How to make video calls on your TV

Use your TV screen to bring your friends and family closer

One of the most comfortable ways to hold a person-to-person or group video conference is to use a large screen like the ones our Smart TVs have. This situation is no longer exclusive to fiction films such as the popular Back to the Future starring Michael J. Fox. Indeed, there are several ways to use the TV as a screen for a video call, which is also useful for everyone who they are gathered or confined in the same room to witness the videoconference. Here are some ways to do video calls using a TV screen.

Connect the TV to the PC via HDMI cable

The easiest way to view a video call from the TV is to use the HDMI output of the PC where Skype, Zoom or another similar program is running. Just make the cable connection so that the screen of the PC (or Skype if the extended desktop function is used) is duplicated on the TV. The only downside is that you need to use cables.

Mirror the PC screen on television by wifi

It is also possible to duplicate the PC screen on a Smart TV without the need for cables. This is possible thanks to Miracast technology built into Windows 10 and smart TVs from Sony, LG, Samsung, etc., as well as streaming devices such as Amazon Fire TV Stick:

To find out if your laptop supports screen mirroring, see the following article: How to know if your PC supports Miracast.

Mirror your phone screen on TV

However, because there are also mobile applications that allow video calls such as Skype or WhatsApp, it is necessary to explain the methods to duplicate the mobile screens on the television, either directly or through devices such as Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV Stick, Xiaomi Mi Box S, among others. Read on to discover them.

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