How to Connect Android to TV

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Connecting your phone to your TV has several merits, including the ability to stream your favorite shows or movies right from your phone. If you’re a traditionalist, you can connect your Android to your TV with old-fashioned HDMI cables and a converter for your phone’s micro USB port. You can also use a Chromecast USB stick if you’d prefer to wirelessly connect to your TV.


Using an HDMI Cable Converter

Purchase a micro USB-to-HDMI converter. Your phone’s charging port–also known as a micro USB outlet–cannot support the same cable that interfaces with your TV by default, so you’ll need to purchase a converter. Make sure your device is compatible with your chosen cable before purchasing.

Plug the small end of the converter into your Android. This should fit into the charging port at the bottom of your phone.

Plug your HDMI cable into your converter. Your HDMI cable will fit in the opposite end of the converter.

Plug the HDMI cable into your TV. The roughly trapezoid-shaped HDMI port(s) should be on the back of your TV. HDMI ports usually have the word “HDMI” printed next to them.

Take note of which input is listed below the HDMI port.

Your converter may come with a USB power cable. If your TV doesn’t have a readily-available USB port near the HDMI port, you can plug the USB power cable into your Android charger unit.

Turn on your TV.

Change your TV’s input to the relevant HDMI port. How you do this will depend on your TV model, but you can usually do so by pressing the “Input” button on the top or side of your TV.

Wait for your Android screen to display. If you don’t see your Android’s screen mirrored on your TV after a few seconds, you may have to restart your device.

So easy and simple.

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