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How to connect Huawei to the TV

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How to connect Huawei to the TV: You just bought a Huawei smartphone and you are extremely satisfied with it: for the price you paid, it does everything you need and more. But there is one thing you haven’t been able to do yet: connect it to your TV to stream movies, TV series and YouTube videos to the big screen in your living room. Is that so? Well then, there is absolutely no reason to worry – connecting a Huawei device to your TV is super easy, and I’m here today to prove it to you.

Let’s start by saying that you have two ways at your disposal: one that allows you to connect your smartphone (or even your tablet) to the TV wirelessly and one that involves the use of cables. The first is preferable for practicality and simplicity of implementation, but can lead to some lag (ie some small delay) in the display of the contents on the screen, especially the more frenetic ones (eg action games). The second eliminates the risk of lag but, as we will see shortly, it is not always feasible with Huawei terminals.

Having said that, I would say to put aside the chatter and move on to the gist of the matter immediately: if you want to find out how to connect Huawei to the TV , all you have to do is take five minutes of free time, carefully read the instructions I am about to give you and put them into practice. I assure you that you will succeed in your intent so simply and quickly that you will be amazed. Happy reading and, above all, have fun!

How to connect Huawei to TV without cable

Wireless connection systems offer such a degree of efficiency that, nowadays, except for some lag in the most frenetic games, they are preferable to wired systems. I would say, therefore, to start with the latter and see how to connect Huawei to the TV without using any cables.

Wireless projection

How to connect Huawei to the TV

Miracast is a technology that allows you to transmit the screen of your smartphone or tablet to the TV via Wi-Fi Direct : this means that an ad hoc wireless network is created between the phone (or tablet) and the TV, without them being connected to the same Wi-Fi network. In terms of performance and lag, it ensures results similar to those of Chromecast .

It is supported by many Huawei devices and many Smart TVs, but it can also be used on non-Smart TVs thanks to dongles to be purchased separately. The prices of these devices vary, but of course the most expensive dongles are the ones that ensure the best results.

Huawei uses its own proprietary name for Miracast technology, Easy Projection (or Wireless Projection or MirrorShare , depending on the model). Consequently, to connect your Huawei smartphone / tablet to the TV thanks to Miracast, you need to access the Android Settings app (the one with the gear icon on the home screen) and search for the terms ” easy projection “, in the top bar, taking care to select the corresponding search result. Alternatively, still from the Settings app , presses on the Device Connection> Easy Projection items .

At this point, move the lever next to the wording Wireless projection to ON and wait for your TV to appear in the list of compatible devices. After identifying and selecting the icon for the TV, wait for the connection to be made, so as to start broadcasting the contents.

If the name of your TV does not appear, you probably have to activate the Screen Share mode on it (or any feature with a similar wording): this allows you to put the TV set to await reception of the signal from the Huawei mobile device. If the name of the TV still does not appear, try to repeat the scan by pressing the circular icon located at the top right and also make sure that your TV is equipped with Miracast support.

Desktop mode is available on some Huawei devices . When you connect your smartphone or tablet to the TV, you have to choose between two available options: Desktop or Phone. In the latter case, the screen content of the Huawei device is simply played; in the first case, however, with the Desktop mode a new environment is created, desktop in fact, independent from that of the device, which allows the reproduction of installed apps.

If there is this mode on your Huawei smartphone or tablet, you can choose to start one or the other, according to your needs. If you need to play the content of an app that has HDCP protection, i.e. the content is encrypted, then I recommend that you start Desktop mode. For all other cases, however, you can freely select the Phone or Desktop mode, indiscriminately.

Chromecast

Chromecast

Chromecast is the most convenient and complete solution for connecting Android smartphones (and not just those) to the TV. If you have never heard of it, it is a dongle, therefore a sort of “key”, to be connected to the HDMI port of the TV and to a power source, in this case to a power outlet or a USB port of the same TV . Two models are available: a standard one , which costs 39 euros and allows you to view content up to Full HD resolution, and one with Google TV , which instead costs 69.99 euros and allows you to view content with 4K resolution, has a remote control. and ability to install apps directly. For what your needs are, the standard version should be just fine.

After purchasing Chromecast (which you can find on the official Google store or in major electronics stores, both physical and digital), you will need to connect the device to the HDMI port of the TV, power it via the power outlet or USB port and configure it via the app Google Home , which you can easily find on the Play Store using your Huawei smartphone or tablet.

How do you say? Have you already purchased Chromecast and are you ready to set it up? Very well: once you have downloaded the Google Home app , start it, press the Start button , log in with your Google account , consent to the use of the position by first pressing on Next and then on Allow and wait a few seconds for your Chromecast to be detected.

Chromecast

When on the smartphone (or tablet) screen you see the word Chromecast detected appear , tap the Yes button , wait a few more seconds for communication with the device to be established and check if the code shown in the Google Home app matches the one displayed on the TV: if so, press the Yes button to go on.

At this point, indicate the room where you have installed the Chromecast (eg Living room , which will also be the name of the device from now on), go ahead and select your Wi-Fi connection . On the next screen, put the check mark next to the item Use this Wi-Fi network to configure other devices in the future and press OK , to consent to the use of the Wi-Fi password stored in Android (otherwise press the Enter option manually and manually enter the network access key) and that’s it.

Chromecast

Mission accomplished! Now you can send any Chromecast-supported content to your TV simply by keeping your smartphone (or tablet) connected to the same Wi-Fi network as the dongle. There are so many apps that support Chromecast, such as Netflix , Infinity or  YouTube , just to give you a few examples.

To use them, all you have to do is start the content of your interest (eg a Netflix series or a YouTube video) on your smartphone or tablet, press on the transmission icon (the one that depicts a screen with the waves of Wi -Fi ) and select the name of your Chromecast from the menu that opens.

Chromecast

Subsequently, to stop the playback of the content on the TV, all you have to do is press on the transmission icon and select the Disconnect or Stop transmission item from the menu that appears on the screen.

How do you say? Would you like to cast the screen of your Huawei smartphone to the TV but you don’t know how to proceed? Don’t worry, this is really a no-brainer. All you have to do is start the Google Home app , press on the Chromecast name , located in the center of the screen, and select the Cast screen button at the bottom. On the next screen, tap on the word Cast screen , to start playback on the TV screen.

If a message appears stating that your device is not optimized for screen transmission, ignore it: there is a very good chance that the operation will still be successful. At the end of the broadcast, to stop the playback of the Android screen on the TV, press the Stop broadcast button located on the Google Home app screen . Easier than that?

If any steps are not clear to you or you want more information on how Chromecast works, consult my guide dedicated to the topic. If, on the other hand, you are looking for a complete list of applications for Chromecast, take a few minutes to read my guide on the latter.

Do you have a smart TV with wireless connectivity and the Android TV system ? Then know that you can take advantage of Google Cast technology (the same on which Chromecast is based) without buying the Google home dongle. To put your smartphone and TV into communication, you just need to connect the latter to the same Wi-Fi network and then follow the instructions I gave you earlier to start the transmission of the contents to the TV.

Note: on the Internet you can find numerous Chromecast-like adapters at prices below 30 or even 20 euros. Personally, I do not recommend them, as they do not ensure the same performance and image quality as the Google home dongle.

How to connect Huawei to cable TV

How to connect Huawei to the TV

If you need to connect a Huawei device to the TV without having the slightest lag, perhaps because you want to play a very hectic video game, you can resort to microUSB / HDMI cables or USB-C / HDMI cables (if you have a recent device equipped with USB-C port, instead of microUSB port).

But be careful: before proceeding, make sure that your smartphone or tablet has MHL (Mobile High-Definition Link) technology , which is the one that passes the video and audio signal through the USB port of the device. If your device does not have MHL support, unfortunately even by purchasing a microUSB / HDMI cable, you will not be able to view the contents of the device on the TV. You can find the list of Huawei terminals equipped with MHL support on this web page .

If you want advice, before proceeding with the purchase of a cable, contact the seller or go to specialized forums and ask if your Huawei smartphone or tablet model supports sending the audio / video signal via cable.

Some Huawei devices, on the other hand, support any USB / HDMI cable to stream the screen contents to the TV. This happens on the Mate series models , for example, because they have the Desktop mode , which allows you to create an Android-based desktop environment to be played on the TV screen, with the ability to run many of the installed apps. By doing so, apps can be played without HDCP protection blocking their playback. I told you in detail about this Huawei mode in a previous chapter .