Tech Tips for Streaming

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Currently, these are the best ways to stream the videos to your TV:

Mirroring your iPhone to Roku or Apple TV

Then, choose System.

Next, choose “Screen mirroring.”

Click “Screen Mirroring Mode.”

Download and install the Roku app.

To cast media stored on your iPhone, open the Roku app, and tap the Media button.

To cast media from an app, click on the cast button while in the app.

Windows to TV using Chromecast

Navigate to the website you want to display on your TV.

Select the menu icon (three horizontal dots) in the upper right corner, then select Cast from the drop-down menu.

A small window will appear with the names of any cast-friendly devices on your network, such as a Chromecast or Google Home smart speaker. Before you pick your device, though, press the downward-facing arrow at the top, then the small window says Select source.

Choose Cast tab, then select the nickname of the Chromecast.

When it’s connected, the window will say Chrome Mirroring along with a volume slider and the name of the tab you’ve got open.

Look up at your TV and you’ll see the tab taking up the entire screen—though usually in letterbox mode to keep the viewing ratio correct.

To stop casting, just close the tab or click the Chromecast icon in your browser to the right of the address bar (it’s blue). That will bring back the Chrome Mirroring window we saw earlier. Now click Stop in the lower right corner.

Laptop to TV using HDMI

Plug HDMI cable into both your laptop’s and TV’s HDMI ports.

You may see your TV with blue screen showing “No signal” message. Press INPUT or SOURCE button on your TV remote. Then use the Arrow icon to choose HDMI 1 on TV screen.

On your TV, you may see the same screen as your laptop. If not, follow the steps below.

- On your laptop’s keyboard, press Windows key + R key together to open Run box.

- Type control in the box and hit Enter to open Control Panel.

- Click Display when view by Large icons.

- Click Adjust resolution.

- Select TV from Display drop-down list.

- Then try to change its solution to earn the best view on TV screen. Once it’s done, click OK to save the setting.