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How to Connect my iPhone to my Smart TV Using AirPlay or without Apps?

9 de February de 2022

With today’s televisions you can enjoy more content than you could before. This is due to the fact that televisions now have ports to connect USB sticks, they can be connected to a Wi-Fi point to watch streaming channels and even can be connected to a cell phone.

iPhone mobiles that have iOS operating system bring access to the function that allows you link cellular services with a Smart TV. In short, we are going to show you how to configure the AirPlay app to connect the cell phone with a Smart TV, how to connect the mobile with a Smart TV without using AirPlay and other things.

How to configure AirPlay to project your iPhone screen on a Smart TV?

AirPlay is like an application that Apple created with the aim of making it possible combine a cell phone with a Smart TV without any problems or inconveniences. This application not only allows you to share the video content of a cell phone with the TV, but also allows you to share music.

The function of sharing also the audio of the music is a good thing for people who they have a great theater connected with SmartTV. Theaters are sound equipment created especially for televisions and so that people can enjoy more of the audio of the content they usually watch.

Now, now that you know what AirPlay is, it’s time for you to learn how to configure this app with your Smart TV:

  1. Start your cell phone and then your Smart TV.
  2. Connect both devices to a single WiFi point.
  3. Locate the video you want to broadcast on your Smart TV on your mobile.
  4. Access the extra options of that video and choose the ‘Share’ option.
  5. In the options that you will be given to share the video, select the AirPlay app.
  6. Within the AirPlay app, you are going to select the Smart TV.
  7. Finally, move on to manage the options for the broadcast and voila, that would be it.

In case you didn’t know, with Smart TVs there are a way to make video calls other people using Skype. If you have a camera compatible with the Smart TV, you can make the video call.

How to connect your iPhone to Smart TV wirelessly?

Apart from using AirPlay to connect the mobile with the Smart TV, there are other means which you can use with any mobile, be it iPhone or Android. These two ways are using a Chromecast or if not using a DLNA. Let’s see how to connect a cell phone with a Smart TV using these two means.

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Use Chromecast

Chromecasts are small devices that serve as adapters between the HDMI port and the USB connector of cell phones. With this adapter you can enjoy all kinds of games, videos, music or programs. See how a Smart TV is connected to a cell phone using this adapter:

  1. Start your Smart TV.
  2. Connect the Chromecast and Chromecast the cell phone.
  3. Launch the Google Home App.
  4. Press the 3 dots icon to access the extra options.
  5. Select the ‘Set up device’ option.
  6. Go on to confirm the code of the Smart TV with that of the cell phone.
  7. To finish, just save for the binding process to finish and voila, that would be it.

In this way, a television is linked with a cell phone using a Chromecast. In case you didn’t know, besides connect your cell phone with the Smart TVyou can connect your computer with the Smart TV.


DLNA on TVs is a service that can be used to stream videos, music, and content from a cell phone to a Smart TV. Please pay attention to the following procedure so that you learn how to set up a DLNA on your TV:

  1. Start your cell phone and then your Smart TV.
  2. On your mobile you are going to download the DLNA Player App.
  3. Then, connect your cell phone and the Smart TV to the same WiFi point.
  4. Next, find the content you want to share.
  5. Hit the ‘Share’ option.
  6. Choose the DLNA Player app.
  7. To finish, within the app, choose the TV services and that’s it.

It should be noted that if your television have problems with the link to other devices like cell phones, you can use a Roku TV to enjoy more content.

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If we don’t want to use AirPlay, what is the correct cable to connect your iPhone to a Smart TV?

Before you have seen some of the most feasible means to use to connect your cell phone with the services of your Smart TV. In case you don’t have a Chromecast or don’t know how to set up a DLNAyou can choose to use a certain cables or connectors.

lightning adapter

The Lightning cable is the one used to charge iPhone mobiles and also iPads. However, there are adapters that adapt the Lightning port with the HDMI. This adapter can be used to connect the mobile with the Smart TV.

HDMI cable

The HDMI cable is the same as the Lightning adapter, only there is a difference. This difference is that the cable is complete and it doesn’t have any adapter. If you don’t know how to connect this cable with your Smart TV, you can go to Apple website which shows how to connect this cable.