Android to HDMI

Android to HDMI

Android to HDMI

If you want to connect your Android to HDMI this post will help you with that. Android to HDMI connection is very easy. There are two methods to connect android to HDMI. Keep reading to know more.

Sometimes all we need a bigger screen like 80 cms or so. Our phone screen can’t be that big. So, the thing that comes in our mind is our HDTV. But connecting our android device to a tv is not an easy task. This blog is going to make that easy for you. There are many wired and wireless options for that.

Android to HDMI
Android to HDMI

Wired

Talking about weird option all you need is some wire wires, cables, adaptors and done now your small screen can be mirrored to your big screen.

Connecting Android to HDMI is not a big task. The only issue is whether your device supports data transfer via HDMI. Most of the android tablets in the market support data transfer via HDMI whereas in cell phones only a few phone support data transfers via HDMI.

How does this thing work?

HDMI uses uncompressed data to relay on the device which supports HDMI input. The audio and video are streamed to the input HDMI via cable. The quality of data is not lost in this process because of short distance and being data uncompressed.

How to do it?

Well if your tv has an HDMI port and your phone supports data transfer over HDMI, there are few options to look for. The only benefit of HDMI over wireless technology is that there is no need for any internet or WIFI connection, so as there is no wireless technology there is no lag in audio and video as well as the video quality remains the same, there is no degrade in video quality. There are some cables and dongles in the market which make this thing possible.

HDMI plugs are of three types. First is Type A, it is of normal size which we see on our tv and laptops, second is Type C, which we see on our phones and tablets nowadays. The third is the Type D, it is not seen commonly these days, they were available in old devices before the coming of Type C.

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What are the options?

There are a few cables which make this possible. We will see them one by one.

The Type A Cable

The type A cable can be used as a connecting medium between your android device and the tv. This cable has both side standard HDMI plug. As every tv support HDMI support port it will be no problem for tv, but not all android devices support that. Some old devices support that only. Of you have any old device which has a standard HDMI port it is perfect for that.

This cable can be bought for $2 anywhere, online and offline market. Just plug in the ports one side in the android device and second in your tv. Now you can cast your android to HDMI.

Android to HDMI
Android to HDMI

Once you have made all the connections you have to follow some steps to complete the pairing.

Step 1. Launch the gallery app on your android device.

Step 2. Open the photo or video that you want to mirror on the big screen.

Step 3. Search for the “play” button in the android it may be in front if not then it can be found by tapping in the black area of the screen.

Step 4. Now tap on play button the HDMI control panel will appear, hit the play button your content will be viewed on tv.

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The Type C Cable

The Type C cable is also used to connect android to HDMI. This cable has one side C port and the other side has the standard HDMI port. This cable will work only on those devices which support C Type port, all the new devices in the market support C Type, so it is one of the easiest ways to connect the android to HDMI.

This cable can be bought for $5 approx, in both the online and offline market. To connect using this cable all you have to do is plug the Type C in your android device and the standard HDMI side to your Tv. Now your android is connected to your tv. You can enjoy your movies, games, etc on your big screen.

Once you have made all the connections you have to follow some steps to complete the pairing.

Step 1. Launch the gallery app on your android device.

Step 2. Open the photo or video that you want to mirror on the big screen.

Step 3. Search for the “play” button in the android it may be in front if not then it can be found by tapping in the black area of the screen.

Step 4. Now tap on play button the HDMI control panel will appear, hit the play button your content will be viewed on tv.

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The Type D Cable

The Type D cable can be also used to connect android to HDMI. This cable has one side D port and the other side has the standard HDMI port. This cable will work only on those devices which support D Type port, all the old devices came in between 2010-2015 in the market support D Type, so it is one of the easiest ways to connect the android to HDMI.

This cable can be bought for $3 approx, in both the online and offline market. To connect using this cable all you have to do is plug the Type D in your android device and the standard HDMI side to your TV. Now your android is connected to your tv. You can enjoy your movies, games, etc on your big screen.

Once you have made all the connections you have to follow some steps to complete the pairing.

Step 1. Launch the gallery app on your android device.

Step 2. Open the photo or video that you want to mirror on the big screen.

Step 3. Search for the “play” button in the android it may be in front if not then it can be found by tapping in the black area of the screen.

Step 4. Now tap on play button the HDMI control panel will appear, hit the play button your content will be viewed on tv.

Using USB-HDMI converter

The USB-HDMI converter will help you to play content on your tv using USB port if your android device does not support HDMI. This is a type of dongle. You will need two things to make the connection first is the USB-HDMI converter and second is the standard HDMI cable. Using these two things you can cast your android to HDMI. However, it will only work if your device manufacturer has enabled the USB data transfer over HDMI. You have to check it online using your device build number. To check your device build number go through these steps.

Android to HDMI
USB-HDMI converter

Step 1. Go to your android settings.

Step 2. Open the About Phone pannel.

Step 3. Scroll till you find the android version and build number. Once you found that check it online if your device support HDMI or not. If yes then continue reading this section.

The USB-HDMI converter is available for $10 approx. now all you have to do is that plug the USB dongle USB port to the android USB and connect one end of standard HDMI to the USB dongle HDMI port and other standard HDMI port the tv HDMI port. Now all the connections have been made go through the steps below to complete paring.

Step 1. Turn on your tv and select the input mode.

Step 2. In a few seconds you will see the screen is mirrored to the tv.

Now you can play any photo, video directly to your big screen.

Wireless

You can also wirelessly connect your phone to your tv. There are many apps and devices available in the market which make this thing possible. This method will need a high-speed WIFI connection. If you don’t have high-speed wifi your data will lag.

The wireless method is completely easy no wires no dongles. No putting your device stable in one place. There are few devices and apps available in the market. Let’s talk about them.

Chromecast

Chromecast is a device by google which help to cast your phone screen to the big screen. You can purchase it online for approx $35-$40. Just connect your chrome cast to your tv HDMI port and then connect the Chromecast to your WIFI network on wich your android device is. Now open anything you want to cast on your android device and click the cast button, your content will be viewed on your big screen.

Android to HDMI
Chromecast

Miracast

Miracast offers both the app and Miracast dongle itself. The price of the Miracast dongle is $20. If your smart tv supports Miracast then all you have to do it just download the Miracast app on your android to cast. Miracast is also available in some variants of the fire stick dongle. You need to connect your android device and the Miracast to your WIFI network and you are all done to cast.

Conclusion

In conclusion, android to HDMI connection is easy. You have both the options wired and wireless. It’s up to you which you prefer. Both the technique have their benefit and disadvantage. If you have a WIFI network at your home go for wireless else you can go for a wired way. I hope this post helped you.

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