How to Hook Up Computer to TV
Have you wondered how to hook up a computer to a TV? When you want to share a presentation with colleagues or customers, you can connect using a standard HDMI cable. Alternatively, wireless HDMI is a good option that offer a reliable, quality connection but without the limitations of a cable.
Why Connect Your Computer to the TV?
Business – Connecting a laptop to a TV, projector screen, or media player is great for business presentations, restaurant settings, or even in business waiting rooms.
Home – Hooking up your computer to the TV allows you to share photos, games, or videos on a larger TV screen. All the TV shows and movies you have downloaded to your computer hard drive also can be accessed and watched on the TV.
Wireless Display Adapters – Wireless display adapters are often used for mobile devices such as tablets and smartphones. They are also a viable solution for hooking up a laptop computer to a TV. A wireless display adapter is an external device that plugs into the HDMI port of your TV and acts as a receiver to your laptop. There are various types of devices on the market, such as Miracast adapters (work with Windows 8.1+ devices), Wi-Fi dongles or Apple TV. Some adapters require access to Wi-Fi and may be limited to just specific streaming video apps, not sharing local content like photos or personal videos.
Wireless HDMI – Wireless HDMI kits are a good, cable-clutter free solution for home and business use. Wireless HDMI is typically compatible with all devices that require an HDMI connection, such as laptops/PCs, gaming consoles, or cable boxes. Wireless HDMI eliminates dangling wires from wall mounted TVs while also offering the same quality HD audio and video as a cable.
Wireless HD kits usually include a transmitter that you plug into your laptop, and a receiver that plugs into your TV’s HDMI port. They may also include power adapters, and sometimes HDMI port adapters. Once the transmitter and receiver are plugged into their respective devices, it’s as simple as turning them on to instantly connect your computer to the TV. A kit’s transmitter creates its own direct and independent wireless signal that it sends to the receiver, which means it does not rely on a business’s Wi-Fi network connection.
Set Up Wireless HDMI in 4 Steps
- Connect the transmitter to a computer’s HDMI port. If your computer does not have an HDMI port, you will need to use an HDMI adapter.
- Connect the receiver to an available HDMI port on the TV
- Connect the power cord.
- Turn on devices and instantly connect your computer and TV.