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Can you help me with smart TV questions?

Asked by JLeslie (63487points) August 5th, 2021

I have a Hisense TV and an iPhone. I want to mirror onto my TV, but it doesn’t work. Do I need an apple box of some sort?

My cable TV service I can see on my phone no matter where I am. I can see my recordings and play live TV. Is there a smart TV that I could see all of that without having to mirror. A TV that has the capability to load the Xfinity App?

So, let’s say I was at a friend’s house, can she have an Xfinity App on her TV and I just log in to my service and we can see everything?

My TV came with Netflix, Amazon, YouTube, and Vudu on the remote control, are those the only streaming services I can get on this particular TV?

Additional information: my TV is on Xfinity cable, but my internet is Century Link.

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elbanditoroso's avatar

Did your Hisens come with a Chromecast built in? My Hisense did, which is why I ask. (Mine is a Hisense android TV).

If so, you can cast from the Chrome browser directly to the Hisense TV/

JLeslie's avatar

I don’t know. How do I find out if that is built in?

cookieman's avatar

The wireless technology Apple uses to project content from an iPhone or iPad to a television is called AirPlay. Your smart TV would have to have come with AirPlay installed.

I know the Vizio TVs do.

If yours does not, you could always get an Apple TV box, but that’s another purchase.

elbanditoroso's avatar

@JLeslie what model, I will look it up

KNOWITALL's avatar

@elbanditoroso is correct. You can cast to all phones or just one easily.

You can get any streaming service, they’ll come up in the same way Netflix or the rest do. The buttons on the remote are just a quick push, but you can also change ‘input’ to switch to regular tv or Playstation, etc…
We love our Hisense. If bandit can’t find your answers, I’ll ask my husband tonight. I prefer using the remote.

KNOWITALL's avatar

How to connect a Hisense TV to an iPhone
There are several ways to mirror the iPhone screen to a Hisense TV. Here is how to connect a Hisense TV to an iPhone with HDMI-to-Lightning adapter.
1. Obtain an HDMI-to-Lightning adapter. These adapters have an HDMI port at one side and an iPhone Lightning port at another end.
2. Connect the lightning end of the cable to your iPhone.
3. Now, use an HDMI cable to connect your TV to the adapter. Insert one head of the cable into the free HDMI port of your Hisense TV and another into the adapter.
4. Power on your TV, if it is not.
5. Take your Hisense remote and press ‘INPUT’ button onto it. This starts displaying a menu on your screen with the entire input sources.
6. Use the navigation buttons on your remote to navigate to the HDMI port you’ve connected the adapter.
7. Select the ‘HDMI’ port and press ‘Enter’ key to change the input method.
Your Hisense TV will connect to the iPhone. If you have a digital media device, like Apple TV, Google Chromecast, Amazon Firestick, or Roku, then you can use them too to cast your iPhone screen to your Hisense Smart TV.

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