Connect Your Android Device to Your TV Using An HDMI Cable

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Technology has definitely made man's life a lot more convenient, especially when it comes to connecting people and gadgets. Almost everyone has a mobile phone that allows various tasks to be performed, even if you're not using your computer. One of the most common uses for mobile phones these days, is for entertainment. Users don't seem to be content with viewing movies or playing games with the small monitor that their mobile phones have, they need to have a bigger monitor whenever they're able to. That is why Android phones these days can be connected to your TV using your HDMI (High Definition Multimedia Interface) cable.

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Considerations in Connecting your Android Phone to your TV

Of course, you should make sure that your phone can be connected to your TV monitor with the use of an HDMI cable. You have to see if your phone has an HDMI slot or connector. You have to purchase an HDMI cable. Also, you have to find a TV monitor that has an HDMI feature as well. Once you have all these taken care of, you can immediately enjoy viewing your applications, watching your movies, and playing your games on full-screen fed directly from your mobile phone.

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Making the Connection

It may sound complicated at first, but with proper orientation, you will be able to connect your Android phone to your TV monitor for that huge screen experience. The following are the basic tips on how you could successfully do it:

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    Connect the HDMI cable to your TV monitor or HDMI monitor.
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    While doing this, note of the port number so that you could select it when you want to view your phone's contents
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    Locate your phone's HDMI jack and plug the cable into it.
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    The HDMI jack you want is similar to a micro-USB connector
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    Some phones have this right beside their micro-USB connector.
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    Select your choice for HDMI viewing.
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    You can choose from your gallery, music, or mirror on display
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    Your gallery application allows you to choose the photos or videos located in your Library. You can activate a slideshow of them if you want. If you go to your music application, you can choose your artist, album, and playlist. You can then watch the application on your big monitor. The mirror on display application duplicates your Android phone's screen output ad displays it on your HDMI or TV monitor. After making your choice, launch your application. Controls will be displayed briefly on your HDMI monitor.
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    You can disconnect the HDMI cable when you're done. Once you are satisfied with your viewing experience, you can go ahead and disconnect the HDMI cable from your phone and HDMI monitor.
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Tips

  • Change the HDMI settings of your Android phone if you're having difficulties. Check the HDMI format accessible through your phone's settings. See if there are more preferable refresh rates or resolutions that will result in easier access. Automatic settings may or may not work for users like you.
  • Take note that there are Android applications (YouTube and Blockbuster) that won't allow you to have HDMI output. Usually, videos and photos from the gallery application are the only applications that you can view.

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