How to Connect a Computer to a TV
When you want to connect a computer to a TV, you may find yourself reaching for an HDMI cable, adapters or other clunky components required for a wired connection. Connecting your computer to a conference room TV for a big presentation? You’ll be relieved to know that you can skip the clunky cables and opt for wireless options.
Benefits of Casting a Computer
Connecting your computer to a TV offers a new way to share information and stay connected. While at home, you can wirelessly stream games from your computer to the TV or watch all the movies you’ve downloaded to your computer on a larger screen. Enhance and display your hard work in the office by casting your computer screen to a TV in the conference room.
What is a Wireless HDMI Kit?
A wireless HDMI kit establishes the same connection that an HDMI cable does between the TV and computer, but without the long cable. Wireless display kits are a great addition to a home theater system or office conference room because they allow you to send HD video and audio from your computer to your TV wirelessly. This gives you the freedom to place your devices where you want them to be in the room while staying connected. Wireless HDMI kits often contain all the components necessary for casting, making set up a breeze. When choosing a kit, always keep your device specifications in mind so you select a kit that is compatible with your PC.
Some specifications to consider include:
- Computer ports
- Ability to use a remote
- Power source
- Wi-Fi requirements
How Wireless HDMI Works
Instead of using cables, wireless HDMI kits include a transmitter and a receiver that plug into your devices and communicate with one another. Kits that use a transmitter and receiver generally do not require a home or business Wi-Fi connection because they create a direct connection between them.
Setting up a wireless HDMI kit is simple.
- Connect the transmitter to your computer’s HDMI port. If your computer does not have an HDMI port, you can also use an adapter.
- Connect the receiver to your TV’s HDMI port.
- Connect the power cord (if necessary)
- Turn on devices to begin casting your computer screen.