How to broadcast from your phone to your TV

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From dotPhoto servers to your phone to your TV

Android phones can show dotPhoto.com and dotPhoto slideshows on Miracast-compatible televisions. In our demonstration, we use a 50″ Sharp Aquos TV. To activate Miracast, choose the Input button on the TV’s remote control, and scroll down to Miracast.

On your phone, install the Miracast short cut from Google Play.  When your TV is set to the Miracast input, activate the Miracast short cut on your phone, which broadcasts to your TV.

Compatible Miracast TVs

If your TV is not Miracast-compatible, you can use Miradisplay dongles like this one available from Amazon for about $20:
MiracastDongle400

Dongles plug into an extra video port and often include a USB plug that pulls power to run the dongle.

 

 

 

 

 

iPhones and Apple Devices

OS X and iOS do not support Miracast, opting instead for Apple’s own AirPlay technology for screen mirroring. AirPlay is compatible only with Apple’s second- and third-generation Apple TVs. On a hardware level, the majority of devices produced in the last year support Miracast.

This video describes how to set up AirPlay so that you can screen-mirror with an iPhone.

Glenn
glenn@dotphoto.com

Author: dotphoto

Glenn Paul is President and Co-Founder of dotPhoto, which began life in 2000 as a photo printing service and now also distributes user-generated media in Flash, video and on cell phones.

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