There are very few tricks which would allow you to watch smartphone photos and videos on TV. We humans have always loved big screens.
This is the exact reason why we love witnessing movies in theatres. It is also the reason why smartphone companies are trying so hard to increase the size of their screens every year.
We record tons of photos and videos on our smartphones. But no one actually likes to look at them often.
If you can relate to this, then this article is exactly for you. Let us see some tricks which you can use to watch smartphone photos and videos on TV.
Make Use Of The “Cloud”
Almost all smartphones have cloud access. It allows the users to automatically upload their photos and videos to the internet.
If they happen to lose their phone or switch over to a new one, the cloud makes it easy for them to download it all again in a single click.
If you own a smart TV, you can do the same by accessing the cloud on your TV. You have to log into the same cloud service which you are using on your phone.
Google Photos, Dropbox and Microsoft’s OneDrive are some popular choices. If you own an iPhone, this might get a little tricky.
The only way you can stream content from your iCloud is if you own an Apple TV box. You can also try the other tricks listed below.
“Cast” Your Photos And Videos
As this trick is pretty popular, there are chances that you are already doing this. Casting your content directly depends on the type of TV that you own.
Your TV must have at least one of these two things for it to work. It must either have DLNA or Miracast technology installed in it or it should have built-in support for Chromecast or AirPlay.
Once you sort this out, you can watch smartphone photos and videos on TV by clicking on the share menu. You will find an option which will allow you to cast your phone to the neighbouring devices.
Use Wires That Connect Your Phone To The TV
The implementation is different for Android and iPhone users. Almost all Android phones come with a USB wire (Type B or Type C) which is pretty much everything you will need.
You can directly connect your phone to the USB port of your TV. Using your remote, you can scroll through your photos or play/pause your videos.
iPhone users might need to buy a Digital AV Adapter along with an HDMI cable assuming that you do not have them on hand. This would allow you to cast your screen to the TV.
USB Flash Drives To The Rescue
If you do not want your phone attached through a cable, this trick would still allow you to watch smartphone photos and videos on TV.
You might have to follow an indirect approach by copying all your content to a USB flash drive. You can then connect to the USB port of your TV. Make sure to check the file types that your TV can read.
As an alternative, you can consider backing up your phone’s content on your laptop at periodic intervals.
If you do not want to load all your stuff into a USB drive, you can also connect your laptop directly to your TV using the HDMI which we talked about.
Most smartphones have a well-equipped camera set-up but your screens will not do justice in displaying it. Make use of these tricks and watch smartphone photos and videos on TV.