There are far too many instances in which the iPhone’s or iPad’s screen is too small to do justice to the visual content you’re trying to display. The good news is that there are several ways to get your electronic gadgets onto your home theatre system.
You don’t even need a high-end smart TV. From a simple HDMI converter to advanced wireless streaming, we’ll show you how to easily mirror your screen.
Keep in mind that mirroring your iOS device isn’t the best option if you want to use a streaming service like Apple TV+, Netflix, or Hulu on a larger screen. Instead, you can save money by purchasing a streaming media player like the Roku Streaming Stick+ or Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K, connecting it to your TV, and controlling it with a conventional remote. For more information about the top streaming media players, please visit this page.
Displaying Media Wirelessly with AirPlay
Mirroring your iOS device on a larger screen is a breeze with Apple’s wireless AirPlay protocol. This feature lets you mirror your full screen on the big screen, or just the video and audio from your favourite apps.
Previously, only Apple TV streaming boxes could utilize AirPlay, but today, most modern Roku devices, certain LG TVs (2018 and later), certain Samsung TVs (2018 and later), certain Sony TVs (2018 and later), all Vizio SmartCast TVs, and 2020 Fire TV Edition TVs from Toshiba and Insignia can. Here’s how to make the contents of your iPhone or iPad screen appear elsewhere.
You Can Use an HDMI Cable to Hook up Your Phone or Pad
While a wireless HDMI adapter is preferable for screen mirroring, a wired HDMI adapter is a more reliable option if Wi-Fi is unreliable or unavailable.
The Apple Lightning Digital AV adapter costs around $40 and is compatible with any iOS device with a Lightning port, including the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Though cheaper third-party adapters may be available, they will not work with copy-protected streaming video apps like Netflix. (Since you’re on your own when it comes to the cable, you might want to invest in one that’s at least 15 feet in length so you can get a good view from wherever you choose to set up shop.)
Instructions for Projecting a Phone Screen on A Larger Display
If you have an Apple TV or a smart TV with AirPlay 2 support, you can use the iPhone’s screen mirroring feature, as detailed in Apple’s user guide. There is a list of devices that support AirPlay 2 below the instructions.
- If you have an Apple TV or smart TV and want to mirror your iPhone on it:
- Swiping from the top right corner of the screen will open the iPhone’s Control Center.
- If you have an Apple TV or a smart TV that supports AirPlay 2, you can mirror your screen by tapping the button that looks like two connected rectangles.
- Enter the AirPlay passcode displayed on the TV screen into your iPhone if prompted to do so.
- The iPhone can be stopped from mirroring by opening Control Center, tapping the Screen Mirroring button, and then tapping Stop Mirroring.
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Without an Apple Tv, how Can I Use AirPlay to Cast from My I Phone?
You can still mirror your iPhone to a TV without an Apple TV or compatible TV, but you’ll need a wire to connect your iPhone to the TV. The cable may not always fit into the iPhone’s docking port without an adaptor. Which adapter you need to use your iPhone with your TV depends on both the iPhone model you have and the TV’s inputs. An HDMI cable is ideal, however a VGA adaptor may be needed for older TVs.
Using the proper cable and adaptor, you can easily stream media from your iPhone to your TV. If the TV doesn’t automatically switch to the correct input, you may need to do so. You’ll know the iPhone screen has been mirrored successfully on the TV once you can see it there.
Does Apple Have a Tv-Mirroring App for The I Phone?
Several apps are available that will let you wirelessly mirror your iPhone to a TV that does not support AirPlay 2. Most of those apps, meanwhile, need a streaming device like a Roku or Chromecast to work. As long as you have one of these devices, you can usually avoid downloading additional software to mirror your iPhone using the device’s native software. The Roku app on an iPhone, for instance, is all that’s required for screen mirroring.