The television still stands as the ultimate media gadget with screen sizes that dwarven laptops and smartphones with some being as massive as one hundred inches. Therefore, it is no surprise that a lot of people prefer to indulge in visual entertainment through television screens.

However, even though Smart TVs are capable of internet access, they cannot be used to browse a range of options as easily as it would be using laptops.

For instance, PCs provide access to a much more extensive range of online gambling platforms, and in some, gamers can claim free slots bonuses. Even though these clubs are mostly limited to smaller devices, they can be enjoyed in big screens as well.

Getting your chosen casino and other information being browsed to cast on the television screen can be achieved through mirroring. As complicated as it may sound, the process of displaying your laptop screen on TV is more straightforward than most people assume.

The process can be done using both wired and wireless methods, depending on preferences and circumstances. Here are some of the ways the mirroring process can be conducted.

An HDMI Cable

The use of an HDMI cable is the most recommended approach when looking to mirror laptop contents on television screens. The cable can be used on PCs using TVs as their primary output or those that come with monitors of their own.

The only demand for this procedure is a standard HDMI cable that can be sourced from nearly all gadgets stores. The device can also be purchased online on platforms like Amazon for as little as seven dollars. If you already have one, plug one end of the cable to the television while the other goes into the laptop.

In most cases, the computer will detect a new input and bring up a selection of choices where one can choose to duplicate the PC screen, extend the display across both screens, or have the second screen being the only lit option. If the tab does not pop up, one can press F4 on the laptop keyboard.

The HDMI fix works for most laptops, but for a lot of the gadgets streaming the market today, this approach needs a few extra touches. A lot of modern laptops are developed to be thin, which limits the inclusion of an HDMI port. The issue of incompatibility can be solved by purchasing one of three items which are:

A mini HDMI adaptor which accommodates both ports to allow the transmission of data between the two devices.

A micro HDMI adaptor if the ports used on the laptop are similar to those found on smartphones and tablets.

A Mini DisplayPort adaptor that is suited for relatively recent Microsoft Surface Pro laptops and Apple MacBooks. These devices do not feature any HDMI ports.

Any of these gadgets can be sourced online or in physical stores for as little as three dollars to as much as nine dollars. The compatibility issue can also present itself when using old televisions or laptops. Since they do not have ports to supports HDMI cables, you may need to buy dated cables like VGA and DVI.

AirPlay

Apple has its own solution for mirroring the contents on laptops that run on its operating software, iOS, which are MacBook products. AirPlay Mirroring is conducted on TVs that have an Apple TV box connected to them.

This approach works better than all other modes of wireless connection since Apple products are built to work as a single ecosystem. The method can also work if you have an Apple TV without the box.

Chromecast Screen Casting

Like Apple, Google has a solution of its own for devices that run on Microsoft and other operating systems that are connected to it. Chromecast can be installed directly from the web onto browsers in the form of an add-on.

A physical device has to be purchased as well that is connected to the television to allow the broadcast. The approach works when trying to cast specific applications or browser pages. The whole desktop can be mirrored as well. The effectiveness of using Chromecast depends on a range of factors, including:

The strength of the Wi-Fi connection being used and whether both devices are on the network

The processing power of the laptop in use

The density of the content being mirrored

The Chromecast physical gadget goes for about 35 dollars, which is compatible with screens of 1080p. If the television is of 4K resolution, one needs to use Chromecast Ultra, which goes for 69 dollars.

Even though this approach is simple since no cables are used, it does not work as well as connecting the PC and TV directly using an HDMI cable.

Verdict

The process of mirroring a laptop on a television screen can be conducted using varying approaches. The most efficient of them all is the use of the HDMI cable since it does not depend on a wired network to work.

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