Most of us still remember the good old nokia symbian days. Nokia still remains the first mobile phone manufacturer to introduce phone to tv connection via their “TV Out” features on some of their phones like nokia n95, n96 n97….. Currently, most modern laptops and macbook owners know how easy it is to connect you computer to your HDMI-enabled HDTV or monitors. The benefits derived from a successful connection of a phone to a tv cannot be quantified. it means you have the opportunity of seen all your media contents on a wide screen. The feeling is special especially if we are talking about videos or video streaming.
What am about to discuss here however, is smartphones to tv connection with special reference to android, ios, windows and bb10 phones. I will want us to also note before hand that; while wireless / DLNA connections is common among all the smartphones, they all have there specific hardware support. The majorly convenient way of connect a smartphone to a tv is via wifi using a special wifi adapter designed for that purpose of directly if the tv has an inbuilt wifi adapter.
HOW TO CONNECT ANDROID TO YOUR TV SCREEN
The guide here will work for all android phones, but i will be talking about some samsung phones specifics as well. We all know that samsung is currently the most popular android phone manufacturer:
Wired MHL connection On most pre-2015 Samsung Phones & other Droid?
Normally we would also recommend a widely supported option for Android devices: using an MHL connection (via HDMI). Unfortunately Samsung have dropped all MHL support with the Galaxy S6 last year, and this capability hasn’t yet returned to the Galaxy line. This seems a short-sighted decision by Samsung, designed to sell more of their latest and greatest televisions, but it shouldn’t sit well with consumers. However, other non-samsung android supports mhl to hdmi connection will still work with mhl
TVs of other brands with Miracast support work with virtually all android phones. To connect samsung phones to tv via miracast ; Open the Quick Connect button in the notification shade, Scan for nearby devices, and go through the interface to select the compatible TV you want to connect to
Connecting via Chromecast
You can also use the inexpensive Chromecast from Google to connect to your TV. You don’t get full screen mirroring, but after installing the Chromecast app and connecting the Chromecast dongle to your TV, you’ll be able to press a button to send YouTube videos, Play Music and Chrome tabs to your TV. This is great for showing your friends cute cat videos, or subjecting them to your vacation slides.
You can Also Connect directly to 2015 / 2016 Samsung Smart TVs with your samsung phones
According to the Galaxy S6, S7 user manual, the easiest way to connect your S7 or S7 Edge is only available to 2015 or later Samsung Smart TVs with Bluetooth Low Energy support. If you have one of these models, you can connect by placing your phone next to your turned-on TV, then opening the notification pane.
Click Quick Connect and Scan for nearby devices. Then select the TV and tap Register TV. You’ll then see an icon of a TV with an arrow pointing towards it; press this and you’ll be able to mirror your display to the TV. You can also do the reverse (mirroring your TV’s screen to your phone) by opening the notification pane, tapping Quick Connect and then TV to mobile device.
Once you’re ready to start playing a media file (like a video or a song) on your TV, simply open the file, then tap the Share button. You’ll see a Smart View button near the bottom of the screen. Select that, then select your device from the list that appears.
How to Connect Your iPhone or iPad to Your TV
Connect your iphone / ipad to tv With a Cable
By far, the simplest way to connect your iPhone or iPad to your TV is to use Apple’s Digital AV Adapter which is a cable that plugs your Apple device to your TV’s HDMI port. You’ll also need a standard HDMI cable so just buy the least expensive one you can find. Aside the above, you can use three other methods to connect your apple phone to tv these other methods are; via Apple TV, via DLNA App and via an Android TV Stick. For detailed tutorial in how to connect apple to tv, read this guide on pcmag.com
HOW TO CONNECT BLACKBERRY 10 PHONES TO TV
DLNA is a brand new feature for BlackBerry 10 users, and a welcome addition for those that want to watch videos stored on their BlackBerry 10 phones like z10, q10, q5, z30…. on the big screen TV. DLNA allows users to connect to all sorts of smart home gadgets that are certified and using the same Wi-Fi network. The content shared spans to images and music, in addition to video. The process of setting up DLNA is really straightforward.read more from this link.
How To Project Windows Phone Screens Wirelessly to TV
To connect a windows 8 phone or newer to a tv or monitor is the easiest. All you need to do is to project your screen. If you have a phone running on Windows 8.1, you my want to take advantage of a feature that allows you to project your phone screen to your computer or television. With these features, you’ll be able to see files, media, and other stuff from your phone on a bigger screen. You can project your screen using either a USB cable or through a wireless connection. Here’s how you can project your Windows phone screen wirelessly to a second monitor. Get the full tutorial on tomsguides.com by clicking this link.
Now that you know how it is done, if you need help purchasing any of the appliances mentioned above, you can contact me to lean a helping hand. Do not forget to share this with friends and families.