How To Connect Your TV

A Guide for viewing Goodman Videos on your TV

Depending on the make and model, you may be able to watch the video productions on your TV with one of the below methods.

 

WIRED CONNECTION, USING AN HDMI CORD

The most basic Computer-to-TV connection consists of running an HDMI cable from your computer to your TV. To get started, check that you have all the components you need:

  • An HDMI cable

    You’ll need an HDMI cable to connect your computer to your TV. Below are examples of the three most common HDMI cables as well as their corresponding ports. Micro HDMI VS Mini HDMI Simple Difference Explained 

HDMI Cables

  • An HDMI port on your TV

    If your TV was purchased within the last ten years, you likely have an HDMI port. 
  • An HDMI port on your computer

    Most modern laptops have HDMI ports; a desktop computer might also have HDMI, but you’ll have to place it close to your TV to make the connection. Most tablets do not have an HDMI port—if you plan on using a tablet, consider referencing the wireless instructions below. 

Once you’ve confirmed you have all the relevant components, simply plug in the HDMI cable to your TV and device. You’ll need to reference the input channel on your TV’s HDMI port (ie. HDMI 1, 2, etc) and align the input on your television. Once you’ve done that, you should see the picture from your device on your TV.

 

WIRELESS CONNECTION TO YOU TV (REQUIRES WIFI)

If you stream any kind of video to your TV (e.g. Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, Roku, etc.) you likely have a WiFi-enabled TV.

Apple AirPlay

For mirroring to an Apple TV or AirPlay compatible smart TV from an Apple (IOS) compatible device such as an iPhone, iPad or Mac computer please follow the instructions provided through the button below.

INSTRUCTIONS

Chromecast

You can use Google Casting to a TV from a Chromecast-enabled browser or device by following the instructions provided through the button below.

INSTRUCTIONS

Roku

For mirroring to a Roku TV from an Android or Windows-compatible device please follow the instructions provided through the button below.

INSTRUCTIONS

 

*If your various devices use mixed operating systems (e.g. you have an iPhone but not an Apple TV), we recommend a a wired connection.