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How to connect Android phone to TV

May 9th, 2013 · No Comments

Here in this tutorial we will tell you how to connect Android phone to TV. Complete procedure is explained below:

Android smart phones have become very popular throughout the world and is used extensively everywhere. The important advantage of Android operating system is that you can download lot of free Apps from Google Play and also it is compatible with HD Televisions, Computers, MP3 players. There are various options for connecting your Android phone to TV and easiest way is connecting through HDMI cable having an MHL connection on opposite side.

Mobile High Definition Link is a connect top which is present in some popular Android Smart phones. Its portion of micro USB port and some people don’t notice it directly for the first time. Also many Android phones contain micro-HDMI port which also allows you to connect your phone to HD Television or Monitors. Though this option helps to project HD videos from your Android phone to a bigger screen, the drawback is that you require a longer cable and also an Adapter to ensure you have flawless display of videos.

Most of the Android smart phones include micro HDMI (High Definition Multimedia Interface) ports that can be used to send signals to your HD television that you can be used for projecting photos or videos your Android phone. This article explains how to connect a Motorola Droid X Android phone to your HD TV using HDMI port.


Step 1

First you should take the HDMI cable provided along with your device and connect it to the HDMI port on your Android phone which will be found on right spine in Droid X. This is a micro HDMI port which requires a type-D connector on one side of the cable and you can connect with your TV which has regular HDMI port using the type A connector present on other side of the HDMI cable.

Step 2

The next step is to launch the Gallery App on your Android phone and select the list of videos or photos which you would like view on your HD TV. After choosing the video you can view set of controls on the screen which allows you to navigate through videos or photos on your device as your display them. They will automatically disappear after certain idle time and you can tap on any dark area of screen if you wish to redisplay them. If you want to launch the player controls you can tap the Play icon present on top left corner that has HDMI caption on it.

Step 3

Now click the Pause/Play button for playing the videos or photos on your HD TV which get streamed from your Android phone. If you find any display problems and quality is not up to your expectations, you can alter the HDMI settings available on your phone by going to settings and choose HDMI format. You can also change the other settings like refresh rates and screen resolution if the default settings are not working correctly for you.

You should also remember that certain Apps don’t permit HDMI output which includes popular Apps like YouTube and Blockbuster. Generally you can only view the photos and videos that are stores in your Phone’s SD card and displayed from the Gallery Application. You can also play Music from your Android phone on your TV speakers using the default Music App on your screen.

There is also option called Mirror On Display which allows you to duplicate the while screen output from your Android device to HD TV or HDMI monitor. This option can be very much suitable if you want rented movie from NetFlix or other Video on Demand websites.

There are also other options which are coming up recently like Miracast which is a wireless technique that allows mirroring the screen output of your Android Device directly on your HD TV and is similar to Airplay option available in iPhones. This option is available only from Android 4.2 Jellybean and other later version and requires Wi-Fi internet connection in your home. These are some options for connecting your Android phone to TV.

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