How to connect your HTC One M8 to your TV
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How to connect your HTC One M8 to your TV
We will show you in this article how to connect your HTC One M8 to your TV. As we’re going to see, with a little practice and knowledge this operation is relatively simple.
We will see in the first part how to use Wi-Fi to connect your HTC One M8 to your TV. Then we will see the very useful case of the HDMI port.
Finally, we will show you how to connect your HTC One M8 to your TV via two standards: MHL and SlimPort.
If you’re having trouble, do not hesitate to get help from a friend or from an expert of your HTC One M8.
Connect your HTC One M8 to your TV via Wi-Fi
Connect your HTC One M8 with Miracast
The Miracast standard is gradually making its appearance on many devices.
Our other articles on HTC One M8 can help you.
This is a standard dedicated to the connectivity of a TV to your HTC One M8. To use it, you must verify that your HTC One M8 is Miracast compatible, and especially your TV as well. With this technology which is using the H.264 technology, you can normally play videos from your HTC One M8 in full HD and view them on your TV. But please, make sure they were recorded in this format.
DRM or Digital Rights Management is also supported, allowing many video applications like YouTube to be transmitted as well. Do not hesitate to contact an expert for more information on this technology.
Connecting your HTC One M8 to your TV with Chromecast
An alternative to Miracast is to use Chromecast on your HTC One M8. It is a small box that you will need to connect to your TV. The advantage is that this plug-in is not too expensive and quite widespread.
This should be very useful if Android or even Windows are installed on your HTC One M8. You will be able to transmit all that is contained on the screen of your HTC One M8, and many additional services like Netflix will be offered to you. If you can, do not hesitate to borrow it from a friend or neighbor.
You would be able to test it on your HTC One M8 before buying it.
Use an HDMI cable to connect your HTC One M8 to your TV
The most common alternative to connecting your HTC One M8 to your TV is using an HDMI cable.
Make sure you have access to an HDMI port on your HTC One M8 before buying or using such a connection.
The most common formats on smartphones are the mini-HDMI or micro-HDMI. Also, you need to be sure that your television is equipped with such a technology as well. This is most certainly the case if the TV coupled to your HTC One M8 is less than five to ten years old.
Many apps in the Play Store of your HTC One M8 will help you to make the connection, however the Android system installed on your HTC One M8 should by default be able to link your HTC One M8 to your TV.
MHL and SlimPort to connect your HTC One M8 to your TV
Your HTC One M8 may not have an HDMI port.
An alternative is available: use Mobile High Definition Link or MHL or SlimPort.
We recommend that you use the SlimPort as it does not need an additional power source.
However, make sure your HTC One M8 is compatible with this technology, such as visiting an authorized dealer or an expert on your HTC One M8. The HMI system remains a good alternative, with resolutions that can approach the 4K. In any case, you will also have to check that your television is compatible with these technologies.
If so, you should see small logos stating its standards on the back of your TV. Do not worry if your TV is not compatible, you will always have the choice to buy an additional adapter between it and your HTC One M8.
To conclude on connecting your HTC One M8 to your TV
We hope to have brought you some elements here to connect your HTC One M8 to your TV. In all cases, we strongly recommend that you check whether your devices are compatible with the mentioned technologies, both your TV and your HTC One M8. Given the different versions of these standards currently available, the quality of the image and sound may also vary from one version to another.
Check these settings carefully before choosing the connection type for your HTC One M8. In any case, do not hesitate to contact a salesman in a specialized shop that will help you at best on the right adapter, box or cable to buy!