There are a large number of people who have no idea how to connect the mobile to the TV, in fact, there are those who do not even know that this can be done. The idea of this is so that you can watch the series, videos and movies that you have in it and thus project them to a much larger screen where you can share this with more people.
This time we will be talking about the proper process to do this, there are certain alternatives for this and it is most likely that your mobile can offer you this option with any of the alternatives that we are going to show you below.
How to connect the mobile to the TV through a cable?
If you want to learn how to connect the mobile to the TV with a cable and you have an Android mobile, the easiest way is to connect it using a cable that joins it to the television. Currently most Android mobiles have a particular port known as micro HDMI, those who do not have it can connect to the TV through the micro USB port using the adapter. This process also works to connect tablet to TV .
Does your mobile have the Micro HDMI connector?
This is important to find out before starting the process, if the mobile has an HDMI port, you only have to get the cable and connect the mobile to the TV whenever you want, nowadays almost all Android phones have this connector so you will not have problems in this regard.
The micro HDMI port is very similar to the mini USB port. For this reason, so that everything is distinguished correctly, you will see that it has a label called HDMI. On the other hand, if you are an iPhone user you will not find an HDMI port on your mobile. iOS doesn’t allow you to connect iPhone to TV via cable.
Does the mobile you have support MHL?
If you don’t have an HDMI port, you have to check if your mobile supports MHL (You can check this in the specifications of the phone). If it is compatible, you will only have to use an active MHL cable so that you can connect the mobile to the TV whenever you want.
This is a cable that connects directly to the HDMI port of the TV and the other end to the USB port of your mobile. In addition, it has a third connector that must be connected to the current (it can be a USB charger or to a USB port on the TV). Another option would be to buy an adapter and thus you will forget about so many cables.
Thanks to this you will be able to connect a direct HDMI cable to the mobile without presenting major complications. Other cables are known as passive MHL. These are a bit simpler since they do not have a third connector that goes to the power of the TV. The problem would be that for the TV to work you must connect it to a mobile compatible with MHL.
This is an unusual method. So if you want to learn how to connect the mobile to the TV with this method. We recommend that you check when buying the cable so that you choose the active MHL in case you are not sure if your TV has compatibility with this technology or not.
oes the mobile you have use SlimPort technology?
SlimPort is an alternative technology to what is known as MHL and the advantage is that a large number of mobile brands support this technology. If you are not sure if the mobile you have supports this technology or not, you should check the specifications before proceeding to purchase this cable.
The SlimPort cable does not require any power supply. This makes use much more comfortable. Apart from everything, it will allow you to watch the videos in HD and it is available in VGA (These are the TVs that do not have an HDMI port).
In addition, when you are going to view the content of the mobile on your TV through the cable, you will not be able to charge it. This is because the battery tends to run out faster, if you work with SlimPort and the TV does not have DisplayPort, you will be able to charge the mobile while you are watching the content on the TV screen.
Can the mobile be connected to the TV without cable?
Since you are learning how to connect the mobile to the TV, it is good that you learn the alternative without cable. For that there are some alternatives and we are going to show them to you below:
Connect the mobile to the TV with Google Chromecast
Chromecast is a device that looks like a USB and was developed by Google, connecting it to an HDMI port on any TV, you can see the content of your mobile on TV. Another advantage that Chromecast offers you is that you can use your smartphone or tablet to do other tasks without interrupting the playback on TV.
You have to configure it before you can use it so that you can access the WiFi you have in your home. If you want to start using Chromecast you have to follow the steps below:
- Connect Google Chromecast to TV.
- You must download the Chromecast application on your mobile, then you must configure it to connect to your home WiFi. This is an app that is available on both Android and iOS.
- Now that the two components are connected to the same WiFi network, you need to make sure that you have a good and stable signal.
- As soon as you have done this, every time an application has compatibility (It means that its content can be seen on the TV screen) the icon will appear for you to cast. You just have to click on it to start enjoying the content.
In this way you will have learned a way to make this connection without having to use cables, remember that, although these connections are made well, the cables always take up space and are exposed to being disconnected at some point, either by a blow, or by any other reason.
Can the iPhone be connected to the TV?
If it can be done, in this case you have some options that would be the following:
- You can use Apple TV, through Airplay.
- You can also use an official Apple cable, you must go to a store and get advice in this regard so that they sell you the right cable.
- Following the process that we have already explained to you previously with Chromecast.