How to watch video from a phone on a TV?

Imagine that you have a video on your phone / smartphone that you would like to show to households. It is clear that the small screen of a mobile device is the worst for this. So what to do? Show video on the TV screen, which is possible under certain circumstances.


The easiest option is to connect the phone to the TV using a USB cable. On the back of the TV, you can find a USB port, and more often than not just one, and connect a phone to it. In drive mode, the phone will not only charge from the TV, but will also allow you to watch videos, as well as photos. However, for some reason this option does not work with all smartphones, even on the same firmware. Why? Riddle.


HDMI technology allows you to transfer the highest quality video and sound from one device to another, but the problem is: if you probably find an HDMI port on a TV, then it’s highly unlikely on the phone.

MHL (Mobile High-Definition Link) technology comes to the rescue – a relatively new interface that combines the functionality of HDMI and MicroUSB interfaces. You buy the adapter as in the picture below, then connect it with one side to the phone, the other to the TV, and see everything that happens on the screen of your mobile device on the TV screen.


If you want to connect the phone to the TV wirelessly, Miracast technology is suitable. It, in turn, is based on another technology called Wi-Fi Direct, and allows you to pair two devices without additional devices like a Wi-Fi router.

Thus, the phone connects to the TV via Wi-Fi directly. It is very comfortable. The main thing is that Wi-Fi supports the TV, and Miracast – the phone.


Another wireless technology that allows you to broadcast on TV. True, in this case, this applies only to those TVs that support the SmartTV function. Otherwise, the video will not be transferred..

To use the technology, it is mandatory to install the application on a smartphone. For Android, the BubbleUPnP for DLNA application is suitable, which you can find on the Play Market.