Have you ever felt like projecting your iPhone screen to larger display? Maybe to have a better or clearer view of that video you’re streaming, or for any other purpose? Then, this is a very realizable ambition as long as you own a Smart TV. There are several ways to go about this, the most popular being to use an HDMI cable to connect to your iPhone to the TV via an adapter. But what happens when you don’t have access to those HDMI accessories? Or you simply want to connect wirelessly? We will take you through how to connect iPhone to the TV without HDMI cables.
There happen to be several ways to go about this, we will take you through the options one after the other.
If you own an Apple TV, you can use AirPlay – Apple’s readily available wireless streaming protocol. To connect via AirPlay, both the iPhone and Apple TV need to be configured on the same network. Once you have checked that this is the case, on the iPhone press the AirPlay button found in the Control Center. Afterward, you will need to enter a four-digit code to complete the pairing of both devices.
In some apps, there’s an AirPlay button that sends audio or video straight to the Apple TV once you click it. This can come in very handy. You have the option to mirror your entire iPhone display over AirPlay directly to your Apple TV.
There is also a cheaper alternative, which is to cast your iPhone through Google Chromecast. There are literally thousands of compatible apps that support this connectivity once you set it up.
To use Chromecast, you’ll need to purchase a Chromecast dongle, unless you have an Android TV. The dongles are readily available and not very expensive. Once you connect the Chromecast dongle to your TV, you will also need to download Google Home app to set up initially. Finally, you will enter a four-digit code to pair the devices. Simply look for Chromecast button in your iPhone apps to send videos directly from your iPhone to your TV.
Last but by no means least, there’s AllCast which is based on DNLA (Digital Living Network Alliance) protocol for all consumer electronics products. This means you’ll most likely already have connectivity if you have a Smart TV. AllCast is also built into Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and Roku. When you open the AllCast app on your iPhone, it will automatically detect all compatible video devices on the network that are switched on and available for screening.
Here is a review for the AllCast app, which will help you connect your iPhone to the Smart TV:
And there you have it. You have now learned how to connect iPhone to the TV without HDMI cables, and by now you must be enjoying viewing your iPhone display on a bigger screen.
It should be added that apart from AllCast, there are several other apps available which support DNLA protocol which allows you to connect to most Smart TVs. The right app will be able to stream media not only from the iPhone but also from media stored on other devices like your PC. This means you can use your iPhone as an intermediary to stream images from your PC onto your Smart TV. Pretty cool!