The right way to join your Android telephone to an HDTV


Many Android telephones have HDMI ports to output photographs and movies to an HDTV. We’ll present you methods to join your Android telephone to your TV so you possibly can view them on the large display. The telephone we’ll use on this how-to is a Motorola Droid X.

Step 1:
Join the HDMI cable to your Android telephone and your HDTV. The Motorola Droid X has a micro-HDMI port (type-D connector) that connects to the common HDMI port (type-A connector) of your HDTV.

Motorola Droid X HDMI port
Motorola Droid X HDMI port (type-D)
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HDTV HDMI port (type-A)
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Step 2:
Launch your Android telephone’s Gallery app and choose the photograph or video you’d prefer to view in your TV. When you make your choice, a couple of controls will briefly present up on the display. When you miss them, you possibly can faucet the darkish space of the display to redisplay them. The highest left nook will show a Play icon with “HDMI” written under it. Faucet that icon to launch the participant controls.

Media play screen

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Step 3:
Press the Play/Pause button to begin outputting the photograph or video to your TV.

Droid X HDMI player controls
HDMI participant controls on Droid X
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Android HDMI outputted image
Video displayed on HDTV.
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When you’re having hassle, attempt altering the HDMI settings of your Android telephone. Go to SettingsHDMIHDMI Format. You might wish to attempt the opposite resolutions and refresh charges if the Computerized setting did not be just right for you.

HDMI format settings

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Take into account that some apps is not going to permit HDMI output. Blockbuster and YouTube are two such apps. Sometimes, solely photographs or movies you’ve got taken your self or copied over may be considered, and solely from the Gallery app.


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