Tuesday, 13 August 2019

How to Connect Your Android Phone to a Projector

How to Connect Your Android Phone to a Projector

If your Android's screen size isn't cutting for the task at hand, here are a few different options to easily connect your Android device to a projector. Here are the ways to connect to a projector both wirelessly and with a cable.
This article is for connecting Android devices to a projector. Have an iPhone or iPad that you want to be connected? Check out our article on connecting iOS devices to a projector.

Remotely Connect an Android Device to a Projector 

Utilizing remote spilling connectors and inherent projector reflecting help, you can get your Android gadget on the extra large screen. Regularly you'll require an application to get this working (see beneath).

A laptop and smartphone with illustrations of icons floating above the phone.
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Most wireless streaming solutions require you to have access to the wireless network on premises, whether at home or work. If you don't have access to the wireless network, be sure to check out our wired solutions for alternatives.

CHROMECAST

One of the easiest options for getting your Android phone or tablet connected to a projector wirelessly is through the use of a Chromecast streaming adapter. Costing around $35, the small device plugs into any projector with an HDMI port and can be picked up at most electronic retailers.
Chromecast has become a powerful part of the Google ecosystem and many applications including Spotify, and Netflix feature one-click buttons for casting. Alternatively, you can cast your entire device's screen using the Cast Screen button in the Android navigation menu.

Producer STREAMING 

Your projector could conceivably have shrewd capacities inherent. Organizations, for example, Samsung, LG, and others, have started incorporating video gushing help with their projectors and TVs. Look into the model number of your specific projector on the producer's site to check whether gushing or remote gadget reflecting help is accessible. 

On the off chance that your task does without a doubt enable you to interface gadgets, for example, your Android telephone, check the Play Store for the required application. Various producers handle spilling arrangements in somewhat various ways, however having a brilliant projector is a brisk method to get set up for quick gushing.

If you own a Roku device that is connected to your projector, you can stream content to it using a Roku streaming app from the Play Store.

Connect an Android Device to a Projector via Wire

Wirelessly connecting your Android phone or tablet to a projector isn't always an option. You might not have access to a wireless network to facilitate the connection between the projector and your laptop, or you might want a quick plug and play solution, with wires being of little concern.
HDMI
Most projectors have an HDMI port built-in for supporting a hardwired video connection. Some Android phones will have a Mini-HDMI port on their exterior, although this is rare, which can be used to easily connect to said project with an affordable Mini-HDMI to HDMI cable.
Additionally, many USB-C devices such as the Samsung Galaxy S9 and Note 9 are able to use a USB-C to HDMI adapter to support the connection. If your Android phone or tablet has a USB-C port, check with your manufacturer to see if the device supports using an adapter for HDMI video out.
HDMI supports audio in addition to the video, meaning that the single HDMI cable can be used to supply both video and audio to your projector for a cleaner connection.

MHL

The micro-USB port you use on your Android phone might be more powerful than you think. Some manufacturers have opted to support a new standard known as MHL; this allows for video signals to be transmitted with a special adapter from your micro-USB port. If supported, you will need to purchase an MHL to HDMI adapter for your device.
Knowing what devices support MHL can be tricky at first glance, but thanks to MHL tech, you can view all devices that support the standard in one easy-to-view page. Unfortunately, more recent phones appear to have dropped the standard in favor of utilizing USB-C as mentioned in the HDMI section above.
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