Do you know that you can connect your Android device to a projector and watch movies or PowerPoint presentations on a widescreen? But the number of methods you can use here differs from projector to projector. Because the ports and the features that each projector consists of are different from each other. Let’s discuss some of these methods in detail.
Method 1: Using Wireless App
Projectors such as Panasonic have wireless apps. Using this app, you can connect over a Bluetooth or a Wi-Fi network. And then you can project a screen capture of the content on your Android device. Go to the Google Play website and check whether your projector has such an app. If you can’t find it, then go to the official website of the manufacturing company of your projector and check the documentation. This is the best method if your projector has its own wireless app.
Method 2: Using Google Chromecast
If you want to watch movies or reflect your Android device’s screen to the projector, then the Google Chromecast will be a great option. This method works on most Android devices. You have to connect the Chromecast directly into your projector’s HDMI port. Now you can send content from your Android device to it. Then the Chromecast will show the content via the projector.
Method 3: Using Miracast
The latest projectors, as well as Android devices, support Miracast. If you have an Android device that supports Miracast and a projector that does not support Miracast then you can connect Android device with the projector using a Miracast video adapter. You have to attach the Miracast video adapter to your projector’s HDMI port. So using Miracast, you can mirror content on the Android device and view through the projector.
Method 4: Using a Hard-wired Connection
If any of the above mentioned wireless methods did not work for you, then try this hard-wired connection method. To do this, the Android device should support certain kinds of hard-wired video connections such as HDMI and MHL.
You have to connect the HDMI port on your Android device with your projector’s standard HDMI port using a cable. If your Android device consists of a mini-HDMI port then you have to use a mini-HDMI cable to make the connection. Sometimes you can use USB-C to HDMI adapter with some Android devices such as Samsung Galaxy s8 and Galaxy Note8.
If you have an Android device that supports MHL, then you can connect it with the projector using an MHL to HDMI adapter. You have to connect one end of MHL to HDMI adapter to your Android device and the other end to the projector’s HDMI port.
Note: When you buy an adapter, check whether it is compatible with the supported MHL version of your Android device.
Sometimes projectors do not come up with HDMI ports. So in this scenario, you have to use the VGA port in your projector. But you should be cautious when buying Mini-HDMI or MHL to VGA adapters. Because you can not 100% trust most of them. Before buying, find the adapter that is particularly made for your Android device and read the comments on the product page. Then you can get the best option for your money.
We have mentioned the conventional and best methods to connect your Android device to a projector. If you face any issue when trying any of the above methods, feel free to mention them in the comment section.