-phone, a Wi-Fi direct router, a mobile phone, a smartphone or iPhone, based on iOS or Android devices, and an application-program from the AppStore or Google-Play. First, you need to link the application and learn how to use the video output.
If the computer is broken, and the monitor is working or there is a TV, then you can always connect the phone to it and use it for its intended purpose. watching movies and photos
How do I connect my phone to a monitor? There is only one answer to this question. you can connect one device to another if both models are modern and support certain functions. Data transfer from a smartphone to an old TV is not possible.
After installing the required application, you need to set up your home network. All devices: both TV and smartphone or iphone, must be connected to the same Wi-Fi access device.
To be sure, it is worth checking some device settings:
- The TV and the smartphone device must be located on the same subnet with each other;
- You need to have the UPnP protocol enabled on your router, which is necessary to detect devices that will be paired in the future;
- Let firewalls do not block the passing traffic between all network devices.
After all the manipulations, you just need to turn on the TV and launch the application on a modern Smart device. Once launched, it scans your home network and looks for available devices. In the case when the application for some reason does not recognize the TV, and the system does not connect, the problems most likely lie in the network. You need to check if the network settings are correct and enable everything again.
What technique is Screen Mirroring on?
Samsung TVs N, M, Q, LS, K, J, F-series (depending on the model).
Samsung Galaxy series smartphones and tablets (varies by model).
To find out if your model has Screen Mirroring, call or write to Support.
What to do if the TV does not see anything in the smartphone?
Most likely, you need to change the connection type. To do this, call the shutter, there you will see the type of connection to the TV.
Click on it, all types of available connections will open. Try to select “USB storage” or, if this option is not available, “Camera (PTP)”.
By the way, if the connection type is not shown at all when connected to the TV, try connecting the smartphone to the computer, change the connection type, and then reconnect to the TV.
How to set up Screen Mirroring
Check the Android version on your device before uninstalling.
Press the Source button on the TV remote and select Screen Mirroring from the source list. If you have an N, M, Q, LS or K-series TV, skip this step and go to the next.
How to connect an Android phone to a TV
Swipe down from the top of the screen to open the quick settings panel.
Swipe again to expand the panel completely.
Swipe from left to right to open additional settings.
The smartphone / tablet will start searching for the TV. Select the TV you want to connect to from the list.
The smartphone / tablet will start connecting to the TV. The TV may ask you to connect. Allow it.
After connection, an image from a smartphone or tablet will appear on the TV screen.
Watching videos and photos from your Android tablet / smartphone on TV and more.
If you want to view multimedia files from your tablet / smartphone on your TV, make sure your TV supports DLNA protocol.
Features of BubbleUPnP UPnP / DLNA:
The free version of BubbleUPnP contains all the features listed above with the following restrictions, which can be removed by purchasing the BubbleUPnP License app:
Easy Universal TV Remote
Another simple application that allows you to use your Android tablet or phone as a TV remote control. The program is similar to similar in functionality, differing mainly in the interface, it is possible to turn on / off the TV, adjust the volume, switch channels, etc.
To set up the remote control via the phone, you just need to select the connection type from the three available and the TV model; declared support for most brands of TVs: Samsung, Sony, LG, Panasonic and others.
TV Remote Control
A program that allows you to use your phone as a TV remote control. The application does not have a Russian-language version, but figuring out the simple interface, how to set up the remote control via the phone, will not be difficult anyway. You just need to select the operating mode (infrared port or Wi-Fi connection) and the TV model. You can install the remote control on your phone for free, but in this case you have to accept the fact that it sometimes shows ads on the control screen.
The program supports standard TV switch functions: power management, volume control, number keys and channel switching.
The application is compatible with TVs Panasonic, Samsung, LG, Sharp, Akai, JVC and other manufacturers.
Remote via phone: how to set up a remote on Android
Today, even the most ordinary smartphone can perform dozens of tasks that required a separate device ten years ago. Talking about a mobile device as a replacement for an audio and video player, digital camera, portable game console does not even occur to anyone, so these functions naturally passed to smartphones and became a part of everyday life.
In a short time, new features will be added to this ever-expanding natural arsenal of smartphones. For example, today, to pay for purchases in supermarkets, it is enough just to bring an Android smartphone with a built-in NFC chip to the terminal, or more and more automakers are equipping their new models with the possibility of remote control from a smartphone, even if so far only to start the engine or feed a car from the parking lot to driver, but this is just the beginning. Therefore, the remote control via the phone is unlikely to surprise anyone.
So, managing the infrared port in our life is becoming not only a sensible, but also an absolutely natural choice. After all, everyone sometimes, comfortably sitting on the couch with a phone, may want, for example, if you do not check the contents of the refrigerator, without getting out from under a cozy blanket, then at least turn on the TV and watch your favorite show or series after a long working day, without searching the entire neighborhood in search of an abandoned remote control who knows where.
The capabilities of Android today allow you to use almost any phone as a TV remote control. For connection, you can use different interfaces, the most common are infrared port or Bluetooth module. Let’s take a look at how to set up a remote on an Android phone using a variety of free and paid apps. Smart TVs usually also support Wi-Fi connectivity, many major manufacturers have their own Android remote control apps with advanced features such as LG TV Remote, Samsung Smart View, Video TV SideView: Sony Remote.
To use it, you need to install the remote control on your phone, after which three modes will be available:
- infrared control;
- extended mode;
- universal mode.
The program interface is quite simple and intuitive. The application is compatible with most models of modern and old TVs, so it can be used both for old models that support IR port control, and for new Smart-TVs.
To control the device’s IR port, a corresponding module is required in the smartphone, other modes work via Wi-Fi, then the program can connect to the TV in the home network automatically.
Galaxy Universal Remote
A paid program that allows you to control your equipment through the infrared module of your smartphone. With this application, you can configure the remote control through your phone for a TV, receiver or tuner, audio system, media players, air conditioner, projector, digital camera, game console and other types of equipment.
- creating bookmarks for individual devices and saving settings;
- control of the IR port for several devices using the function of a universal customizable remote control, where, for example, you can set the channel switch button from the TV, and the volume control from the audio system;
- the ability to customize the appearance of the remote control (choice of color, button size and much more);
- no annoying ads and banners;
- saving a sequence of actions (for example, turning on several devices by pressing one button);
- backup of program data and restoration on another smartphone;
- using widgets to control devices directly from the main screen of your phone.
SURE Universal Remote
Simple IR port control for home and digital appliances. It uses an infrared port, and WI-FI to control Smart TV and media players, and play media content from a smartphone to Smart TV.
Using the application, you can configure a “device system” for which one configured “remote control” will be used so that they can be turned on and off by pressing one button.