Last Updated on December 26, 2019 by Ope Quadri
Have you been wondering how to connect your computer or laptop to your television set? In this guide, we will share with you how to successfully pair your TV with your computer whether a desktop or laptop.
Connecting computer to your TV is pretty cool, sometimes, it seems as if your laptop screen is not big enough especially when the whole family wants to watch the same movie on your laptop, things might not be convenient for everyone.
Maybe you might have been thinking of how to solve this problem, if you are reading this post, I will first congratulate you because here is the right place to be, enough of that panicking and unnecessary thinking.
This post will guide you how to connect your computer to your TV by using HDMI cable, Wi-Fi connection and DVI or VGA cable. Enjoy as you read.
3 Ways To Connect Your Computer To Your TV
- Using HDMI
- Using DVI or VGA
- Via TV using Wi-Fi
Connect Your Computer To Your Tv With HDMI
This is one of the easiest ways to connect your computer to your TV set. This is done by using a cable known as *HDMI CABLE* to connect your computer to your TV set to get the best performance.
Those who are curious about what HDMI means, well, it stands for “High-Definition Multimedia Interface”
However, you need to make sure your computer has the cable port because not all computer comes with HDMI cable port.
Step 1: Locate the port in your. computer. An HDMI port looks a thin, wide slot with a slightly tapered base.
They are usually located on the sides or the back of the computer. Once located, you will attach one end of the HDMI cable to the located port. Normally the wider end of the cable should will be facing, up.
Step 2: Attach the other end of the cable to your TV. It will be easy to locate the port on your TV once you have completed the previous stage.
Typically, the port is located at the back or side of your TV.
Step 3: Once your TV is on, your automatically detect it an switch it’s display output to your TV. Then, you have to change the mode of your TV to HDMI using your TV remote.
Some windows do ignore the HDMI port when something is plug in. Don’t panic, all the computer need is configuration.
Not a long process, you just have to visit the computer control panel and click on “Adjust screen resolution”. Getting there, you will see two different displays in which one of it will be disabled.
You will move to the second monitor and click on “Extend the desktop onto this monitor” and apply then you are good to go.
Now that you have completely set up your computer to your TV, automatically, your TV will display the background wallpaper of your computer.
Then, you cab now get a movie to watch on your files or watch online, you can always use this to play interesting games likes pes, real football, GTA etc.
Connect your computer to your TV using DVI or VGA
Yeah, for those who can’t find HDMI port on your computer or TV, then there is another to get what you want. You can also connect your computer to your TV using male to male DVI cable.
You need to ensure the DVI port of your computer and your TV must be the same. You can easily locate the port of the cable at the back or side of your computer and your TV. On some TV, it is typically labelled “PC IN” or “Computer In”.
Step 1: Attach one end of the cable to your computer and the other to your TV. After that, you need to connect a male to male audio cable to the computer and the TV.
The cable is 3.5mm stereo audio cable typically like that of the input mouth of most android device earpiece.
They are usually located near the DVI port of your computer and your TV. you will attach each end of the cable to the computer and your TV.
Step 2: Next, you will change the mode of your TV to DVI or VGA.
Connect your computer to your TV using Wi-Fi
This is the easiest way to connect your computer to your TV, the problem is just that not all HDTV have Wi-Fi. Well, your TV has, then you are good to go.
No stress of locating and connecting cable.
Step 1: Enable the Wi-Fi mode of your TV.
Step 2: Once the Wi-Fi is enabled then you need to connect your computer to the same Wi-Fi network as that of your TV.
Step 3: Once done with that, you need to set up the display setting of your computer by right-clicking and move to display setting, you will see an option labelled “Multiple displays” click it and choose “Duplicate this display” then apply.
By so doing, you will automatically open the main windows settings.
Step 4: Select “Device”, you will see the connected device that of the TV and you will add the TV device. Once done, no doubt, this will automatically display the background wallpaper of your computer.
You can use any of the above methods to connect your computer to your TV. All the best.