connect your Android phone to a projector
Sometimes you may need to connect your Android phone to a projector . This can be done both via a cable and wirelessly.
Wireless connection of Android device to projector
With wireless stream adapters and built- in projector support , you can turn your Android device into a large display. You will usually need an application to do this.
Note that most wireless streaming solutions require you to have permission to access your home or office Wi-Fi network. If this is not possible for you, you should look for an alternative to using cable.
One of the easiest options to connect your Android phone or tablet to a projector wirelessly is to use a CHROMECAST stream adapter. This small device, which does not cost much, connects to any projector model via an HDMI port .
Chromecast has become a powerful part of Google’s portfolio, and many popular apps, including Spotify and Netflix, have features for fast media playback through this adapter. You can play the entire screen of your device via the Cast Screen button in the Android navigation menu.
Stream through the projector itself
Your projector may have many built-in features. Companies like Samsung and LG provide direct video streaming to their projectors and TVs. Search for the exact model of your projector on the manufacturer’s website and see if it supports wireless video streaming. If such a feature is included in your projector , also search the Play Store to get the required application.
Connect the Android device to the projector via wire
If for any reason you can not connect your Android device to the projector wirelessly or you want to have a fast and hassle-free connection using the wire, you have these options:
Most projectors have a built-in HDMI port that supports video hardware connectivity. Some Android phones also have a Mini-HDMI port on their output, which can be used to easily connect to a projector using a Mini-HDMI to HDMI cable.
In addition, many USB-C-enabled devices, such as the Samsung Galaxy S9 or Note 9, are able to connect to a projector using a USB-C to HDMI converter .
Note that HDMI transmits the sound of your Android phone in addition to the image. So you can do both audio and video at the same time with just one HDMI cable.
The micro-USB port you use on your Android phone may be more powerful than you think. Some smartphone manufacturers have added support for a new standard called MHL to their devices, which allows you to stream video signals with a dedicated converter via a micro-USB port. If your device supports this standard, you will also need to purchase an MHL to HDMI converter.
Immediate detection of whether or not a device supports MHL may be impossible. But for this purpose, a web page has been designed that lists all devices that comply with the MHL standard. Unfortunately, it seems that newer devices no longer support MHL due to USB-C.