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How to Connect iPhone to Smart TV

The small screen is not just doing it for you? Fortunately, you can connect your iPhone to a smart TV.

Whether you want to stream a video you shot recently on your phone or you want to see some lovely pictures captured with your close ones, you can do it by connecting your iPhone to your smart TV.

This blog will teach you how to connect your iPhone to smart TV.

How to Connect iPhone to Smart TV: 5 Simple Methods

We rounded up a total of 5 different methods here, including all possible solutions. Also, you will find both wired and wireless processes.

1. How to Connect iPhone to TV with HDMI

A wired connection offers the advantage of a clearer and uninterrupted connection. That makes this method a reliable solution for a smooth streaming experience.

What Do You Need to Connect?

  • HDMI cable

  • iPhone to HDMI adapter (Lightning Digital A/V Connector)

  • HDMI port on your TV

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Connecting Process

  • Connect one side of the HDMI cable to the TV

  • Add another side to the adapter

  • Plug in the adapter to the Lightening port of your iPhone

  • Run the HDMI input on your TV

Extra tip: If you want to charge your phone while using it like this, connect one end of Lightening to the USB and the second end to the power source.

2. How to Connect iPhone to Smart TV Screen Mirroring

If you want to know how to connect iPhone to smart TV wirelessly, this is one of the widely used methods.

And the outcome is exactly what the title here suggests. Literally, you can see your phone display on your TV as it is.

Caution: Be a little careful with the process because it will show your pop-up messages, including other signs and notifications. And you might not want people to see those. 

What Do You Need to Connect?

  • Apple TV

  • Wifi connection

Connection Process

  • Confirm your TV has Apple TV

  • Connect Apple TV and your iPhone on the same Wi-FI

  • Go to the Control Center of your iPhone. Find Control Center on iPhone and iPad by swiping up from the screen’s bottom. For iPhone X, swipe down from the screen’s top.

  • Find the Screen Mirroring button and click on it

  • A list will appear–select Apple TV

  • Give AirPlay password if your TV asks

To stop mirroring, click on Stop MIrroring in the Control Center.

How to Mirror iPhone to TV without Apple TV

If you need to hook your iPhone with Chromecast and Roku Streaming devices, we have prepared instructions for that too.

Also, you will learn how to cast the screen of your iPhone to a TV using an app. Keep checking the instructions.

3. How to Cast iPhone to TV through Chromecast

Have no Apple TV on our TVs. But that doesn’t mean there is no alternative.

What Do You Need to Connect?

  • Chromecast compatible TV

  • HDMI port

Connection Process

  • Make sure you have iPhone, Chromecast, and computer on the same Wi-Fi connection

  • Connect the Chromecast to your TVs HDMI port

  • Download, Install, and Open a Chromecast-compatible app on your iPhone

  • Click on Cast, and a list will pop-up

  • Select Chromecast from the list and cast-screen to the TV

4. How to Connect iPhone to a Roku Device

You can connect iPhone/ iPad wirelessly to a Roku streaming device for different purposes. Depending on the purpose, the process will vary slightly. 

Get a clear idea in the following instructions:

What Do You Need to Connect?

  • TV

  • Roku streaming device

  • Roku app

Connection Process

You will find instructions divided separately for two purposes.

Once is— seeing media files on TV using a Roku app and device.

Another is—using video or movie streaming apps on your phone and casting it to TV using a Roku device and app.

For media files

  • Download, Install, and Lunch Roku mobile app on your iPhone

  • Connect your phone and Roku device to the same Wi-Fi

  • Go to the bottom navigation bar in the Roku app and click on Photos+ and select the media file you want to see on the TV

  • Click on Cast, and a list of devices will appear

  • Select Roku from the list

Play on Roku: For other apps i.e. Netflix and YouTube

  • Download, Install, and Lunch Roku mobile app on your iPhone

  • Connect your phone and Roku device to the same Wi-Fi

  • Look for the Cast option on apps like Netflix and YouTube

  • Click on Cast, and a list of devices will appear

  • Select Roku from the list

5. How to Cast Screen on TV Using an App

You can use Apple TV or AirPlay to connect your iPhone and TV. In that case, you can use a DLNA app, Digital Living Network Alliance.

This kind of app allows you to watch videos and play music. However, you can play all videos or music.

To play them using a DLNA app, the music and videos must be free of Digital Right Management.

You will find different paid DLNA apps available from various brands. Each app has different instructions. To use those, you must refer to their individual instructions.

Final Remarks

We have outlined all the common solutions to connect your iPhone and smart TV. Refer to the methods you want to use and connect your phone to the TV by carefully following the instructions provided here.

FAQs

See the following question for more information on connecting your iPhone and TV.

How Do I Mirror My iPhone to my TV without Wi-Fi?

One solution is to use Apple Digital Lightning Adapter Cable and HDMI cable to connect your iPhone and TV.  Another solution is to pair Apple TV, and iPhone using a Bluetooth connection on your phone with the Wi-Fi option turned on.

Can I Mirror My iPhone on My TV?

Using Apple TV, you can mirror your iPhone on your TV. If your TV is Apple TV compatible, find the Screen Mirroring Button in the Control Center of your iPhone. Next, select Apple TV and put in the AirPlay password if necessary.

Can I View Pics from My iPhone on My TV?

Yes, you can mirror the screen by using Apple TV on your TV and the screen mirror option on your phone. Or you can use an HDMI adapter and cable to connect your iPhone and TV to see pictures.