There is no point in huddling around the tiny screen of your Phone when the same picture or Video can be easily projected on to the larger screen of your Home TV. So, let us go ahead and take a look at how to connect Android Phone to TV, without using any cables.
Connect Android Phone to TV
In case you do not mind using cables, you can make use of MHL (Mobile High-Definition) cable to connect Android Phone to TV.
MHL cables are basically USB to HDMI cables and are available for $10 or less. The USB end connects to the USB port of your Android Phone and the HDMI end connects to the HDMI port of the TV.
Another wired option that can connect Android Phone to TV is known as SlimPort. This device can connect SlimPort-enabled mobile devices to a variety of external displays, including projectors, PC Monitors and HDTVs.
However, it is much easier to connect Android Phone to TV over a WiFi network and you will find below two easy methods to wirelessly connect your Android Phone or Tablet to TV.
1. Connect Android Phone to TV Using Miracast
Casting Android Screen to TV allows you to mirror the screen of your Android device onto the larger screen of your Home TV and this feature is available on Android devices running Android 4.4.2 or higher.
In order to use the Cast feature on Android Phone or Tablet, it is necessary to allow Google Play Services to access the microphone on your Android device.
Tap on Settings > Apps > Google Play Services > Permissions. On the Permissions screen, move the slider next to Microphone to ON position.
After allowing Google Play Services to access the Microphone, you can follow the steps below to Cast Android Screen to TV over a WiFi Network.
1. Make sure your TV and Android Phone are connected to the same WiFi Network.
2. Press the Input button on the remote of your TV and select Screen mirroring option.
3. On your Android Phone, tap on Settings > Display > Cast.
Note: This option may be labelled as Screen Mirroring, Cast screen, Miracast or Wireless display on your Android Phone.
4. On the Cast screen, tap on your TV
If this is the first time you are trying to pair your Android Phone or Tablet with TV, you will see a pop-up on the TV, prompting you to Accept or Reject the connection request.
Once you select Accept, you will see the screen of your Android phone or Tablet appearing on the screen of your TV. Any Video or Movie that you play on your Android Phone will also be playing on the screen of your TV.
2. Connect Android Phone to TV Using Chromecast
If you are unable to use the Cast option, you can make use of Google Home App and an inexpensive device called Chromecast to connect Android Phone to TV.
You can buy Google Chromecast device for as little as $35 and easily setup Chromecast by using instructions provided in this article: How to Set Up Chromecast on Android Phone.
Once, your Chromecast device is setup, you can follow the steps below to connect Android Phone to TV using Google Home App.
1. Download and Install Google Home App on your Android Phone from the Google Play Store.
2. Open Google Home app and tap on 3-line Menu icon located at the top-left corner of your screen.
3. From the menu that appears, tap on Cast screen/audio option.
4. On the pop-up that appears, tap on the Name of your Chromecast device (See image below)
Note: In case you do not see a pop-up, you will see a Cast Screen/Audio button. Tap on this button
Within a few seconds, you will see the screen of your Android Phone appearing on the large screen of your Home TV.