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How to watch movies from phone to TV

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Streaming your favourite movies on your phone is convenient and portable, but when it comes to experiencing a movie, a bigger screen is always better. Who wouldn’t like to lay back on a comfortable chair on a weekend and watch their favourite movie with their favourite snack?

There are different ways which you can adapt to watch movies from your phone on your TV, including wired and wireless methods. Wired connections are a bit of a hassle and we need an attachment to go through with it. This attachment is the HDMI cord, which must be connected to your phone and TV.

Since this method is limiting in many ways, many people usually prefer opting for a different option. But the question remains, how to watch movies from phone to TV without HDMI?

How to watch movies from phone to TV

Using Screencast

If you are using a smart TV, connecting your TV to your cellular device is a very easy task. No external devices like the Chromecast or Miracast dongles are used for the connection. All you must do is follow certain steps to achieve a connection between your phone and your TV. Following are the easy steps to follow, to connect your phone to your smart TV.

Step 1:

Make sure that your phone and your smart TV are on the same Wi-Fi connection. Both the devices must be on the same network otherwise making a connection will not be possible.  

Step 2:

On your TV, go to the input menu. From the options that appear, select the screen mirroring option.

Step 3:

Now, pick up your phone and go to the settings option. Amongst the options which are present, select the Wireless Display option. For different devices, this option can be present under a different name. It can be Miracast or Screencast on different devices.

Step 4:

From the list of devices that are running on the same network, select your TV to which your phone is to be connected.

Step 5:

Now open the movie that you wish to watch on your phone. You will now be able to enjoy your favourite movie on your TV.

Using Miracast

Not having a smart TV should not be a reason to not be able to enjoy your movies on your TV. You shouldn’t have to convert to an expensive smart TV only to enjoy a movie in your leisure. Therefore, a much better and convenient way is to convert your normal TV into a smart TV by taking one of the options available for this purpose and one of them is Miracast.

With the help of Miracast, it is possible to wirelessly cast your Android phone’s screen to your TV. If the Miracast is not built into the TV, it is required to purchase a Miracast dongle for this purpose. Whereas, for TVs which already have Miracast built into them, the dongle will not be required. Also, if you want to watch movies on your phone, you need a good movie app.

List of Requirements

  • A dongle or a Miracast TV will be required.
  • An Android device will be required which is compatible with Miracast. Complete the setup and start watching movies on your TV.

Google Home App

If you have a Chromecast device, then you can cast your phone screen to the TV and watch movies.

  • Make sure the Chromecast device is connected to the HDMI port of your TV. Switch on your TV.
  • Your phone and your TV should be on the same Wi-Fi network.
  • Download and install the Google Home Application.
  • Open your application and from the list of devices on the same network, choose your Chromecast device.
  • On the bottom of the screen, find the Cast my Screen option and click on it.
  • Now when you open the movie you want to watch on your phone it will be mirrored on your TV.
  • Use the Stop mirroring option to stop mirroring your phone whenever you wish to.

Conclusion

You don’t have to own a smart TV to be able to enjoy streaming movies on your TV in your free time. The methods mentioned above will easily help you answer the question “how to watch movies from phone to TV without HDMI”. You are just one set up away from experiencing your favourite movie on your television screen.

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