How To Connect Your Android To A Larger Screen




To connect an Android phone or tablet to a TV you can use an MHL/SlimPort (via Micro-USB) or Micro-HDMI cable if supported, or wirelessly cast your screen using Miracast or Chromecast. 

In this article we'll look at your options for viewing your phone or tablet's screen on the TV.
How to connect Android to TV: Step-by-step guide
Tablets are perfect for individual users – lightweight with very long battery life, and with bright, sharp screens that make light work of everything from watching films to reviewing photos. Bigger crowds call for bigger screens, though: here’s how to connect your tablet to your TV without spending a fortune or drowning in a sea of cables.

Tablet owners live in a golden age of content: streaming video applications such as Netflix, Amazon Prime Instant Video and Blinkbox, catch-up services including iPlayer and Channel 4’s 4oD, and home-spun video and photographs are all begging to be shared. And, while sharing online is the ultimate convenience, sharing in person is more fun. The problem is your tablet’s screen: perfect for one or two people but it will never feel smaller with five people crowded around it. This is doubly true for smaller tablets such as the 7in Amazon Kindle Fire HD.

The good news is you probably already have a device in your living room which is perfect. Your TV is big, bright and no-one has to squint to see what’s happening on it. There’s an ever-increasing number of ways to get video and pictures onto it, from straightforwardly stringing cables around to ingenious – but often more expensive – wireless options that will propel your living room into the 21st century. We'll be looking at the services that will let you share your subscriptions, photos and videos on the big screen – and those that won’t.

Although we’re talking predominantly about Android tablets, the same advice applies to Android smartphones.
Connect Android to TV: HDMI
HDMI (High Definition Multimedia Interface) is the interface standard du jour. If your TV was bought in the last decade it has an HDMI port, as does almost every set-top box, games console and a decent number of still and video cameras. 

The benefit to HDMI, apart from its ubiquity (which means it’s cheap), is that it accommodates HD video and audio simultaneously, allowing you to connect devices without worrying about watching a film in full HD but having to make do with your tablet’s tinny speakers. An HDMI output is an advantage that many Android tablets have over Apple’s iPad.





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