How to Connect a Laptop to a TV Wired or Wireless

How to Connect a Laptop to a TV Wired or Wireless

How to Connect a Laptop to a Tv | Both Wired or Wireless

In this step-by-step guide, I’ll show you how to connect a Laptop to a TV by both wired or wireless. So, you can enjoy your movies, TV shows, photos, and other content on your Big screen at your comfort.

There are plenty of methods to do it, but here we’ll use simple and working methods. The right method for you will depend on the ports that are available on your TV and laptop. Let’s get started.

How to connect a Laptop to a TV with the HDMI cable

Connect a Laptop to a TV

This is the most simple and easy method to connect your laptop to a TV. You only need an HDMI cable, which you can buy from your local market or online shopping sites at a very cheap price. An HDMI cable can handle both audio and high-resolution video, so it’s great for streaming your favorite movies and TV shows.

For this method to work correctly, both your laptop and TV must have an HDMI port. If your TV and Laptop are not old enough then there’s a good chance that both the devices have an HDMI port.

Steps to connect the laptop to a TV with an HDMI cable

1. Power ON your Laptop and TV.

2. After that Connect your HDMI cable into your Laptop’s and TVs HDMI ports.

3. Now you may see your TV with a blue screen showing a No signal message. Press the Source button on your remote and choose the right HDMI port.

4. Hurray! You just connect your laptop with TV. Now enjoy.

How if I couldn’t see the same screen as my laptop on the TV?

1. Click on your Windows start button and open settings.

2. Click on first option System. Then choose Display settings option.

3. Scroll down to the bottom and select detect display button if not connect automatically.

4. After that use Adjust display resolution setting.

5. Change the Resolution for the best view on your TV screen. Then click OK to save your settings.

How if there’s no sound from TV speakers?

If you can’t hear the audio from the TV, check that it isn’t muted and the volume of laptop and TV is properly set on audible numbers.

In addition, Set your default device as HDMI Input device.

1. Right-click on the sound icon at the bottom right on your laptop’s screen. Then click open sound settings.

2. On sound settings page choose your output device.

3. Here you select your audio output device TV.

Connect your Laptop to a TV using a VGA cable

Connect a Laptop to a TV

VGA cable is also used to connect your Laptop to a TV. If you have an older Laptop and TV then you find VGA port on both the devices. However, VGA provides low-quality resolution and not good as HDMI cable output.  It also only deals with the video signal, So you have to connect additional cable for your audio output.

Step-by-Step instructions

1. Turn On Both Laptop and TV.

2. Connect the Laptop to a TV via VGA cable.

3. Connect both the devices with a 3.5 mm audio cable.

4. Select source as PC or RGB on the TV with the help of remote.

The two devices have established a connection automatically. If not then go to Windows settings>Display>and make sure you Select TV as an Output device. In Display settings, you can also adjust your display resolution according to you.

What if Your laptop and TV have different ports?

If you have either an old laptop or a TV where one of the devices has VGA port and others have HDMI port then don’t worry. You just need an HDMI to VGA converter that’s all. This converter is very cheap and you get easily in a few bucks.

Once you get the converter then rest of the process is pretty simple and straightforward.

1. Turn on both Laptops and TV.

2. Connect HDMI cable to your laptop HDMI port.

3. Connect your VGA cable into your TV port.

4. Now plug the VGA cable into VGA converter which further connects to laptop HDMI cable.

5. Select the source as PC or RGB on TV with the help of Remote.

The two devices have established a connection automatically. If not then go to Windows settings>Display>and make sure you Select TV as an Output device. In Display settings, you can also adjust your display resolution according to you.

How to connect a laptop to a TV with USB-C Cable

Connect a Laptop to a TV

If your laptop has a USB-C port then you can connect your laptop to a TV directly with USB-C cable simply. But obviously your TV also has that USB-C port as well. Just grab USB-C cable and connect both the devices as we do use HDMI or VGA cable. Select the source on TV and you are done. However, Every USB-C cable does not support a video signal transmission, So choose a cable that carries video signals.

Another option is to get a USB-C to HDMI adapter. And connect your Laptop to a TV with USB-C cable.

Step-by-step instructions:

1. Turn ON your TV and Laptop.

2. Connect USB-C cable to Laptop and HDMI adapter to the TV. Then connect USB-C cable of the laptop to TVs HDMI adapter.

3. Select the correct input source on TV using TV remote.

4. Tada! your Laptop now connect to your TV.

Wireless Connection between a Laptop with a TV

Connect your Laptop to a TV without wires,is it possible? Of course Yes. Nowadays most of the TVs are Smart TV. Where you find the option of screen mirroring or Miracast. New modern age laptops already have the feature of screen mirroring or screen sharing by default. If you have a Windows 10 machine then you must see this option on your laptop.

So, If you are lucky enough then both your devices capable to screen mirroring. Then you can easily connect and share your laptop screen to a TV screen.

Step-by-Step instructions:

1. Turn On your Laptop and TV.

2. Make sure that both the device connected to the same internet network. If not, then connect it first then follow the next steps.

3. After that Go to your TV settings where you find Cast/Screencast/Screen mirror option and select It. Every company has a different name but all do the same things here. You see a Screen waiting for another device to establish a connection.

4. Now on your Laptop Go to the bottom right corner of your screen and open notification panel. Expand it’s menu options.

5. After that click on Connect option and it starts to search for new device for connection.

6. After search complete you see your TV name on your Laptop then just select it.

7. Bingo! Now your Laptop connect to a TV.

What if you have don’t have a Smart TV

Connect a Laptop to a TV

If you don’t have a Smart TV and you still want to connect your TV wirelessly. Then use one of the casting devices like Amazon Firestick Tv or Google Chromecast. This device has features of screencast which makes your life easy. But make sure your TV must have an HDMI port otherwise this method doesn’t work.

If you are lucky enough that you have a TV with an HDMI port then the rest of the process is pretty easy and simple.

Step-by Step instructions:

1. Connect your Casting device to your TVs HDMI port and Turn it on.

2. Now Turn on Your Laptop also.

3. Now go to your casting device settings and Choose Cast/Miracast option. Now your device is ready to establish a connection.

4. Now on your Laptop Go to the bottom right corner of your screen and open notification panel. Expand it’s menu options.

5. After that click on Connect option and it starts to search for new device for connection.

6. After search complete you see your TV name on your Laptop then just select it.

7. Bingo! Now your Laptop connect to a TV.

Conclusion

That’s all folks. I hope the above methods are easy to follow and fix your problems of connecting a laptop to a TV. Let me know which of the above method do you use. Or you have any query comment down below.


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