Hello readers. Today let us learn how to connect smartphone to a smart TV wirelessly. With advancing levels in technology and an uprising of brand new electronic gadgets, the wireless tech. Is now taking over. Music systems now have wireless Bluetooth chips whereby you can play your music from other Bluetooth devices wirelessly through Bluetooth. No more cables now. Watch those movies on your smartphone and enjoy that rich sound effects over your Bluetooth HiFi system, subwoofer, Bluetooth pill speakers headphones or even now wireless earphones. Read Also: How to convert a laptop into a tv using USB TV stick
Besides Bluetooth, WiFi too has shown a great improvement in wireless technology. You can share videos, images and other media from a smartphone to another smartphone through a wifi network. You can share internet with others by creating a wifi hotspot and let others join your network. Far still, you can connect a smartphone to a smart tv wirelessly and enjoy your media on a big screen straight from your smartphone for free and cable free! It is a tie for the change. Smart TVs come with a built-in wireless radio chip, enabling you to surf the internet by connecting it to a wireless hotspot and to connect with other devices too. It is just amazing. Let us look at how to connect a smartphone to a smart tv wirelessly.
Connect a smartphone or tablet to a smart tv wirelessly via wifi.
This concept is based on screen mirroring. There are various ways you can go about this. You can use. But today let us use wifi direct method. This will require your smart tv and Android smartphone to be connected to the same one wifi network. You can connect to one wifi router or connect to a hotspot on a smartphone you aren’t using so that it acts as your wifi router. Read Also: How to connect Android phone to CRT TV with AV ports to view mobile content
You will now go to settings on your phone to enable wifi direct. On your launcher, go to settings (a gear cog icon on your launcher) then navigate to Wifi. Open wifi and a list of live hotspot networks will be displayed (if you have more than one). But since your router or network on the hotspot you want to join your smartphone and smart tv is the one you have, join it. If you see a padlock sign on it, it means it is secured and you will have to have security credentials to connect to it. Connect to your router.
Now, if you are an Android KitKat (4.4) and below, wifi direct will be displayed just below the window for wifi networks. Select WIFI DIRECT and go to wifi direct settings. You will see a list of devices on wifi direct. You will see your smart tv displayed on the list. Tap it. It will try to connect. After successful connection, you will see your smartphone’s tv showing “connected” below its name on the device list which will now have turned blue.
Having connected like that, your phone is now linked to your smart tv. Now, to play music, open your media player on the phone. Select a song. Then in the top left corner, you will see a wifi direct icon. Tap on it and your music will start playing on your smart tv. Do the same for videos and youtube.
This is good because it is absolutely free. If you are using Android 5 and above, go to settings>wifi then enable wifi. Then on the bottom left just close to the home key, (depending on your phone), go to options, “advanced” and you will find WiFi direct. Stay tuned for more articles.