Confused about all the different options to connect mobile devices to your Hisense TV? This guide will give you all the info you need to get stuff from your small screen to the big screen.
Option 1: Remote Now
Hisense P and R Series televisions are compatible with a smartphone app for iOS and Android released by Hisense called RemoteNOW. This app lets you use your smartphone as a remote for the TV.
RemoteNOW can also play media content directly from your smartphone to the TV with minimal setup. As long as your compatible TV and the smartphone are on the same Wi-Fi network, the RemoteNow app will detect the TV and make all the streaming and control options available immediately.
Following Series support RemoteNOW:
Hisense Smart TV 2019
– R8, R7, R6, R5 and R4
Hisense Smart TV 2018
– P9, P8, P7, P6 and P5
The Hisense Remote Now app is free to download from the Google Play and Apple App Store now!
Option 2: Anyview Cast
Nearly all modern TVs support a way to connect to devices wirelessly – a sort of over-the-air HDMI. Depending on your TV, you might see it called Anyview or Miracast, or just plain old Screen-Mirroring. You’ll have to have both devices connected to the same home network, but chances are that’s already happened.
In the Action Centre there is a button labelled Project. Select it, then select either duplicate (mirrors what is on your device to the TV) or extend (TV acts as a second monitor). Select Connect to a Wireless Display, select your TV and the image should appear on your TV within a few seconds.
The exact process for Anyview Cast differs between brands of Android phones. Search your device’s settings for terms like screen share, dual-screen, or screencast. Tap that option and you should see a list of TVs to select from and cast to.
Option 3: Upgrade to a Smart TV
Smart TVs come pre-loaded with many of the same apps on your tablet or smartphone. Instead of accessing your content on a separate device and linking that to your TV, the TV itself can go on the internet and play the same content.
Apps like Stan, Netflix, YouTube, Freeview Plus and more are available on the Hisense Smart TV range and can all be controlled via the TV’s remote control.
Option 4: HDMI Cables
The humble HDMI cable is the simplest way to connect a device to your TV. Most laptops have a HDMI port – if they don’t – it’s most likely that they will have a USB-C, or DisplayPort output, both of which can be converted to HDMI by using an adaptor.
iPhones & iPads will require a Lightning Digital AV Adapter that converts the Lightning port on the bottom of your device to HDMI.
Some Android devices come with an HDMI port onboard, but most will require a USB-C to HDMI adaptor. If your Android device uses microUSB instead of USB-C, a MHL (Mobile High-Definition Link) adaptor is needed.
Option 5: Third-Party Devices
Chromecasts, AppleTV, FetchTV, Android TV – there’s dozens of set top boxes that can make it easy to display all kinds of content on your TV.
Mac and iOS users will appreciate the ease of streaming content from their device to an Apple TV, which then displays the video on the TV within seconds. Chromebook and Android users can stream all the content on their phone to a relatively cheap Chromecast.