How to Connect Your Phone and Computer to LG Smart TVs
November 3, 2020
Watching videos or checking photos from our smartphones is convenient. But when we are in our homes, to have our content displayed on the big screens of our Smart TVs is much better. Don’t you think? If you have an LG TV, there are several ways to beam the content from computers and mobile devices to the big screen.
ome 2019 or newer LG Smart TV models come with Apple Airplay 2 support. They have this device built-in, and it allows screen mirroring from iPhones and iPads. But 2018 and earlier LG Smart TVs don’t allow screen mirroring directly from iDevices.
If your LG TV isn’t Airplay compatible, there are some screen mirroring solutions available:
Wireless Screen Mirroring Apps, like MirrorMeister: Some apps allow screen mirroring from an iPhone/iPad to an LG Smart TV. MirrorMeister is one of those apps. With it, you can beam your iOS phone or tablet to not only LG TVs but also to Roku, Samsung, Sony, Panasonic TVs and streaming devices like Amazon FireTV Sticks and Chromecast.
Indirect Screen Mirroring: This is done by using extra hardware to connect your iPhone or iPad to the TV. For this, you need something like an Apple TV connected to your television. Apple TV, after connected with your iDevice, passes the mirrored content to an LG TV via an HDMI connection.
Android manufacturers don’t use the same term to describe a feature like screen mirroring. Users need to identify before the setup and then, enable screen mirroring. Here are the most common terms used on Android mobile devices:
Screen Share or Smart Share (LG)
Wireless Display (aka WiDi)
If you are using Android 4.0 and above, your phone may come up with one of the features above and work with LG Screen Share.
LG Smart Share is a built-in tool that lets you connect your compatible phone or tablet to a Smart TV. It allows you to showcase all your device’s audio, video, and photo content on your screen.
Here’s how to connect your Android phone to a LG TV:
From your phone, go to Settings, then select Share and Connect.
Under the screen share category, select Screen Sharing or Mirror Screen.
In case you are using a Mac to share your content with an LG TV, first, you need to check if your iMac and television are compatible with AirPlay. As mentioned above, LG supports AirPlay 2 in its 2019 models onwards.
If your LG TV or Macbook isn’t Airplay 2 compatible, you can apply the same iOS solutions to start screen mirroring:
Wireless Screen Mirroring Apps, like MirrorMeister: MirrorMeister app works on iPhone, iPad, and Macbook. With it, you can beam your iOS and macOS devices to not only LG but also to any Smart TV and streaming devices available in the market. This is possible thanks to MirrorMeister’s capability to cast content to multiple receivers.
Indirect Screen Mirroring: This is done by using extra hardware to connect your iPhone or iPad to the TV. For this, you need something like an Apple TV connected to your TV. Apple TV, after connected with your iDevice, passes the mirrored content to an LG TV via an HDMI connection.
💡Tip: When using any screen mirroring apps for connecting with your Smart TV, the TV, and iPhone, iPad, or Mac must be connected to the same Wi-Fi network.