Question Connect iPhone to TV ?

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Hi, Sorry if this is posted in the wrong forum.

Question: I would like to wirelessly connect/mirror my iPhone 10 to my TV. My TV has HDMI & USB ports. Is there a device I can buy that will act as a wireless (Bluetooth?) adapter from either the HDMI or USB ports on my TV so that I can mirror my phone screen on the TV?

Thank you
 

COLGeek

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TV is not smart/wireless enabled. That's why I need the adapter.
https://www.apple.com/shop/product/MD826AM/A/lightning-digital-av-adapter

 
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https://www.apple.com/shop/product/MD826AM/A/lightning-digital-av-adapter

You are not even bothering reading or comprehending my question. Pls stop responding.
 

COLGeek

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Since you are trying to connect an iPhone to an older HDTV (with no networking options), your options are limited. Previous suggestions would provide the means, but a physical connection, vice an adapter on the HDTV side.

Good luck.
 
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Did you try to search for this. You will find a number of devices on amazon. There are a number of streaming methods some of which apple supports.
I have seen this done with a video projector that has a dongle device connected to the HDMI port.

This is something I have never cared about so never bothered to learn details. I suspect you are best off searching amazon and then go to the web sites of the manufactures to try to learn which device will meet your needs.
 

Ralston18

Titan
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Per the previous posts there are likely a number of options.

Overall depends on the details of your requirements and budget.

Using:

Lightning adapter per @COLGeek.

And Amazon per @bill001g: Actiontec (now ScreenBeam) has Transmitter/Receiver kit that may be viable.)

ScreenBeam wireless HDMI

I came up with this possibility:

iPhone 10 < ---Lightning adapter ---[HDMI] <---- HDMI cable ---- > ScreenBeam TX ~~~~~> ScreenBeam RX ----HDMI cable ---> [HDMI port] LG TV.

Sketch out your requirements and desired connectivity.

Then, as has also been suggested, go to manufacturer's websites to read the device manuals and verify that the devices will support the connectivity that you require. Details matter.

May be less expensive and overall simpler to just purchase a new smart TV.....

I have no more thoughts on the matter.
 

COLGeek

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More something like this which is cheap. BUT this has lots of stuff about airplay/mircast/dlna. I have no clue what restrictions there are on those which is why I did not give a direct link
https://www.amazon.com/JKFENEOR-Wireless-Mirroring-Receiver-Projector/dp/B091DNKLSP/ref=sr_1_4?dchild=1&keywords=Anycast+HDMI+Wireless+Display+Adapter&qid=1627937382&s=electronics&sr=1-4
Similar to the original Chromecast device.

I suppose you could do some of the things mentioned earlier with one of those. Need this app to go with it:

https://apps.apple.com/us/app/google-home/id680819774

https://store.google.com/us/product/chromecast?hl=en-US
 

gggplaya

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Everyone please stop!!!!!!!!!!!! The only true answer is buy an APPLE TV or a Factory OEM certified AIRPLAY-2 enable smart TV.. You can buy an older Apple TV if all you want to do is screen mirror. Get one used on Facebook Marketplace. or ebay.

You can't use those lightning AV adapters for encrypted content, such as playing Netflix. You can mirror your normal screen and even mirror Youtube, but as soon as you try a video on Netflix, it will go blank. So many of your video apps will not work with the lightening to HDMI adapters.

The same goes for Chromecast but it's a bit trickier. Netflix for example is an actual app on chromecast, so you can use iOS more like a control for it. But for pure streaming of encrypted content, you may have issues.

There are some generic iOS screen mirroring adapters on Amazon that do work, but they usually work for a limited time as iOS tends to break them with newer software updates. You never know how long they'll work for as they are reverse engineered products.

The only answer is to get an APPLE TV!!!! Or a Factory OEM certified AIRPLAY-2 enable smart TV. Also don't buy an Apple TV that's too old, as they won't hardware decode modern video codecs used by certain apps.
 
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