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How to: Smartphone to TV

Updated April 17, 2017

The advancement of smartphone technology allows for continued integration with other entertainment media such as television and computers. High-definition Multimedia Interface, also known as HDMI, was first released in 2003 and continues to be the leading high-definition tool in the premium entertainment market. Use HDMI connections with many electronics from next-generation video game consoles such as the Xbox 360 and PS3, to the Sony Bravia TV, and smart phones such as the HTC Evo 4G with its HDMI-out port for connectivity with televisions.

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  1. Inspect your smart phone to make sure it has a Micro-D HDMI-Out port. Connect the Micro D-HDMI cable into your smart phone, and make sure the HDMI cable connection is snug and fully connected into the device.

  2. Place the other end of the Micro-D HDMI cable into a HDMI-in port of the television. Make sure the television is set to the correct HDMI output on the monitor so you can view the phone's video capabilities.

  3. Play a presentation, video or slide show stored on your smart phone. It should appear on your television screen. Cell phone manufacturers do not allow you to show the normal phone interface on the TV screen, so when you connect your smart phone to your TV, do not expect a jumbo-sized texting screen. The output is only meant for media such as video or multimedia presentations.

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Things You'll Need

  • Smart phone with a Micro-D HDMI-out port
  • Micro-D HDMI cable
  • TV with HDMI-In port

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Brandon Zavala

Brandon Zavala has been professionally writing since 2007 and continues to expand and evolve his writing styles and ability to convey a moving and informative message to people. Zavala is currently attending San Joaquin Valley College in pursuit of a bachelor's degree in business administration. His knowledge base varies from politics to economics.

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