The traditional boundaries which separated handsets have gotten pretty blurry as the new technologies continue to lift us toward an awesome experience; TV on computers, internet on smartphones, Amazon shopping on coffee machines, and so on.
It may be a really good idea that you may want your Android handset to interact with your TV. There are several ways to go about this. The method you choose depends on what you are trying to accomplish. Below are ways to go about this.
ChromeCast is the most intuitive, fluid way to use your handset with your TV. ChromeCast has many capabilities, and it allows the users to use multiple Android devices on the same wireless network to connect with a television. The setup is easy.
If you are looking for a perfect way to throw photos, music or videos from your smartphone to your TV, look no further than ChromeCast. Moreover you can project your smartphone screen to your television and annoy your allies by playing Clash of Titans at full volume.
The ChromeCast handset goes for $30 and plugs into an HDMI port on your TV. Once you have plugged it in and then set it up, you can control your TV from practically any handset connected to the same Wifi regardless of the model or the operating system. ChromeCast integrates with Netflix, Hulu, Pandora, Music, Google, YouTube, Firefox, Chrome, HBO Go and many other services.
To connect your Android device follow the steps below:
1. Purchase the Device
Buying the device is literally one of the most difficult part of the set up process unless you forget the wifi password in the third step. You can purchase it on Amazon or Walmart.
2. Plug it in The TV
This can be difficult if you’ve many cables or if the back of your TV is hard to access. As long as you’ve an HDMI port, you are good to go.
3. Connect to Wifi
Using the TV’s Input selection, go to the HDMI channel to see the home screen of the ChromeCast. Locate the wifi network & log in using your password.
4. Start Casting
Your Android smartphone supports most features of ChromeCast. If it is connected to the wifi network and detects the ChromeCast handset, the casting icons appears in most relevant application.