So you can sync your iPhone with TV

If you want to play content from your iPhone directly on your television, in this post we will show you the ways in which you will be able to do it. We are also going to explain the necessary requirements, as well as the peripherals compatible with this type of function. So if you want to further extend the functions of your iPhonethis post is for you.

This is what you need to connect your iPhone to the TV

The first thing you need to be able to connect the signal from your iPhone to the TV is to have a Wi-Fi internet connection on both devices. The two will “meet” within the same network, so our phone will be able to recognize the TV, and vice versa.

However, from here, there are several methods with which we can link both. On one side, there is the AirPlay system which is a protocol designed by Apple, which is present in the vast majority of your devices. The most common procedure is to use an Apple TV connected to the television with which to send the iPhone signal directly. However, depending on the manufacturer, there are those who have already incorporated this technology into their televisions natively, without having to depend on an Apple TV.

But, what happens if we don’t have AirPlay on TV or an Apple TV? Here the other option to link both devices comes into play. He Google Cast system It is compatible with the iPhone, through applications such as YouTube. And in the case of televisions, it is present in the Google TV systems and in the applications that we install on our Smart TV. But we do not only have this principle of communication thanks to Google. Other applications such as Netflix also offer the possibility of sending the content of our iPhone to the TV, if both devices have the application installed and are connected to the same Wi-Fi network. This function is called Miracast.

How to sync your iPhone to TV

IF we are using an AirPlay system we will have to go to the iPhone Control Center and look for the Duplicate Screen icon. In this case, the phone will detect the Apple TV or TV compatible with AirPlay, and we can automatically start sharing the content, duplicating the screen.

screen mirroring airplay

If we are in a third-party application, whether from Google or not, we will have to look for the Miracast (or Google Cast) icon to share the signal of the application’s content, directly on the television. In this case, unlike AirPlay, the content of our iPhone screen will not be duplicated on the big screen. But we are only going to be “limited” to see what our iPhone app is playing at the moment.

miracast iphone

There are many devices that support this kind of feature. On the part of Google we have the Chromecast with Google TV or the Google Nest Hub, which thanks to its built-in screen allows us to send content. These are a cheaper alternative to Apple TV itself and, if we are not interested in mirroring the screen of our iPhone in real time, they may be an option to consider.

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