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All the ways to connect and watch content from an iPhone or Android on TV

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

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Of course, you will definitely need a additional device: a cable, google chromecast either AppleTV. Fortunately, TechMarkup brings each case so that users can connect their mobile to the television in the most comfortable and simple way possible.

Check that the TV is compatible with external devices

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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) either connect the two devices wirelessly.

In general, a receiver added to the TV itself is needed so that the latter can receive broadcasts from smartphones. Or, if you have a SmartTV quite modern, may have Chromecast built-in (Google Cast Built In) and/or AirPlay (the equivalent of Manzana).

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

In case the Smart TV lacks it, it will be necessary 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, in case you already have one of the media devices).

In case of choosing a cable

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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 allows you to mirror your screen to your TV (you’ll need two HDMI cables to complete the connection, though).

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

This is how you can send the iPhone screen to the TV

Many TVs now have AirPlay built in; so nothing else is needed to send the screen from the phone. If that is not the case, it will be necessary to use an Apple TV (at the end TechMarkup leaves a tip if you have a Google Chromecast):

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

two. Look at the icon of the two overlapping rectangles, that is the direct access to ‘Screen mirroring’. Click there.

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

Four. When you want to stop sending, carry out 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 sent to the TV. Yes indeed, an app will be needed: Replica.

This is how you can send the screen of an Android to the TV

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

one. Download the Google Home app on the cell phone if it was not already installed.

two. 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 there.

Four. Accept the warning message with ‘Start now’ and then, everything that is done on the cell phone will be seen simultaneously on TV.

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

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

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

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