How to hook up a Galaxy tablet to a TV

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How to hook up a Galaxy tablet to a TV
Samsung makes the Galaxy Tab. (Getty Thinkstock)

Samsung produced the Galaxy Tab to compete with Apple’s iPad. The Tab forms a part of Samsung's pitched battle with Apple for market share in the personal electronics sector. Although the tablet has a larger display than Galaxy smartphones, its screen can strain your eyes and give you a headache if you spend a long period of time watching a film or documentary. You can connect your Tab to a TV to improve your viewing enjoyment.

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Things you need

  • Samsung Galaxy Tab HDTV adapter
  • HDMI to HDMI cable

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  1. 1

    Connect the Galaxy Tab HDTV adapter to your tablet. The adapter is a small black box with a socket port on one side. A cable leads from the other side of the box to a plug. There is only one plug on the device, so there is no confusion which bit to plug in to your Tab.

  2. 2

    Plug the HDMI cable into the adapter. The plugs on each end of the HDMI cable should be the same, so it doesn't matter which end you use.

  3. 3

    Plug the other end of the HDMI cable into the HDML port at the back of your TV. Plug the charger cable into the adapter. This cable fits into a socket on the adapter next to the cable that goes out to the Galaxy Tab.

  4. 4

    Go to your set's input menu and select "HDMI." The method for doing so will depend on the make and model of your TV. Consult its user guide if you encounter any problems.

Tips and warnings

  • The Samsung Galaxy Tab HDTV adapter does not work with the Galaxy Tab 7.
  • The adapter will not work if it is not plugged into the mains via its charger.

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