connecting phone to tv

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Can someone talk me through how to connect my iPhone 7 to my Samsung smart tv.
I'm not very smart because I cannot figure it out,:D
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Harry born 23/09/2008
New baby grandson, Louie born 28/06/2012,
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And now I have the joy of having my foster granddaughter becoming my real granddaughter. Can't ask for anything better

UPDATE,
As of today 180919. my granddaughter is now my official granddaughter, adoption finally granted
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  • Le_KirkLe_Kirk Forumite
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    Don't know iPhones but on my Android, I downloaded the app for my specific television and followed the instructions on the TV on-screen menu.
  • There is an iPhone Lightning to HDMI adapter available from Apple, it needs a HDMI to HDMI cable as well. The Apple adapter is about £39, there are cheaper 3rd party units that appear to be similar. The HDMI cable is typically around £4 or £5. Apple Stores, Amazon and Maplin all sell the Apple adapter.

    Not all iPhone video apps will work with an external adapter, Sky TV being one...

    What are you trying to use that your Samsung TV hasn’t an app for? Ours has YouTube, BBC iPlayer, Netflix, Amazon TV, etc.
  • harrys_nanharrys_nan Forumite
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    Hi,
    I wanted to connect through WIFI, not with a cable. I wanted to be able to view photos and videos on the tv screen.
    Treat other's how you like to be treated.

    Harry born 23/09/2008
    New baby grandson, Louie born 28/06/2012,
    Proud nanny to two beautiful boys :j
    And now I have the joy of having my foster granddaughter becoming my real granddaughter. Can't ask for anything better

    UPDATE,
    As of today 180919. my granddaughter is now my official granddaughter, adoption finally granted
  • I'd buy a Chromecast for around £30 and install the Chromecast app. This will allow you to play media directly to the TV, as well as mirror the phone itself.
  • DCFC79DCFC79 Forumite
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    A Chromecast is the only way I know of doing it without a cable.
  • harrys_nanharrys_nan Forumite
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    Thanks guys
    Treat other's how you like to be treated.

    Harry born 23/09/2008
    New baby grandson, Louie born 28/06/2012,
    Proud nanny to two beautiful boys :j
    And now I have the joy of having my foster granddaughter becoming my real granddaughter. Can't ask for anything better

    UPDATE,
    As of today 180919. my granddaughter is now my official granddaughter, adoption finally granted
  • buglawtonbuglawton Forumite
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    An Amazon Fire or Roku stick will allow photos and videos to be cast from iPhone TV Cast app. Won't work with DRM content though.
  • dipsomaniacdipsomaniac Forumite
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    have you tried the allcast app?
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  • glentoran99glentoran99 Forumite
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    buglawton wrote: »
    An Amazon Fire or Roku stick will allow photos and videos to be cast from iPhone TV Cast app. Won't work with DRM content though.



    how do you do it with the fire?
  • buglawtonbuglawton Forumite
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    how do you do it with the fire?
    The method depends on whether it's online content or in your phone.

    1. Install free 'Video & TV Cast' app on the Fire stick or Roku.
    2. Install free TV Cast on phone, open browser inside the TV Cast app, find an online video, click on extracted video link at bottom, it starts to stream on the Fire Stick.
    3. For content stored on the phone, for Roku it works directly from the free iPhone Roku app. For Fire stick, seems you have to install paid for stick app AirReceiver (cheaper) or Reflector, then Apple AirPlay should work.
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