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How To Connect TV To WiFi With Phone?
How To Connect TV To WiFi With Phone? If you’re looking to connect your phone to your TV wirelessly, you have a few options. Most smart TVs have built-in support for AirPlay, Chromecast or Miracast.
You can also use a USB keyboard or mouse if your TV accepts them as input devices. This method should work on most TVs manufactured since 2012. It may also work on some older TVs.
1. HDMI Cable:
The HDMI cable is one of the most common cables you’ll use when connecting your tech devices. It’s a single cable that can send both data and audio, making it easier to hook up your television to devices than earlier digital connections like component or composite cables.
What happens with those other connections is that the digital signal goes through the cable, and in the process gets weakened and rounded off. The transitions between bits become relatively smooth slopes, and crosstalk from other pairs of wires in the cable adds uneven and essentially random noise to the mix. This makes what arrives at your TV look nothing like what was sent.
When using your mobile phone to stream content to the TV, an HDMI cable will provide the best quality connection. Most smart TVs have HDMI ports, but you can also connect your device to the TV with a USB cable. To do so, find the Wi-Fi network name and password on your mobile hotspot, then navigate to the TV’s Network Settings menu (or something similar). Then select your wireless connection, and enter your router’s Wi-Fi name and password into the TV using its remote. If you want to get the strongest possible connection, choose an ethernet cable and make sure it’s long enough to reach from your router to your telly.
If you don’t have an HDMI cable, or simply prefer a wireless connection, your phone’s mobile data or Wi-Fi can connect your TV to the internet. There are several ways to do this, including using Chromecast, your iPhone’s native AirPlay feature, or an app like DLNA.
To use this method, first, make sure your TV and the device you’re connecting it to are both on the same WiFi network. Then, go to your mobile phone Settings. From there, find the “Mobile Hotspot” or “Data Roaming” option. If this isn’t already enabled, toggle it on. Next, open your iPhone’s Control Center and select “Screen Mirroring.” Your phone will automatically detect the TV and begin streaming content to it.
This is the most reliable way to connect your TV to the internet if you want the absolute best performance (especially when streaming 4K or 8K videos). To do this, simply plug an Ethernet cable into your router and your TV. Then, use your TV remote to change the input source to the device you’re connected to (usually named something like “Blu-ray,” “Roku,” or “PlayStation”).
Once you’ve done this, open your TV’s menu and navigate to its Network Settings page. There, you should see an option to connect a new wireless network connection. You may need to enter your Wi-Fi password if necessary.
3. Ethernet Cable:
Whether it’s sharing photos and videos with friends and family or, if you’re working in an office, spreadsheets, and presentations to colleagues and customers – connecting your phone or tablet to a TV can be useful. The easiest way to do this is by using a USB or HDMI cable. However, this method can be inconvenient and, if the cables aren’t long enough, can limit your collaboration capabilities. A better option is to connect your device to the TV wirelessly.
Many Smart TVs have built-in support for Wi-Fi Direct which can be used to wirelessly transfer media from your device to the TV. The exact process varies depending on the brand and model of the TV, but you should be able to find information about this feature in your TV’s settings or user manual.
You’ll also need to enable screen mirroring on your device, which again varies by manufacturer and model. You should be able to do this by going to the Settings menu or, in some cases, the Video Options menu. Once you’ve done this, your device will display a list of available Wi-Fi networks. Select the one that matches the name of the mobile hotspot on your device (this may have a different name than Mobile Hotspot).
You’ll then need to enter the WPA key displayed on the TV screen into your mobile phone’s WiFi settings. Then, you can use your mobile phone as a remote control for your TV.
4. Powerline Kit:
Wi-Fi is convenient but can be limited by walls and other obstructions. For a wired solution, you can use Powerline adapters to connect TVs and other devices to your home network. This technology uses your existing electrical wiring to act like networking cables, taking a fraction of the time it takes for wireless signals to travel across your home.
Powerline kits are easy to set up, with one base adapter plugged into a power socket near your router/modem and the other in a room where you want to hook up your smart TV or Sky box/Tivo box, games console, laptop or other device. Plug another ethernet cable from the second adapter to your smart device. In a few minutes, your device will see the new connection on the screen of your TV. Simply select the connection and follow your TV’s instructions to finish the process.
There are several different Powerline kits available, ranging from basic models to ones with extra features such as a built-in Wi-Fi hotspot or passthrough sockets. If you’re looking for a good value kit that offers excellent performance, we recommend the TP-Link AV2000 which is priced around £70 for a set of two. It’s available in the US at Amazon and B&H Photo, or in the UK at Currys and eBuyer.