Squinting your eyes at your phone causes a lot of inconvenience, right?
Smartphones definitely do not have the ideal screen size for binge-watching or a movie night.
And so the best way is to cast your phone to TV. There are a few ways that you can mirror your phone screen to TV, and one of them is using Chromecast.
But not everybody has a Chromecast or smart TV. And so today we are going to share with you some ways to mirror content to TV from Android or iOS phones without Chromecast.
While some TVs are compatible with Google Cast, some support AirPlay technology. So if you do not have a device that supports this feature, then check out the following ways to cast your phone to TV.
There are a few alternatives to Google Chromecast like Roku and Amazon Fire TV that you can use to cast your Android device to TV.
Or you can also use an HDMI cable or the in-built casting feature or third-party applications to mirror the phone content to TV without using Chromecast.
So let us begin with the different ways that you can use-
If you do not own a Chromecast, then you can use other streaming devices like Roku or Apple TV to cast Android screens to TV.
The American company Roku Inc., introduced Roku, a streaming player that is known to host popular content on TV.
You can download and add the channels of your choice like Netflix, Disney Plus, Amazon, HBO, Hulu, and more. Once you have the channel, you can easily cast it to your TV.
First enable Screen mirroring on Roku, by going to Settings> System.
Then on your Android smartphone, open Settings. And then go to Wireless Display Options. Choose our Roku device and start mirroring your screen to TV.
If you have an iPhone or iPad then you can cast your phone screen to TV via Apple TV. Apple TV is a streaming device just like Chromecast that allows you to connect your iPhone to TV.
This device supports only iOS devices. To enable iPhone screen mirroring, swipe up from your home screen, and click on the mirroring icon from the Control bar.
Then choose your Apple TV, and start playing the content. As your Apple TV is connected to your smart TV, the content from your phone will be displayed on your TV.
Apple TV offers a screen recording feature which no other streaming device offers.
If you do not have Chromecast enabled on your smartphone, then you can use HDMI Adapter to connect your device to the TV.
You can choose from different options depending on your phone and port type.
If your Android phone has a USB C port, you can get an HDMI Adapter and connect your phone to it. Then with the help of an HDMI cable connect the adapter to your TV. And there you go. You can now watch the content from your phone on the bigger screen.
However, the charging port of your phone will be occupied.
In case you want to charge your phone while mirroring it, then you can use the HDMI converter and USB C combination. The HDMI converter gives you an extra USB C port, so that you can connect both your HDMI cable and charger.
There are various third-party apps that can be used to cast Android screens to TV.
These are easy-to-use and free screen mirroring tools that you can download from the Google Play Store.
You can use these apps to watch and enjoy your photos, videos, and more on a bigger screen.
However, if you are using an iOS device, you can use apps like AirSync.
Download the app on your phone. After it is installed, launch the app and select your TV to connect to it. Once both the devices are connected, you can start streaming on your phone and it will be displayed on your TV.
If you do not want to use any kind of dongle or app or HDMI cable, then here is the last method of mirroring the phone to TV wirelessly.
Some smart TVs have an in-built cast function. And so when you play the video, click on the cast button and it will connect to your TV wirelessly.
While for local files, you can use your phone’s cast button. For apps like Netflix, YouTube, and Amazon Prime Video you can use the cast buttons that are present within the app.
Note – For all the methods to work, make sure both your TV, smartphone and streaming device are connected to the same WiFi network.
Chromecast is definitely one of the best streaming devices to mirror your phone to TV.
However, there are a few alternatives like Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, and Roku that help you connect your phone to TV.
Apart from using these external dongles, you can also connect your phone to TV via HDMI cables. Or use applications to cast phone screens to TV.
So, that is all from our side. How do you guys cast your phone to TV without Chromecast? Share with us in the comment section.