All the Ways to Connect and Watch Content from iPhone or Android on TV

All the Ways to Connect and Watch Content from iPhone or Android on TV

Connect an iPhone or Android to a TV. (picture: YouTube)

Surely there are many users who have wanted see your screen smartphone in his television. Well, either with a iPhone or one android there are options for both.

Of course, you will definitely need a additional device: a cable, google chromecast Is AppleTV. Fortunately, Infobae brings each case so that users can connect their portable on TV in the most comfortable and easy way possible.

Check that the TV is compatible with external devices

When connecting a mobile phone to a TV, there are two methods that do not work on all phones: a cable can be used (less common) Is connect the two devices wirelessly.

Typically, a receiver added to the TV itself is required for the TV to receive broadcasts from smartphones. Or, if you have a Smart-TV quite modern, may have Chromecast built-in (Google Cast Built In) and/or AirPlay (the equivalent of Manzana).

AirPlay from iPhone to TV.  (photo: iPhone News)

AirPlay from iPhone to TV. (photo: iPhone News)

Before buying anything it’s best to make sure your TV supports mobile wireless protocols.

In case the Smart TV lacks it, you will have to buy a Chromecast or an Apple TV, depending on whether you have an Android phone or an iPhone. There are also ways to change platform (use iPhone on Chromecast and Android with AirPlay, if you already have one of the media devices).

When choosing a cable

Please note that not all Androids provide video output via USB C (or micro USB): will have to try a cable from this port to HDMI.

On the other hand, if you have an iPhone, you can opt for a Lightning to HDMI adapter: Apple lets you mirror your screen to your TV (you’ll need two HDMI cables to complete the connection, though).

with the thread, just connect the TV to the mobile phone and select HDMI in the external source of the TV Yes the image will go to the screen (if the mobile phone supports it).

Lightning to HDMI adapter from iPhone to TV.  (photo: iPadize)

Lightning to HDMI adapter from iPhone to TV. (photo: iPadize)

Here’s how to mirror iPhone screen to TV

Many televisions now integrate AirPlay; so nothing else is needed to send the screen from the phone. If it’s not like that, you will need to use an Apple TV (at the end Infobae leaves a tip if you have a Google Chromecast):

a. Turn on the iPhone screen and unfold it Control center (top right of the screen down).

of them. Look at the icon of the two overlapping rectangles, this is the direct access to ‘Screen mirror’. Click here.

3. The iPhone will tell all devices on the network who are eligible to receive the stream. Click on the one you want.

Four. When you want to stop sending, perform the same steps and click on its respective button: ‘Stop sending’.

Now, if the user has a Google Chromecast, the iPhone screen can also be cast to TV. This, yes, an application will be required: Replica.

Mirror iPhone screen to TV.  (photo: Applesphere)

Mirror iPhone screen to TV. (photo: Applesphere)

Here’s how to cast an Android’s screen to the TV

For this scenario, you need a Google Chromecast connected with free HDMI on TV (Chromecast with Google TV also works.) Or, if the TV already includes Google Cast as standard, nothing else will be needed:

a. Download the Google Home app on the mobile phone if it was not already installed.

of them. Open Google Home and select the device compatible with Google Cast.

3. You will see that a button appears at the bottom marked as ‘Send my screen’. Click here.

Four. Accept the warning message with ‘Start now’ and then, everything done on the mobile phone will be seen simultaneously on television.

5. When you no longer need to send the screen, display the notification area and click on ‘Disconnect’.

Screen Mirroring on Android.  (photo: The Spaniard)

Screen Mirroring on Android. (photo: The Spaniard)

Moreover, you can also cast phone screen from quick settings. Expand the notification area and look for this shortcut, the one for ‘Send screen’. In case it does not appear, you just have to edit shortcuts to add it.

If you already have an Apple TV and don’t want to buy Chromecast, you can use AirPlay on the Android screen with apps like AirPlay for Android and TV.

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