Watching videos on your phone or tablet is great. Streaming those videos to your big-screen TV? Even better.
There are lots of ways to see your phone though your TV. Here’s how to enjoy those photos, watch videos and more.
Use a wire to connect
Nearly all smartphones and tablets can plug into an HDMI-ready TV. One cable end plugs into your phone or tablet while the other plugs into the HDMI port on your TV.
Once connected, whatever you display on your phone will also show up on your TV. You can check out pictures, watch video, surf the web, use apps and play games on your big screen.
Top reason to connect: It’s super simple—just one cable to connect. There’s no Wi-Fi connection or password.
Consider this: Most HDMI cables are 15 feet or shorter, but you can find some as long as 65 feet. The longer the better if you’re sitting on a couch that’s on the other end of a spacious entertainment room.