It has made it easier to consume content by connecting our TVs and phones.
WIFI connections make mirroring smartphones easier on Smart TVs. However, there are other ways to view your phone videos without Wi-Fi. You shouldn’t have to be without internet or slow Internet access to enjoy your favorite shows.
How can you mirror your phone to a TV with no Wi-Fi? There are many ways to mirror your smartphone to TV, depending on how much you have available.
You can first connect your TV to your phone using an HDMI cable. Peer-to-peer wireless connections offer a great alternative to Wi-Fi.
Chromecast and other dongles are recommended if you plan to stream movies from popular sites like Netflix.
Four ways to mirror your smartphone to the TV using Wi-Fi
You can use the following options to connect your smartphone to your smart TV without Wi-Fi:
1. 1. Use a USB C to HDMI converter
An HDMI cable is the best option for connecting your Smart TV to your smartphone. A converter is required because phones don’t have HDMI ports.
Any USB-C-to-HDMI converter can cast Android or iOS screens to a TV with no Wi-Fi. We recommend the Uni Thunderbolt and the Anker USB–C to HDMI converters for the best results.
The Lightning Digital AV Adapter can be purchased at any retail store for an iPhone or iPad equipped with a Lightning connector. This adapter functions exactly as the USB-C converter to HDMI.
If the HDMI or USB-C connection transmits audio and visual signals, you should consider other options. This applies to iPhone users. The chances of this connection option going down are very slim.
2. 2. Connect your phone to the TV via Wi-Fi Direct
WiFi Direct makes screen mirroring easy. The connection functions in the same way as Bluetooth so you can stream any media files directly from your files.
Your TV and phone must however have Wi-Fi Direct to be able to connect to the network.
To enable the network on TV:
- Go to the TV’s menu
- Scroll down and select Wi-Fi Direct.
- Allow Wi-Fi Direct
This peer-to-peer connection allows you to connect your phone and television.
- Go to the settings of your phone
- Select Network & Internet
- Tap on the Wi-Fi button (or toggle it to On).
- Go to Wi-Fi preferences. (For Samsung smartphone owners, click the three dots in the top left corner of your screen.
- Scroll down to the Advanced option
- Choose Wi-Fi Direct
- Look for the TV’s protocols
- Once you have seen it, click connect
The steps might be slightly different for some TV brands. Wi-Fi Direct, regardless of TV brand, is always on the network list.
If your TV doesn’t have this option, you can mirror the TV with a smartphone using Miracast. This works similarly to this connection.
3. 2. Connect both devices using the Miracast App
Miracast is a great option for those who get stuck using Wi-Fi Direct. Your TV must support Bluetooth for it to work. You must first download the app to your phone.
The Android, as well as Apple apps stores, have the app. After you have installed the app on your smartphone, turn it on in the TV’s settings.
Miracast can be accessed on Smart TV
- Navigate to the settings of your TV.
- Scroll down to Display
- Change the setting to ON
- Find Miracast devices
- Connect your phone to the app
The app is not available for free in the Apple Store. It is free if you have Android.
4. 4. Invest in a Google Chromecast or other dongles
Some streaming platforms like Netflix may limit the visuals in certain cases. For example, you might not be able to stream from your phone to a TV that doesn’t have Wi-Fi. In some cases, you may not hear the sound.
This is the last option if you have this problem.
If you are looking to share photos or download videos from your phone, then the first three options above will work.
Are you ready to mirror your phone’s screen?
Mirroring your phone to a TV over a Wi-Fi network works seamlessly and efficiently, but it is possible to connect the two via remote access.
The best options are WiFi Direct and Miracast App.
The three options above may not work if you stream from Netflix or other streaming services. If this is the case, you should consider a streaming dongle.