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How to Play Video from Android & iPhone to TV

Written by Kaylee Wood | Last update: April 28, 2020

Phones are perfect for individual users to make light work of watching videos and movies, but the problem is: the screen is too small. Thanks to various streaming techs such as Airplay, Chromecast and HDMI, you have now a number of options to play video from phone to TV with big sharp display.

5KPlayer - Play Video/Music from Phone to TV Easily

5KPlayer is a free Airplay server that is powerful to play videos from phone to TV via Airplay and Airplay mirroring. More importantly, it makes the whole process of video streaming simple and seamless with high quality image and crisp sound synchronized. In addition, this Airplay sender/receriver is able to mirror phone's screen to Apple TV 4/3/2 within a few clicks.

Android Airplay

2. Play video from iPhone to TV with USB Cable

It couldn't be easier to connect iPhone to TV via Lightning Digital AV Adapter, and most of the iPhone video apps like Netflix, Hulu, HBO GO and NFL Mobile support this USB cable setup. So it's really a good way to stream video from iPhone to TV.

Step 1. Connect the Digital AV adapter to your iPhone.

Step 2. Connect the HDMI cable between your TV and Digital AV adapter.

Step 3. Play the video on your iPhone.

Once you connect the HDMI cable, video will be mirrored on the TV screen and audio also routed to your TV.

Play video from iPhone to TV

Consider This: Get a DLNA TV

If you're considering a new TV, look for the DLNA-certified one that'll communicate with your phone or tablet easily, because a DLNA-certified phone such as the Samsung Galaxy S7 or HTC One M9 can connect to a DLNA TV, Xbox One, projector or set-top box, when you link them to your home Wi-Fi. And, best of all, there's nothing between your phone and TV for no wires needed and no streaming gadget required in order to play video from phone to TV.

Check if your device is DLNA complied:
  1. Samsung
  2. Samsung Galaxy S7
  3. Galaxy S -SGH-I9000M
  4. Samsung i8910HD
  5. Samsung Galaxy Tab JP -SGH-N023_JPN_DCM
  1. Motorola
  2. Motorola Droid2 -A955
  3. Motorola DROID2WE -A956
  4. Motorola Milestone2 - Froyo -A953
  5. Motorola Droid2 -A957
  1. HTC & LG
  2. HTC One M9
  3. HTC Desire HD/Z
  4. HTC Thunderbolt
  5. LG E720

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