What if you need to see the pictures on your iPhone on your TV? Or maybe play a video on your iPhone on your TV? We use the technique called as screen mirroring to share the iPhone screen directly to your TV. By this technique, you can connect your phone to your TV and view the contents on the phone on the tv. If you are using an iPhone and Apple TV this can be done without any trouble. But Apple TVs are quite expensive and it’s hard to afford one. But these days almost everyone has a normal smart TV in their house. So here we hope to discuss how to mirror the iPhone without apple tv.
Screen mirroring only supports smart TVs. Smart TVs are TVs that have an operating system like Android in them. You can connect smart tv to a wifi network and watch youtube or Netflix directly from the TV. You can even browse into Facebook and other websites too. Screen mirroring is a feature introduced to smart TVs to make it easier for users to view images and videos on their phones directly on their TV. Mind that when you are mirroring something on TV, the quality of the screen might seem a bit off since the resolution is changed from phone to TV massively.
Before you begin, make sure your phone and TV are connected to the same wifi network. If they are not, connect them to the same wifi network. If you don’t do it the devices won’t be able to find and connect to each other. And as said before if you do not own a smart TV, you cannot directly mirror your phone screen to your TV. You will need additional hardware such as a casting device. Even to use a casting device you need to have an HDMI port and a USB port on your TV. So make sure you check all these things before you begin.
How to Mirror iPhone to a TV without Apple TV | Using an App from Apple Store
Since you do not have an Apple TV, you can mirror your iPhone Screen to your TV by using a third-party app from the apple store. There are a bunch of apps that you can install and use for screen mirroring. Each app does the same thing and there are slight differences in the way they let you mirror your iPhone to your TV. Listed below are three apps that you can use to do this task.
LetsView app is available both in android and ios. It allows you to mirror your iPhone to android TV and even computers. Since this is a cross-platform app it works fine with both iOS and Android devices.
Apowermirror is also a similar app to LetsVIew. But this app offers additional features like screen recording and taking screenshots. We recommend both these apps from the apple store.
Mirror Your iPhone to TV Using a Casting Device
There are many casting devices available in the market. Casting devices are used to cast many digital devices straight to TV. You can use a casting device to connect your iPhone to TV easily. The best thing is you can plug this device to any TV and mirror your phone. Even if it’s not a smart TV, if it has HDMI you can plug this device and cast your phone screen to the TV. Following is one casting device we recommend you.
AnyCast is a great casting device. You can connect your iPhone to this device and plug this to your TV to mirror your phone to your TV. The best thing is you can view the high-resolution videos directly from the internet using your iPhone. Anycast supports a wide range of devices that you can cast into your TV. You can buy this device on amazon under $25. Just to explain what to do, we will mention the steps to connect this device with your iPhone and TV. Make sure your TV has an HDMI port before you buy this device since this device is connected to the HDMI port.
- Plug the device to the HDMI port in your TV and plug the USB cable to power the device.
- On your TV select your input as ‘HDMI’. You will see The network SSID and password of your device.
- Now take your iPhone and search for wifi networks. You will see Anycast wifi network and connect to it using the password on your TV screen.
- Now Open the web browser from your phone and enter the IP address of Anycast. Go to the internet option and connect to the wifi network in your home.
- Now go to the control center of the iPhone and select ‘Screen mirroring‘. Select the Anycast device name then you will be able to mirror your iPhone screen to your TV.
Using the Youtube App.
You can use Youtube App on your iPhone to see youtube videos on your TV. This is not exactly ‘ mirroring’ your iPhone to your TV but this gives you the ability to watch high-quality HD youtube videos on a bigger screen. By using the youtube App you can only view youtube videos in your smart TV using your iPhone. You can do things like changing the video quality, change playback speed, or browse through videos. But you cannot see pictures or watch videos in the internal storage of your phone on your TV screen. Also, you cannot see other apps on the TV screen. But if you intend to watch Youtube videos on your TV this is the best and easiest way to do it.
- Make sure that your TV and iPhone are connected to the same wifi network.
- Open the youtube app from your phone
- Play the video you want
- In the playback screen check for a small rectangular casting icon on the top right corner. Click on it
- A message will be shown with the name of your TV. Click on start sharing.
- The TV will switch to the youtube app on the TV and the video will start playing.
These are only a few methods that we thought are best to try out. Of course, there are alternative ways to mirror your iPhone to tv without Apple TV, but these methods seem to work fine.