Article ID : 00161803 / Last Modified : 29/11/2018

How to play back the content stored in a mobile device on the TV screen

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There are several ways to display the content of a mobile device on the TV screen. First, select if you have an Android TV or another type of Bravia TV. 

Android TVs
Other TVs

NOTE: To check whether your TV is an Android TV, refer to the following article:
How to check if your BRAVIA TV is an Android TV


Android TVs

The functions that are available vary depending on whether the TV is connected to the Internet.

If the TV is connected to the Internet

  • Chromecast built-in (Google Cast)




Simply tap the Cast icon  to display videos such as YouTube or photos saved in apps on the TV screen.
How do I use Chromecast built-in (Google Cast) on Sony's Android TV

 

If the TV is not connected to the Internet

  • Wi-Fi Direct

You can make a direct wireless connection between the TV and mobile device and send photos and videos to the TV.
How to set up and use the Wi-Fi Direct feature of the TV with the mobile device

NOTE: For other methods, refer to Compatibility and other functions.
 


Other TVs

Make a direct wireless connection between the TV and mobile device.
Functions that are available vary depending on the OS of the mobile device.

Android mobile device

iOS mobile device

NOTE: For other methods, refer to Compatibility and other functions.
 


Compatibility and other functions

Compatibility

 

Functions
Android TVOther TVs
Android OSiOSAndroid OSiOS
Chromecast built-in (Google Cast)--
Screen mirroring✓*-✓*-
Wi-Fi Direct✓*✓*
Photo Sharing Plus✓*✓*✓*✓*
USB--✓*-
MHL/HDMI✓*✓*✓*✓*

* May not be supported depending on the model. Refer to the manual or specifications of the TV.
 

Other functions

  • Photo Sharing Plus



You can make a direct wireless connection between the TV and mobile device, and share photos and videos or save shared content to another device.
 

  • USB connection



    You can make a USB connection between the TV and Android mobile device and share photos, videos, and music.
     

  • MHL/HDMI connection

    If the mobile device supports Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL) 

    You can use an MHL cable to display the screen of the mobile device on the TV.
    How to connect an MHL device to a TV using an MHL cable

If the mobile device supports Micro HDMI
You can use an HDMI cable to display the screen of the mobile device on the TV.

NOTES:

  • Not all TVs have an MHL input. If the TV supports MHL, at least one of the HDMI inputs on the TV will be labelled MHL.
  • Not all mobile devices support MHL or Micro HDMI. Check the specifications or the supplied manual.