There are probably no users in the world who have never heard of Apple or the iPhone. For the few who have lived under a stone in the last 20 years, the Cupertino company is one of the largest producers of software and hardware that has managed to create a real empire over time thanks to its Macintosh computers and, above all, to one of the first smart devices: iPhone.
The concept of smartphones became popular thanks to this mobile with enormous potential that was no longer limited by the software installed by the manufacturer but could grow and adapt to the needs of consumers thanks to the possibility of downloading, for free or for a fee, a wide range of applications from the store. virtual. Something that today we take for granted but which until a decade ago would have been unthinkable.
One of the characteristics of the iPhone, and of Apple in general, is the closure towards other devices, those who choose their products know that they will only be able to interact effectively with other Apple devices, presenting some problems in the connection with accessories that do not have a proprietary operating system. However, it is possible, with a little patience, for your iPhone to be recognized, for example, by a smart TV.
Smart TVs are increasingly popular with consumers because, just as iPhones have represented the evolution of mobile phones, they too represent the evolution of the classic screen on which to watch daily programming. Thanks to the possibility of being connected to the internet via an Ethernet cable or Wi-Fi module, smart TVs give access to the web and a catalog of applications to watch multimedia content, listen to music or even play games in comfort.
If you need to connect the iPhone to the smart TV to transmit videos and images saved in memory on a larger screen, know that the operation is possible but requires a little attention and preparation, so let’s see together how to make the connection.
The first and simplest method of content transmission is to take advantage of the wireless module of the smart TV and the iPhone. The first step, therefore, is to make sure that both Wi-Fi modules are active and that both devices are connected to the same home internet network, a fundamental step for the TV to recognize the iPhone as an internal source.
However, not all smart TVs could see the iPhone and vice versa, thus preventing you from carrying out the procedure. To get around the problem, you can download a third-party application that can make the TV visible to the smartphone.
Among these it is possible to choose different ones from the most popular, Google Cast, for smart TVs that use the Android operating system up to generic ones such as AnyView Cast, AllCast TV and Video & TV Cast. By activating these applications on the smart TV you will make it visible to the iPhone which can then send videos from Netflix, Youtube, Amazon Prime Video and any streaming service by simply clicking on the appropriate icon: a rectangle with Wi-Fi waves at the bottom left.
I don’t have a smart TV, can I still connect the iPhone?
If you do not have a smart TV but still want to see the contents of Netflix and other video streaming services on a larger screen, know that it is possible to perform the procedure but you will need to buy a device that acts as a receiver of the wireless signal coming from the phone.
You can find several on the market but one of the most reliable is definitely Chromecast, a small gadget called a “dongle” which, connected to the HDMI port and an electrical outlet, acts as a receiver, supporting streaming from Netflix, YouTube, Infinity, Twitch and many others.
After connecting the Chromecast to the TV, you can connect it to the home Wi-Fi network via the Google Home application. Now you are ready to send video data from your iPhone to the TV, just access the desired application and click on the usual rectangle icon with wireless waves in the lower left corner.
Apple TV, what is it?
One of the last options is linked to the use of an additional Apple device, a receiver to be connected to your TV in order to make it 100% compatible with the company’s smartphone. It represents a much more expensive option than the others described here, however, some buyers may consider it for the high ease of use.
Two versions are available on the market, one with 32 GB of memory, now in its fourth generation and one with 64 GB that also supports the new Ultra HD resolution, also known as 4K and which will soon become the standard for transmitting multimedia content.
Once you have purchased the device you will have to connect it to the TV via HDMI cable and remember to access the home Wi-Fi network using the supplied remote control.
After configuring your Apple TV, all you have to do is make the wireless connection also on your iPhone, which should immediately recognize the device, allowing you to view videos and photos, listen to music, and even use the navigation browser directly on the screen. of the TV.
Once you have purchased these two components, simply connect the adapter cable to the iPhone and, at the other end, plug in the HDMI cable that will reach the TV. With the remote control select the source and in no time you can see on the TV screen everything you do on your smartphone.