So, you just got the new OnePlus 8 Pro and you are thinking of connecting its already large display to an even bigger display? Not to worry, we’ve got you covered. In this guide, we will show you how to connect your OnePlus 8 Pro to a TV using three different methods.
How to Connect OnePlus 8 Pro to a TV Using Three Different Methods
How to Connect OnePlus 8 Pro to TV Using HDMI
The most reliable way to connect your OnePlus 8 Pro to a TV is via an HDMI cable. Almost every TV comes with an HDMI port of some sort. This port is used to transfer both audio and video from the same source. (Some newer TV are coming with the new HDMI 2.1, but you only need the more common HDMI 2.0 standard since you aren’t handling 8K content.)
Now, the OnePlus 8 Pro does not come with an HDMI port. However, there are handy adaptors that will bolt HDMI ports onto the USB Type-C port on your phone.
Once you have the adaptor, all you need to do is connect one end to your phone and the other end to the HDMI cable. All you need to do now is plug the HDMI cable to your TV, switch your TV to HDMI and you’re good to go. Enjoy!
How to Connect OnePlus 8 Pro to TV Via HDMI
Seems straightforward enough? The OnePlus 8 Pro comes with a USB connector that helps to link your phone up with laptops or power adaptors – but if your TV has a USB port, you can easily use it to get your files onscreen.
You’re technically transferring files to open on the TV, rather than transmitting the display of your OnePlus 8 Pro. This method, however, is much better for viewing your own photos and videos on a bigger screen than anything else.
Just like on a laptop or desktop PC, you should then be able to head to “Source” on your TV and then switch to USB. A prompt may appear on your phone asking you to enable transfer files (rather than simply charge the device through your TV).
How to Connect OnePlus 8 Pro to TV Using Wireless Casting
If you don’t want to fuss over any wires or cables, then maybe you should go wireless and casting should do just the trick.
Casting is the process of wirelessly streaming content from the screen of your phone or tablet to your TV, by connecting both devices to the same wireless network. There are apps like AllCast that can get this done for you. The OnePlus 8 Pro supports the Miracast casting standard and your TV probably will.
To use Miracast, follow the steps below.
- Launch the Settings app on your OnePlus 8 Pro. You can do this by swiping down from the top of the screen to open the notifications panel and then tap on the gear icon.
- Next, tap on Display.
- Tap on the “Cast” option.
- Select “Enable Wireless Display.” Your phone will begin to search for nearby devices to cast to.
- Once you find your TV, tap on it. Make sure your phone and TV are already connected to the same Wi-Fi network.
You can also use a streaming device like the Google Chromecast or Roku Streaming Stick. Both devices plug into your TV’s HDMI port. To learn how to connect your phone to your TV using these wireless methods, check out this guide.