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How to Watch Videos from Your Phone on Your TV
This wikiHow teaches you how to play videos from your smartphone on your TV. There are a number of ways to play video from your smartphone on your TV. Video streaming apps like YouTube allow you to cast video to their corresponding apps on your Smart TV, streaming devices, or video game console. You can also use screen mirroring to play videos on your phone on your Smart TV, or streaming devices like Roku, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, or Apple TV.
Cast to Your TV
Open a video streaming app on your phone.Many popular streaming apps like Netflix and YouTube support casting from your phone to your TV.
Open the same video streaming app on your TV.In order to cast to your TV from your phone, you will need to download the corresponding app to your smart TV, video game console, or a streaming device like Roku, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, or Apple TV.
- Make sure your phone and the device you are casting to are on the same wireless network.
Play a video.Using your smartphone, browse and play a video using a streaming service that supports video casting.
Tap the cast button.It's the icon that resembles a TV with a Wi-Fi symbol in the lower-left corner. It's at the top of the video play back on your phone.
Tap the device you want to cast to.You will see a list of devices on the same Wi-Fi network that have the same app open. When you tap the device you want to cast to, it will automatically load the video on your TV, and you will be able to control the playback with your phone.
- To stop casting, tap the cast button, and tap "Stop Casting" in the lower-right corner of the popup window.
Using Screen Mirroring on Android
Open the Gallery .It's the icon that resembles a picture.
Navigate to a video.All videos taken with your smartphone are stored in various albums on in your Gallery.
Tap a video.This will open the video in full screen mode on your phone.
Tap the device you want to cast to.You will see a list of device on your wireless network that support screen mirroring. Your TV may ask if you want to allow the connection. Select "Yes" using the remote. Your mobile phone will transmit it's screen to your TV over your wireless network.
- To stop mirroring, tap the screen mirroring, or casting icon on your screen, and click "Disconnect".
Using AirPlay on iPhone to Apple TV
Connect your Apple TV device to your TV.The Apple TV device connects to your TV using an HDMI port. Make sure it is set up on the same Wi-Fi network as your iPhone.
- to learn how to setup your Apple TV.
Open the App you want to cast video from.You can cast video from your camera roll to your TV. Other apps may support AirPlay casting to your TV, depending on the app developer.
TapAirPlay.It's the icon that resembles a TV with a triangle below it.
Tap the Apple TV device you want to connect to.Your video will start playing on your Apple TV.
- To stop playing the video on your Apple TV, open the app that the video is playing from and tap the AirPlay icon. This will stop casting to your TV.
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