How to make a mobile video call and cast it on TV on Android and iPhone

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Everything about the video calls is at its best, this is because of the pandemic that has occurred in the last year, leaving us far from all our loved ones, friends and acquaintances, it is for them that this communication platform has evolved to satisfy different masses, with new tools and fun

It has happened to all of us that sometimes when we are in our homes and want to make a video call so that more people can see who they are talking to, but unfortunately the screen of our devices is very small and uncomfortable, now this is possible reflect it on the screen of our televisions.

This is an ideal tool, to share with the family and also to carry out discussions at work or study, and then in Look How It Is Made, we will show you that it is possible.

What do I need to consider to be able to mirror video calls to my TV?

The truth is that there are few things to take into account, but they are really necessary in order to achieve this goal, the first of which is to have a smart device or smartphone, which must be connected to the mobile data network or a Wi-Fi network. , you must also have a smart TV that is in able to reflect this goal , among them are Google Chromecast, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV Stick and Android TV, and an HDMI cable (Micro USB / USB C / Lightning to HDMI).

Of course, if you have a recent Smart TV, it may already be able to receive audio and video wirelessly. If not, you may need to use the HDMI cable.

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Video call mirroring via HDMI cable

This is truly one of the simplest ways to view video calls on our TVs, as you just need to connect your mobile to the Smart TV using an HDMI cable. Here are the steps:

  1. The first thing to do is insert the USB into your smartphone , this will depend on the model of your mobile, be it Android or iPhone.
  2. The next thing is connect HDMI to a free port on your smart TV.
  3. You must put the HDMI channel on your smart TV, if you don't know where it is, check the manual.
  4. After that the image should reflect on our screens.
  5. Finally, all that remains is to open your video call application, whether it is WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger or Telegram and make the video call .

Mirror video calls using the wireless network

When you have many latest generation smartphones and smart TVs, cables become part of history , or rather, without exaggerating so much, they are placed in a drawer. Here are the steps to project video calls from a wireless network to your TV:

  1. The first step you need to follow is download the "Xcast" application for Android devices and "AirPlay" or "Replica" for iPhone devices. These are compatible with the vast majority of smart TVs.
  2. Once installed correctly it will not you just have to open it .
  3. This app will start scanning the network and searching for compatible devices, in case your smart TV does not appear in the list, you need to choose the HDMI cable option shown above.
  4. Once your smart TV is detected , compatibility is checked .
  5. You open " Google Home "on your device. Select the available Chromecast.
  6. Click on " send my screen ", option that appears at the bottom right.
  7. And after that your smarTV will reflect what's on your smartphone screen
  8. You just have to open your application to activate and make WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger or Telegram video calls.
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Of course, depending on the brand of your Smart TV, things change a bit, but that would be a very broad topic for so few words, we hope we can help you with more detailed articles for each Smart TV in the near future.

Remember to place your mobile phone on a base so that the image is as stable as possible, and in addition to that, you must take into account that everything that commonly appears on your mobile screen will be reflected on your Smart TV.

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