How To Connect TV To Projector? – A Step-by-Step Guide

Watching TV is a great way to spend leisure time, but sometimes you can’t! For example, when it is raining outside. Then what do you do? You can’t just sit in front of your computer screen or laptop for hours on end, right? That’s why it is important to know how to connect TV to projector.

Thankfully it is not hard, and this guide will teach you how! From setting up your projector and using the correct cables to connecting the cables and connecting the Xbox One controller to your PC before watching with Kodi Media Player, this guide will walk you through how to watch TV on your projector.

So, let’s get started!

Setup Your Projector

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The first step in how to connect TV to projector is getting it all setup. You need to set up your computer to view videos. It is the easiest part and involves getting in the right OS, entering your personal information, and installing applications that will let you watch YouTube or Netflix. 

The first application is Chromecast which will give you a lot of flexibility as to what you can watch and even give you the option to watch Netflix on your laptop/PC using a Chromecast dongle, which costs $35. If you don’t have a Chromecast, it is time to grab one!

Another great application is VLC Player, which can handle every video format on the planet. VLC can playback 720p and 1080p videos. It is great if you are trying to watch a movie or catch up on some YouTube videos.

Connect The Cables

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There are a few important cables you should have ready to go before you start watching. There is a huge variety of wires and adapters, but the basic cable you need is the HDMI cable. It is a thin, braided cable that connects the Xbox One controller to your PC or Mac. 

There are also USB cables that will connect to your laptop or gaming console for additional power and TV settings (as well as for charging your device).

Here is the good news; if you have one cable that is different from your TV, it is easy to connect the two without any special tools. All you need is a Phillips-head screwdriver and a length of straight flexible HDMI cable.

How To Connect An HDMI Cable To A Projector?

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Here is how to connect an HDMI cable to a projector.

Setting Up Kodi Media Player

One of the first things that you should install before you watch anything is Kodi. This program acts as a media center for your projector and is easy to use. You will be able to stream from most video streaming websites, watch movies, and other TV shows with most TV streaming services.

As well as being a media center, Kodi Media Player also comes with hundreds of live channels and has an amazing selection of TV channels in multiple languages.

Using Xbox One Controller To Connect With Your PC

Having an Xbox One controller makes it easy to stream on your projector, as you won’t need to switch inputs.

How To Watch TV Using Projector?

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The problem with playing videos on your projector is that it’s usually bright. Your projector is usually placed on a wall that has no blinds, no curtains, or any cover, which means all the light comes in and shines on your screen. 

No matter how high you adjust the brightness on your projector, the screen will still be lit up brightly. There are a couple of things you can do to help compensate.

You could buy a screen door or blind that you can hook up to your projector, but there are more ways to watch TV in a dark room without giving up too much brightness on the screen.

Connect your projector to the Xbox One controller. When you first connect your Xbox One controller to your computer, the Xbox One sends a request to your screen and TV to activate it.

Here is what you have to do:

Step 1: Make sure that your projector is installed and working properly.

Step 2: Connect the HDMI cable from your projector to your Xbox One

Step 3: Connect the USB cable from your Xbox One to your PC

Step 4: Make sure your Xbox One is connected to the projector via HDMI cable

Step 5: Connect your Xbox One controller to the USB port on your projector. You can use any controller, but it’s recommended to use an Xbox controller for best results

Step 6: Enjoy your entertainment!

Bottom Line

There you have it, a guide on how to connect TV to projector. There are many reasons when you need a projector to connect it with your TV. Maybe your TV screen is small or you want to enjoy your favorite show on a big screen. In all these situations, connecting your TV to your projector is the best option

Today, we tried to discuss why and how to connect TV to projector. 

Do you still have any questions? Feel free to let us know in the comments. 

That’s all we got for you today. We’ll meet you with a new topic soon. Till Then, We Are Rank Projectors. Have a good day!

Thanks for reading!

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