But that’s wrong. If you want to play your Angry Birds on your phone while waiting in the car, but then on the HDTV in the living room when you’re home, you can. And without having to get all “techie” about it either. Here’s a couple of ways to do this that can be set up quick so the time being spent is about the fun of the game and not the tech of getting it to work right.
That stands for Mobile High Definition Link, and most TVs add the “MHL” text to one of the HDMI inputs (because it’s not a special “all by itself” socket). You’ll be hard pressed to find a TV now that doesn’t have one of these inputs - HDTVs as well as the newer 4K Ultra HDs. What you do is take the cable (cost’s about $10 for 6 feet, more for greater distance) and plug it into the mobile device’s output and the other end into the correct HDMI input on the TV. Then you can continue to play the game on your phone or tablet while seated in front of the TV and see what happens on the big screen. Plus the sound goes along for the ride - up to 8 channels, so if there’s surround sound working, it’s there too. The TV remote can also get into the act, but if you have a controller attached to the phone or tablet, it continues to function as it always has - no difference so your “muscle memory” of buttons to press and direction pad punches keep happening as fast as your fingers can move. And as an added bonus, there’s also charging power going to the mobile device while it’s connected.