How to connect your Xiaomi Mi 5 to your TV
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How to connect your Xiaomi Mi 5 to your TV
We will show you in this article how to connect your Xiaomi Mi 5 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 Xiaomi Mi 5 to your TV. Then we will see the very useful case of the HDMI port.
Finally, we will show you how to connect your Xiaomi Mi 5 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 Xiaomi Mi 5.
Connect your Xiaomi Mi 5 to your TV via Wi-Fi
Connect your Xiaomi Mi 5 with Miracast
The Miracast standard is gradually making its appearance on many devices.
Our other articles on Xiaomi Mi 5 can help you.
This is a standard dedicated to the connectivity of a TV to your Xiaomi Mi 5. To use it, you must verify that your Xiaomi Mi 5 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 Xiaomi Mi 5 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 Xiaomi Mi 5 to your TV with Chromecast
An alternative to Miracast is to use Chromecast on your Xiaomi Mi 5. 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 Xiaomi Mi 5. You will be able to transmit all that is contained on the screen of your Xiaomi Mi 5, 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 Xiaomi Mi 5 before buying it.
Use an HDMI cable to connect your Xiaomi Mi 5 to your TV
The most common alternative to connecting your Xiaomi Mi 5 to your TV is using an HDMI cable.
Make sure you have access to an HDMI port on your Xiaomi Mi 5 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 Xiaomi Mi 5 is less than five to ten years old.
Many apps in the Play Store of your Xiaomi Mi 5 will help you to make the connection, however the Android system installed on your Xiaomi Mi 5 should by default be able to link your Xiaomi Mi 5 to your TV.
MHL and SlimPort to connect your Xiaomi Mi 5 to your TV
Your Xiaomi Mi 5 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 Xiaomi Mi 5 is compatible with this technology, such as visiting an authorized dealer or an expert on your Xiaomi Mi 5. 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 Xiaomi Mi 5.
To conclude on connecting your Xiaomi Mi 5 to your TV
We hope to have brought you some elements here to connect your Xiaomi Mi 5 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 Xiaomi Mi 5. 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 Xiaomi Mi 5. 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!