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How to stream videos from your phone to your Smart TV through WiFi Direct

Got a Smart TV? Got an Android phone? Got Wifi Direct inbuilt on your phone? If yes to all the above, then let’s connect these two up (wires not required) and stream files onto your TV!

Connect your phone to your TV via Wi-Fi Direct

For our example, we use a Google Nexus 4. On your Android phone, Navigate to Settings.


Tap Wi-Fi


Select the bottom right hand menu and tap Wi-Fi Direct.


Your TV should appear in the list.


Tap on the Smart TV listed and press Accept to connect to it.


Now you are all connected and ready to stream content!

Stream videos to Smart TV

Let’s check out how to stream videos playing on our Android phone to our Smart TV!

For this example, open the Youtube application on your Android phone and select a video to play. Tap on the WiFi direct icon which is located on the top right hand side of the video.


The video will start streaming to the Smart TV and show on your phone ‘Playing on [TV]Smart1’. Excellent!


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