Smartphone screens are meant for personal use that is meant for light computing tasks and infotainment. You always miss a big screen to watch movies in 4K or during presentations in a meeting in the absence of a television. And carrying a laptop everywhere is not just feasible for everyone.
With modern-day smartphones having the capability to store any kind of data, it becomes imperative to know the trick to connect your smartphone to a projector.
Here are different ways you can pair your smartphone with a projector.
You can use built-in projector mirroring support and wireless streaming adaptors to take your phone on the bigger screen. Here is the workaround you need to follow.
Chromecast streaming adaptor is one of the easiest ways to connect your Android smartphone or a tablet to your projector wirelessly. The portable plugin device costs around $35 and can be bought online. You can easily plug into any projector that has an HDMI port. You can use it to cast your entire screen through the ‘Cast Screen’ button present in the Android navigation menu.
Being a powerful component of the Google ecosystem, Chromecast also offers all the mainstream applications including Netflix, Spotify, and Prime Videos among others that can be streamed directly through your projector.
Miracast is a streaming device that can be used to connect your smartphone to the projector. The device allows the sharing of all types of files on a bigger screen through your smartphone. All you need to do is attach a Miracast video adapter on the HDMI port of the projector.
Modern-day projectors come equipped with build-in smart capabilities that support video streaming. Hence, if you are shopping for a new projector then it would be smart to look for a video streaming feature or wireless mirror support.
You can also search for applications that allow you to connect your smartphone to the projector. Connecting the smartphone to a smart projector is the easiest possible way to stream your content on the big screen.
Connect an Android Device to a Projector via Wire
If might not be able to connect your smartphone to the projector wirelessly due to lack of access to a wireless network or legacy hardware of the projector. Aside, plug and play is always the most convenient form to connect a device. Here is how you can do that.
The majority of the projectors come equipped with a built-in HDMI port to support wired video connection. Modern-day projectors also have a Mini-HDMI port that can be easily used to connect with the smartphone through Mini-HDMI to HDMI cable.
Aside, smartphones equipped with USB-C can be easily connected to a projector through a USB-C to HDMI adapter. Check out whether your smartphone supports the adapter to stream out videos.
There are several projector manufacturers who have embedded a new standard known as MHL. This makes your smartphone with micro-USB more usable as you can transmit video signals with a custom adapter through your micro-USB port. You need to use MHL to HDMI adapter to support this functionality.
However, which device can support MHL and which can not is a tricky thing. Several manufacturers have dropped this feature in phones launched in recent years to leverage USB-C functionality.