Connecting an Android TV Box to a Laptop Using HDMI

Connecting an Android TV Box to a Laptop Using HDMI

At 10/6/2023

Fed up with the inexplicably small screen of the mobile devices? Don’t despair. You’re not alone. Airtel’s DTH new connection can solve all your problems! All you need to do is learn how to connect Android TV box to laptop! Struggling with the tiny screen has always been a problem. Many of us have often faced challenges in watching our favorite shows, movies, and web series on the small screen at some point or the other.

Fortunately, enough, there are quite a few ways that’ll save us the trouble of dealing with the small screen. Yes, that’s right. It is now possible to watch online content on a big screen like a laptop or TV using HDMI cables.

Let us begin by first understanding what an HDMI connection is followed by its types and how it supports our laptop devices in detail:

Understand the history of HDMI

Back in 2002, a group of international companies like Panasonic, Philips, Warner Bros, and so on, came together to work on the first iteration of High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI). They aimed to create a new standard for transferring video and audio.

Soon after developing it, the first HDMI Authorised Testing Centre was opened in 2003, followed by another one in 2004 in Japan. Ever since around 5 million HDMI devices were sold in 2004.

Now that you have an idea about the history of HDMI, let’s proceed further to understand its detailed explanation below:

A High-Definition Multimedia Interface or HDMI is a connection for transferring digital video and audio from a source to a computer monitor, TV, or projector. It is also widely used in devices, such as

  • DVD player
  • Android box
  • Blu-ray player
  • Xbox
  • Apple TV
  • PlayStation

Even if you have a DTH new connection, you might want to stream other content on the big screen. HDMI plays a very important role there. Additionally, it is also used in corporate and commercial markets, making it a default option for home and workspace A/V signals transfer.

Today, HDMI cables are available in three different sizes- standard, mini, and micro. So, let’s find out where each type of HDMI cable is used in detail below:

It’s about ½ inch, which is used on the back of modern television sets It is mainly used in smaller and portable devices, such as laptops Devices like portable cameras, camcorders, small laptops, and single-board computers require a micro-HDMI connection

Besides, there are also other connections, such as display port, Digital Visual Interface (DVI), Video Graphics Array (VGA), Radio Corporation of America (RVA), thunderbolt 2 and 3, which are used in computers even today.

Thus, let us also understand them in detail below:

  • Display Port

The cables are simple and adaptable to HDMI.

  • Digital Visual Interface (DVI)

DVI is used to connect to a video source (video display controller), to a display device like a computer monitor.

  • Video Graphics Array (VGA)

VGA is the standard monitor or display interface used in most computers.

  • Radio Corporation of America (RCA)

It is an electronic connector. The RCA transmits radio and audio signals.

  • Thunderbolt 2 & 3

Commonly used in Apple Mac, thunderbolt 2 and 3 technologies usually require a dongle or adaptor to connect to HDMI cable.

Now that we have a fair understanding of the different types of HDMI connections, let’s understand how to connect Android TV box to laptop using an HDMI:

  • Turn on the laptop and TV, both using an HDMI port
  • Prepare the HDMI cable and plug it in
  • Press ‘Input’ or ‘Source’ after the TV shows a blue screen with a ‘No signal’ message
  • Select the HDMI icon using the arrow
  • Start viewing the laptop screen (similar to the TV).

To sum up, connecting Android boxes to laptops is quite easy. All it takes is the right steps and a couple of minutes to do so. So, follow the above mentioned steps properly. Good luck!


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