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TV Output

Phones with TV output can be connected to a standard television for viewing photos, videos, and other content. Sometimes games and menus are also supported for viewing on the TV.

The connection is via cable, and a special adaptor cable for HDMI is required, which is not usually included with the phone.

Many phones that support this also support output to a computer monitor with a special adaptor cable for DisplayPort.

Some phones also support wireless streaming to a TV, which is a separate technology. There are several standards for this, including Google Cast, AirPlay, Miracast, and DLNA.

Last updated May 5, 2021 by Rich Brome

Editor in Chief Rich became fascinated with cell phones in 1999, creating mobile web sites for phones with tiny black-and-white displays and obsessing over new phone models. Realizing a need for better info about phones, he started Phone Scoop in 2001, and has been helming the site ever since. Rich has spent two decades researching and covering every detail of the phone industry, traveling the world to tour factories, interview CEOs, and get every last spec and photo Phone Scoop readers have come to expect. As an industry veteran, Rich is a respected voice on phone technology of the past, present, and future.

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