In this step-by-step guide, we’ll show you how to connect a laptop to a TV, so you can watch Netflix, your vacation photos, and other content on the big screen. There are quite a few ways to do it, but we’ll just focus on the most simple and widely used methods.
The right method for you will depend on a couple of different things including the ports that are available on your TV and laptop. Let’s start.
How To Connect A Laptop To A TV With An HDMI Cable
This is the simplest and easiest way to connect your laptop to a TV. All you need to get the job done is an HDMI cable, which you can get on Amazon for less than $10. An HDMI cable can handle both audio and high-resolution video, so it’s great for streaming your favorite TV shows.
To make this work, both your laptop and TV have to have an HDMI port. If they aren’t super old (or super new for that matter), there’s a good chance both have it on board. Turn on both devices and connect them using an HDMI cable. Then just select the correct HDMI input on your TV with the help of the remote control and you’re good to go.
Keep in mind that some laptops have a micro HDMI or a mini HDMI port, so you’ll need a different cable — you can get it via the buttons below. Alternatively, if you already have a regular HDMI cable, you can just buy an adapter to save some money.
- Connect the laptop to the TV with an HDMI cable.
- Turn on both devices.
- Select the correct HDMI input on the TV with the remote.