Generally speaking, there are three pretty convenient ways to get content
from your computer or mobile device to your TV: screen mirroring, casting or
hook up your device to your TV via HDMI. Screen mirroring is self-
explanatory and device dependent, while casting a video from a device to
another screen has become increasingly complex.
CHROMECAST - In order to Chromecast, you need to have a Google
Chromecast dongle connected to your TV, or your TV needs to have
Chromecast capabilities embedded. Chromecast can be found on many smart
TVs including Sony, TCL, and Vizio. You will see a "casting" icon in the player
when the Chromecast device is connected to your local home network, Press
the icon and the video will be displayed on your smart TV. For further
information on using Chromecast visit here.
AIRPLAY – For Airplay you will need either an Apple TV device connected to
your TV or a smart TV with built in Airplay capabilities. The device needs to be
on your local network. Once this is determined and set up, you will see the
option on your iOS device (iPhone, IPad or Mac) to Airplay. For further
information visit Apple Support.
SCREEN MIRRORING - Screen mirroring - is the act of displaying a live view
of your phone's screen onto a TV. Everything you do on the phone is shown
on the TV in real time. Click here some detailed options.
HARDWIRE HDMI - If you do not have a wireless device that supports
Chromecast or Airplay and you are unable to effectively mirror the content,
you can use an HDMI (or similar connection) on your PC or laptop to display
on a TV. For detail instructions visit the Tech Advisor site.
The technologies enabling the ability to cast and mirror content are improving
rapidly. Please refer to you device documentation for the latest details on its
ability to connect to smart TVs.