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How to Connect Your Laptop to Your TV?

Connect Your Laptop to Your TV

Are you boring and in a mood to watch a movie on TV? What are you waiting for! Simply connect your laptop to your TV. Let us discuss different methods to connect your laptop to your TV.

Method 1. Connect Your Laptop to your TV with HDMI Cable

  • You will need an HDMI cable with the same connecting ends. One end of the cable will  connect with your laptop and the other with your TV.
  • In case if your TV has more than one HDMI port, note the port number of the port with which you have connected the cable

connect your Laptop to your TV

  • Now, take the remote control of your TV and press the Input button. Change the mode from TV to Input

tv remote

  • Right-click on your laptop desktop, and click “Display Settings”. This will lead you to another page

right click on laptop

  • Click Detect. This option will detect your TV that you just connected with your laptop. If your computer detects your TV automatically, skip this step

connect your Laptop to your TV

  • Now, click Identify. This will assign numbers to the TV and laptop. One is the main display and the other as a secondary display

click identify

  • Now click the Multiple Displays button and choose the display you want from the drop-down list

connect your Laptop to your TV

  • After selecting the display, click Apply

Method 2. Using WiFi

You can connect your Laptop to your TV using WiFi, only if your TV supports WiFi.

  • Enable WiFi mode on your TV and connect your TV with WiFi

enable wifi mode

  • Also, connect your laptop with the same Wifi network
  • At the laptop desktop, right-click and select Display settings
  • Click “Duplicate this display” and Apply changes
  • Now on your laptop, click the Start button and click the Settings icon
  • Click  Devices > Connected Devices

Now add a device, select “Wireless display or dock”

After this, the name of your TV will appear. Click on it to connect it

Method 3. Using DVI or VGA 

You can connect your Laptop to your TV using DVI or VGA.

  • Connect VGA cable with both the computer and laptop. Both ends of the table are the same. On your laptop, VGA port is named as PC IN, or Computer IN

connect your Laptop to your TV

Plug one end of the audio cable with your laptop on the headphone port. The other end in the TV’s plug for audio

tv's plug for audio

Now change the input type of your TV to VGA or DVI

connect your Laptop to your TV

  • Now on your computer or laptop, right-click on the desktop and follow steps 3 to 7 in Method 1 described above i.e. via HDMI

Method 4. Screen Mirroring

Connect your Laptop to your TV with screen mirroring.

  • Take the remote of your TV and click the Home button
  • Now select screen-mirroring from the apps
  • Depending on your TV, follow on-screen instructions to connect your TV to the laptop via the Screen Mirroring method

Or, on other TV models, press the Input button from your remote and select Screen-mirroring.

On Your Laptop

connect your Laptop to your TV

  • Press Windows key + P on the desktop. This will lead you to the Settings Display Settings of your laptop

press windows key

Or simply right-click on the desktop and select Display settings. 

connect your Laptop to your TV

  • Now go to Devices > Connected Devices > Add a device

connect your Laptop to your TV

  • Find your TV from the devices

connect your Laptop to your TV

  • Now, click “Wireless display or dock”
  • Select Duplicate. This will mirror the screen of your laptop to your TV

Also, learn “How to Cast Multimedia Content from a Smartphone to TV?”

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