How to Connect a Galaxy Device to a TV Using a USB
Have you ever tried connecting your Galaxy Phone to your TV via a USB? You might need to just to watch your favorite movie/sports that you want to watch on TV with a wider screen. Let’s find out today here how you can connect a Samsung Galaxy device to an HDTV. You can do this by using an HDMI cable and a cable adapter that you need to connect into your device’s MicroUSB charging port.
Just make sure that you have a TV that supports HDMI. If you have any brand of HDTV, the TV set will have at least one HDMI plug-in spot on the back or the side of the panel.
All Samsung Galaxy S Line Support HDMI
As you know the Samsung Galaxy S line supports HDMI so not you need to purchase a MicroUSB-to-HDMI adapter. This is a block with an HDMI port on one end and a cable that you need to plug into your phone’s charging port on the other. Although indirectly, this will allow you to plug your TV’s HDMI cable into your phone.
You can get a cheaper HDMI adapter too and if possible can get Samsung an official HDMI adapter too which is a bit expensive. You can also get non-branded and cheaper versions online and in most electronics sections of department stores.
If you use the Samsung version of the HDMI adapter it will ensure that if it doesn’t work, you can get a new one for free.
Buy HDMI Cable
Buy an HDMI cable if required. In case you don’t have an HDMI cable for your HDTV, get one. These things are always cheaper online than in a store. You can expect to spend between $10 and $20 to get an HDMI cable. Just make sure that the cables are no longer than 50 feet long. Longer cables can lead to interruptions or reductions in quality.
Now connect your HDMI adapter to your Samsung Galaxy and plug the HDMI adapter’s cable into the charging port which is there at the bottom (or on the side) of your phone or tablet.
Don’t use force to connect —if the HDMI adapter won’t plug in, turn the cable 180 degrees and retry it. Now connect the HDMI adapter to a power supply point. You will find a slot on the side of the HDMI adapter for your Samsung Galaxy’s charger cable. Plug the charger into a socket and now put the charging cable to the HDMI adapter.
When you connect the HDMI adapter to a power supply it will allow the HDMI adapter to work and keep your Samsung Galaxy charged also.
Now it’s time to connect your Samsung Galaxy to your HDTV. Put the one end of the HDMI cable into the HDMI slot on the back (or side) of your TV and plug the other end of the HDMI cable into the adapter’s HDMI slot.
If you use a receiver for all of your TV’s input, you should plug the HDMI cable into the back of the receiver. Now turn on your TV. Press your TV’s power button. Select the HDMI cable’s input and change the current video input to show the HDMI’s channel. You can find the HDMI’s input number by searching for a number next to the HDMI slot on your TV. On reaching the HDMI’s input, you can watch whatever is on your Samsung Galaxy’s screen on your TV as well.
The method of changing the input might differ from TV to TV. Mostly, you’ll press an input button either on your TV or on your remote.