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One of the few reasons people cringe to buy the iPhone is the choice of compatibility. As you already know, iPhone is closed-ended user access, hence its preference and fidelity to only Apple-related software.

Compared to the Android devices, users could easily send files via Bluetooth or Xender amongst other file-sharing applications which are not opened to the iPhones.

Televisions have evolved from the now archaic CRT [Cathode Ray Tube], to the Plasma screens and then LCD [Liquid Crystal Display] respectively and now you have either of the two later incorporated to make it Smart.

According to Wikipedia, a smart TV, also known as a connected TV (CTV), is a traditional television set with integrated Internet and interactive Web 2.0 features, which allows users to stream music and videos, browse the internet, and view photos. Smart TVs are a technological convergence of computers, televisions, and digital media players.

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For a better grasp in understanding how this process works, I must fill you in on a term called AirPlay.
AirPlay is a unique feature on Apple devices that allows you to stream videos, photos, music, and other media from just Apple devices to your Apple-related peripherals as Apple TV and speakers. compared to the AirPlay 2, which affords you access to peripherals that are not limited to Apple products. Now that we have pointed that out, let's get back to the crux of today.

Note that the caption addresses Smart TV which cuts across all brands and is not limited to Apple products. However, the only limitation to this is if your Smart TV is not AirPlay 2 compliant [which I doubt though since most TV models 2018 are compliant] you'll be able to stream shows, movies, and music, as well as cast images, directly to your TV from all of your Apple devices.  

5 Simple steps to connect your iPhone with your Smart TV
  1. Ensure to connect your Smart TV to the internet and make sure your iPhone is on the same Wi-Fi network. 
  2. Open your music player or video you intend to stream from your iPhone. 
  3. Swipe up to the AirPlay icon from the bottom of the screen. 
  4. Select your Smart TV intended and enjoy playing through the TV! 
  5. To stop streaming, open the app from which you're streaming, and select your iPhone from the list. 
  1. There are times a code would pop up; you may need to enter it to make the music play on the TV. 
  2. Some video apps may not be compatible with AirPlay. If you encounter this, kindly check the App Store for TVOS to see if that app is available for your ease. 
  3. If you intend to use AirPlay with a different device, tap the AirPlay icon, then tap the new device, or simply tap on your "iPhone" to stop streaming with AirPlay. 
How to Mirror your iPhone to your Smart TV
This is quite similar to the earlier steps provided; however, this unique feature shows your entire screen compared to the previous which shows just the media file selected.
  1. Just as earlier advised, simply connect your iPhone to the same Wi-Fi network as your AirPlay 2-compatible smart TV. 
  2. Open Control Center: 
  3. On iPhone X or later, kindly swipe down from the upper-right corner of the screen. 
  4. On iPhone 8 or earlier, you would be swiping up from the bottom edge of the screen.  
  5. Select Screen Mirroring. 
  6. Proceed to tap your AirPlay 2-smart TV from the list displayed. 
  7. Just like earlier, if an AirPlay passcode appears on your TV screen, enter the passcode on your device. 
  8. To stop mirroring your iOS, open Control Center, tap Screen Mirroring, and select Stop Mirroring.  
To enjoy the good resolution from your TV screen, you may need to change your TV's aspect ratio or zoom settings.

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  May 26, 2021     by Oluwafemi Smith     405 Views     0

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