Easy methods to join your Android telephone to an HDTV

Many Android telephones have HDMI ports to output pictures and movies to an HDTV. We’ll present you how one can join your Android telephone to your TV so you’ll be able to view them on the massive display screen. 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 (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 picture or video you’d wish to view in your TV. When you make your choice, a number of controls will briefly present up on the display screen. If you happen to miss them, you’ll be able to faucet the darkish space of the display screen to redisplay them. The highest left nook will show a Play icon with “HDMI” written beneath 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 picture 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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If you happen to’re having hassle, attempt altering the HDMI settings of your Android telephone. Go to SettingsHDMIHDMI Format. It’s possible you’ll need to attempt the opposite resolutions and refresh charges if the Automated setting did not be just right for you.

HDMI format settings

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Understand that some apps is not going to enable HDMI output. Blockbuster and YouTube are two such apps. Usually, solely pictures or movies you might have taken your self or copied over could be seen, and solely from the Gallery app.

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