In this guide, we’ll walk you through how to connect your laptop or tablet to a TV. You can link your laptop up using an HDMI, DVI or Micro DisplayPort cable, or use Google Chromecast to wirelessly hook your tablet to the big screen. Either way, we’ve got you covered.
Make sure you know which connections your TV will support. You’ll be able to tell by having a look at the back of your TV, and noting down the different shaped ports. There are a few types of cables you can use to connect your laptop or tablet to a TV:
Actually connecting your laptop and TV together is super simple. Just match the cable with the ports in your laptop and TV. Then switch on the TV, change it to the correct input (HDMI 2 or something similar) and watch away!
You can also use a Google Chromecast to stream your favourite shows from your phone, tablet or laptop straight to your TV, without faffing about with loads of wires. Here’s how to set it up so you can get casting!
All set! Look out for the special Cast icon – a TV screen with a Wi-Fi signal in the corner – and you can enjoy YouTube, Netflix and loads more on the big screen.