It’s not possible to connect any phone or tablet to your TV using a USB cable alone. USB cables are generally used for charging devices and transferring data between devices, but not for streaming video or audio content from a phone or tablet to a TV.
However, some newer Android devices support a technology called MHL (Mobile High-Definition Link), which allows you to connect your phone or tablet to your TV using an HDMI cable and a special MHL-to-HDMI adapter.
How to Connect Any Phone or Tablet to Your TV Using USB
Here’s how to do it:
- Check your device: First, check whether your phone or tablet supports MHL. You can do this by searching online for your device model and “MHL compatibility.” If your device is compatible, you’ll need to purchase an MHL-to-HDMI adapter.
- Connect the adapter: Connect one end of the adapter to your phone or tablet’s micro USB port and the other end to an HDMI cable. Then connect the HDMI cable to an available HDMI port on your TV.
- Switch to the correct input: Using your TV remote, switch to the HDMI input you just connected your device to.
- Power up and play: Finally, turn on your phone or tablet and start playing video or audio content. It should now be displayed on your TV.
Note: Some devices may require additional setup or configuration, so refer to the manufacturer’s instructions for your specific device and adapter. Also, keep in mind that not all Android devices support MHL, and Apple devices require a different type of adapter to connect to a TV.