Netflix- phone to tv

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1 week 6 days ago #44093 by ferocious-onyx-glossy-iguana-210905
with this virus my area is basically on shut down. most of my family share one netflix & hulu acct however there are 2 that dont because they dont have ( cant get ) internet in their area, and they are freaking out because they use their dvd players and the movie store. my thought process is this. use unlimited data plans from tello to 2 phones. download the netflix & hulu apps loan these phones out. 1 small 8 inchish screen is not going to over well and i see it ending like lord of flies between small humans. so i thought i need to get an adapter from mini usb to hdmi. however then how do i keep the phone charged? do they have a split cord, one that runs to the hdmi and then one for charging? i cant find what im looking for. maybe im not googling the right words. please dont suggest tethering the process is too complicated for them. a plug and play cord will save my life.

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1 week 6 days ago #44095 by realLexusl21
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FYI. I use Chromecast to mirror phone or just cast to tv. That is two different ways to send to Chromecast

Mirror is in phone settings

Cast icon in apps that are compatible.

This way you can charge phone as normal while watching.

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1 week 6 days ago #44096 by Chelle
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Most phones don't support micro USB to HDMI.

Here's a micro USB to USB, however, that also allows you to charge, simultaneously.

www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B07FY9Z9GD
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1 week 6 days ago #44098 by ferocious-onyx-glossy-iguana-210905
this is what im looking at and so then this will not work?

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the small goes into the phone the large goes into hdmi the other hdmi goes into tv.

that left me with how does it charge.

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1 week 6 days ago #44101 by Chelle
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What I'm saying is that of you found a cable that provided the connections that you desire, it's unlikely that your phone would actually be able to provide HDMI-out through the micro USB port.

I have an old Galaxy Note 2 that will do it, but most modern phones don't. My guess is that cellular services don't want their customers cancelling home internet and doing all their streaming to their TVs through their phones.

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1 week 6 days ago - 1 week 6 days ago #44102 by Chelle
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ferocious-onyx-glossy-iguana-210905 wrote: this is what im looking at and so then this will not work?

images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/81h9GW-pYML._SL1500_.jpg

the small goes into the phone the large goes into hdmi the other hdmi goes into tv.

that left me with how does it charge.


It will work with some phones but not with most phones.

If your phone and that cable are both MHL compliant then it would work-- and the phone will charge from the HDMI port of the television.

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1 week 6 days ago #44103 by Chelle
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This works in my Galaxy Note 2, but not in most phones.

It has a USB plug for the power source, micro USB to connect to the phone, and an HDMI connector to attach to the TV.

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1 week 6 days ago #44107 by realLexusl21
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Chelle wrote: This works in my Galaxy Note 2, but not in most phones.

It has a USB plug for the power source, micro USB to connect to the phone, and an HDMI connector to attach to the TV.


Why not just use Chromecast?

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1 week 6 days ago #44108 by Chelle
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realLexusl21 wrote:

Chelle wrote: This works in my Galaxy Note 2, but not in most phones.

It has a USB plug for the power source, micro USB to connect to the phone, and an HDMI connector to attach to the TV.


Why not just use Chromecast?


Using a cable means that you don't have to mess with WiFi and casting or mirroring.

Whatever plays on your screen plays on the TV.

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1 week 6 days ago - 1 week 6 days ago #44109 by ferocious-onyx-glossy-iguana-210905

Chelle wrote: This works in my Galaxy Note 2, but not in most phones.

It has a USB plug for the power source, micro USB to connect to the phone, and an HDMI connector to attach to the TV.



i have one of these! its in my box o cords! its extremely short though not more than 3 ft. i just did a trial and it worked with the phone , i trialed with you tube but if it works for you tube one must guess it works for the other. 1 down.

as for chomecast does it matter dongle vs flash drive looking deal? dont have the chromecast on me. but was told it was available. they used it years ago in another house.

edit: also doesnt chromecast need wifi? wifi is something that house doesnt have and so then needs to use the data from the phone
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