How to display phone, tablet and computer content on your TV: Casting, AirPlay, HDMI Cable, Screen Mirroring or Wi-Fi Direct


    Whether you want to display videos, images, presentations, and even games onto a larger screen, we've got you covered with these options!

    Google Cast

    Google Cast

    Casting content with Google Cast is the simplest way to display videos and images on your TV .

    • Google Cast is supported on all Sony Android TVs, Google TVs and Android devices (phones or tablets).
    • Your mobile device/computer/tablet and the TV must be on the same Wi-Fi network.

    • Avoid TV navigation: use your phone to stream content, watch it on a big screen, and DM your friends while you're at it.

    Apple AirPlay

    Apple AirPlay

    If you're an Apple user, you can use Apple AirPlay to display videos and images on your TV .

    • Apple AirPlay is supported on certain Android TVs, Google TVs and Apple devices.
    • Your Apple device/computer and the TV must be on the same Wi-Fi network.

    • Avoid TV navigation: use your phone to stream content, watch it on a big screen, and DM your friends while you're at it.

    Screen sharing via HDMI cable

    Even though Casting or Airplay are popular wireless options, a wired solution (the good old HDMI cable) can also do the trick, especially when there's no internet, or when Google Cast or AirPlay aren't available on your TV.

    • Perfect if you have a non-Android TV without wireless casting options.
    • No Wi-Fi required. Most HDMI cables will do (use the HDMI cable of your set top box or game console if you don't have an extra HDMI cable lying around).
    • Connect the HDMI cable, select the correct TV input/source and adjust computer display settings to your taste.

    Screen Mirroring

    This feature lets you mirror the screen of your smartphone or tablet onto your TV. It's a convenient option if there's no Wi-Fi available, but your TV has Wi-Fi capabilities. Screen mirroring differs from casting because it replicates your phone screen on the TV. This function is not available on all TVs, so check your TV manual.

    Wi-Fi Direct

    The Wi-Fi Direct feature allows wireless audio and video content playback from mobile phones, cameras, and other devices directly to a compatible TV or projector without a wireless home network or the internet.

    • Great to use for presentations, etc., where a quick and direct wireless connection is available.
    • Creates a direct, or peer-to-peer wireless connection between the device and the TV.

    *Please note that this article is not product specific. Features and functionalities described may therefore differ according to your country, model or firmware version.
    *As of August 2023, the above information is confirmed. The specifications are subject to change without notice.
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    *HDMI is a trademark of HDMI Licensing Administrator, Inc.
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