To connect your tablet to the TV there are several solutions: you can use HDMI or USB cables, WiFi connection with other media such as Chromecast.
If you have a tablet or an iPad you can watch video content directly on the TV, using an HDMI cable, a USB/HDMI adapter, or using the Wi-Fi connection. In the latter case you have to use a device to connect to the TV, such as Google Chromecast, Miracast or AirPlay, depending on the operating system. Let's see how to connect your tablet to the TV, analyzing all the available modes without losing resolution quality.
How to connect your tablet to the TV with an HDMI cable
The first method to connect your tablet to the TV involves the use of an HDMI cable, a simple, fast and efficient solution to quickly solve the problem. In this case, you must first check the compatibility of the two devices, to see if they both have HDMI ports. In some devices there might be a micro HMDI, so you need to buy a suitable cable, otherwise a wire with traditional HDMI connections is enough.
Other tablets, however, have a USB port, so you need to buy a cable with a USB/HDMI adapter. The latter are slightly more expensive, however, they can be bought on Amazon without spending too much, finding good quality products at a low price. At the same time you need to be careful, since not all platforms are compatible with the cable connection, including for example NOW TV, while with Netflix playback works without disturbance.
How to connect your tablet to the TV with a USB cable
The second option is to connect your tablet to the TV with a USB cable, possibly opting for a wire of the latest generation, equipped with a USB Type-C terminal. This ensures optimal playback speed, so as not to decrease the resolution quality when playing on the TV. For example, the Apple iPad requires the purchase of an adapter, to transform the Lightning output into HDMI, while Samsung tablets need an HDTV adapter, which ensures a Full HD resolution.
How to connect your tablet to the TV without cables
The third option is to connect your tablet to the TV wirelessly, using the Wi-Fi connection to connect the two devices. In this case it is necessary to buy a data transmission device, among which the most used ones are Google Chromecast and Miracast for Android, iOS and Windows devices, or AirPlay for Apple iPad. Also here it is essential the presence of the HDMI port in the TV, otherwise you can not activate the connection, so it is important to check the compatibility of the TV.
Chromecast by Google is the most widely used device at the moment, in fact it works well with any Android tablet, but also with those equipped with the iOS operating system and with Windows. The device can be powered with a normal household power outlet, or through the USB port you can use a port on the TV, to avoid leaving the wire hanging and hiding the cable behind the structure, obtaining a more efficient and pleasant result.
Google offers two types of device, the classic one with a price of about 39 euros and maximum resolution in Full HD, or Chromecast Ultra, sold at a cost of about 79 euros and able to support an image quality in 4K, even with dynamic HDR technology. Installation is really simple, in fact you just need to connect the device to the TV, after which you need to use your smartphone or tablet to make the configuration.
In this regard you can use the Google Home app, which allows you to integrate the device with the voice commands of Google Assistant. The procedure involves connecting with the home Wi-Fi network, then you can choose the name to display on the TV, using a different reference for each room. Chromecast is compatible with plenty of video and audio streaming apps, including Netflix, YouTube, Infinity, Spotify and Vevo. Once configured, simply start playback on the tablet, selecting the screen icon in the upper right corner to transfer the video to your TV.
As an alternative to Google's Chromecast, you can connect your tablet to your TV without cables with Miracast, a similar device that also uses wireless connectivity. Actually through Wi-Fi Direct technology the two devices can communicate directly, so the use of data traffic is not as excessive as with other systems. However, this key only works with Android tablets and some Windows tablets, while it is not compatible with Apple iPads.
The operation is quite similar to that of Google Chromecast, so just start video playback and activate the connection with the TV, selecting the option Transmit Screen. From the interface you can also view the connected devices, or limit the consumption of data traffic. A wide range of applications are supported, from Netflix to YouTube, and good quality is maintained even with multimedia games.
If you have an Apple TV, you can connect your iPad using AirPlay, a device compatible with all Apple devices, including iPhone. This is a TV Box, with which you can wirelessly connect your iPad to your TV, using an HDMI cable to connect the device to the Apple TV, configuring the Wi-Fi network to access through all the apps integrated with this technology. Then simply start playing video content on the iPad, selecting the Duplicate Screen function to see the images directly on the TV, in Full HD quality.