Often we want to cast a video or a photo on our TV. The reason may differ; projecting the screen of your iPhone or iPad to the wide TV screen is a feature that most of us desire. Android devices are very convenient to connect with Android TVs and compatible with most modern intelligent Android TVs. So, how can you connect your Apple device to your Android TV?
Apple devices are not far behind Android in terms of compatibility and connectivity with smart TVs. There are quite a few easy ways to connect your iPhone or iPad with your TV. iPhone and iPads are compatible with Apple Tv, and you have to use the AirPlay protocol to connect your iPad and iPhone to your TV wirelessly. This article will discuss how you can connect your iPhone or iPad to TV with solutions like AirPlay, DLNA, and much more.
One of the quickest and simplest methods to connect your iPhone to TV wirelessly is to use the Apple AirPlay feature. The AirPlay feature is built-in to all Apple devices iOS, such as iPhones and iPads. AirPlay feature allows users to cast or mirror content to mostly AirPlay2 compatible and a few Rkou Devices.
Thus, you should check first if your TV supports the AirPlay feature or not. If not, then check for the other methods mentioned here.
Even more, a few third-party applications available on the Apple App store utilize the AirPlay feature to cast online streaming content directly to your TV with additionals features.
Drawback of using AirPlay for screen mirroring onto your TV is that AirPlay blocks copy-righted contents. Streaming Media using Google's Chromecast protocol is quite different from using the AirPlay protocol. You can't use the Chromecast protocol from your iPhone or iPad to cast your phone screen onto your Tv; Apple devices are more compatible with Apple Tv because AirPlay is an Apple protocol. One could stream media and throw it onto their TV from their iPhone/iPad over AirPlay.
If you often share media onto your TV, you simplify the process by ticking on one option.
An issue you might face with the AirPlay is that of lags and glitches. It could occur due to a heavy wifi crowd. Due to such traffic on the wifi network, AirPlay might break, and the video output could freeze.
Suppose your TV doesn't have an AirPlay feature or using the AirPlay feature to cast content onto your TV, causing your issues. Then you could use an HDMI or VGA adapter cable for your iPhone or iPad to connect your Apple device with TV.
Connecting iPhone or iPad to Tv via Lightning to HDMI port is reasonably straightforward.
Any external source is not needed to run the adapter. You will have to plug the cables in the appropriate ports. You can easily stream content from iTunes or services like Netflix from your iPhone to TV.
However, the adapter cable will set the maximum resolution to 1080 pixels, even for 4k and higher def content. A few games and services don't work, and there is a noticeable delay while sharing content on your TV.
Most smart TV has internet-enabled DLNA services. Even more, Apple devices have DLNA functionalities. We can utilize third-party DLNA services to stream media online onto our TV's screen.
The most noticeable difference between DLNA and AirPlay is that DLNA doesn't need both devices to be connected to the same wifi network. However, your TV and your iPhone should have access to the internet, though DLNA uses the internet to transfer the content onto your TV screen.
If the DLNA services are not activated on your TV, enable it to go to the Tv's Internet Connection setting menu. Search for the option similar to "Steam From PC or HomeServer" and will allow it.
For $4, you can get the MCPLayer HD app in the App Store. Though there is a free version, it has limitations. The UPNP/DLNA streamer for TV is another free app provided by iStreamer. You can use the app to share media files onto your Smart TV.
If you don't have access to DLNA services, AirPlay, or adapter cable, you should utilize third-party applications such as Kodi to set up your streaming server.
Overall if you have an Apple Tv, you can use your iPhone's and iPad native feature AirPlay to cast media onto your Apple TV wirelessly. However, if you don't have an Apple TV, you would have to use a third-party application that tricks your iPhone or iPad to think of the Android Tv as an Apple Tv and connect via AirPlay protocol wirelessly.
For AirPlay to work, ensure that both of the devices are connected to the same wifi network. Alternatively, you can use a Lightning to HDMI or Lightning to VGA adapter to connect iPhone to the TV via cables or utilize DLNA services natively or with the help of a third-party application and set up your server with the use of Kodi.