Got yourself a new tablet and planning to use it to stream movies and videos on the big screen? But wondering how to connect tablet to projector wirelessly? Well, you are going through the right article as here we will discuss how to connect a table to a projector using wireless devices.
Since it is wireless connectivity, the process might seem like technical jargon, but the truth is it is not hard at all. You just need a wireless HDMI dongle and projector mirror software to complete the setup process. The following process will guide you to complete the setup and assist you in streaming your favorite Netflix shows on the big screen.
Here we will be discussing two separate processes for connecting tablets to projectors;
Step 1: Using Chromecast
Chromecast serves as the top-most choice when it comes to hooking your tablet to the projector as it offers smooth performance with support for numerous apps. The best part is it is readily available in the market and comes with an affordable price rate.
The cast screen feature of this dongle makes the process extremely straightforward, and you won’t have to struggle much to stream the whole display of your tablet on the big screen.
So let’s check out how you can do it;
Step 2: Switch of the projector and connecting the projector
The first thing you need to do is switch off the projector and then plug in the Chromecast to the projector’s HDMI slot. In general, the HDMI port is located in the rear area of the projector, and most Chromecast dongle offers support for both HDMI 2.0 and 3.0.
Step 3: Connecting the power of Chromecast
Now it is time to connect the power supply of the Chromecast, and it mostly comes in the form of a USB port. However, there are projectors that fail to supply the required power through USB.
So nowadays, Chromecast also comes with an additional power adapter where you can plug in the USB cable and get the main power from any nearby power socket.
Step 4: Downloading and installing Google Home
Then download and install the Google Home app on your tablet. The process may take some time, so you need to wait patiently.
This app will help you set up the Chromecast and create a smooth connection. Once you have installed it, make an account on that app by entering all the essential details.
Step 5: Finding the HDMI source
Now, switch on the projector and go to the input settings. Under the input tab, you will find the HDMI option as the primary source and choose it.
However, most modern projectors detect the HDMI source automatically, so this process is applicable only if the projector doesn’t detect the Chromecast.
Step 6: Connecting the Chromecast to Wi-Fi
In this step, you will hook the Chromecast to the local Wi-Fi network, and you can do so by utilizing the app on your tablet. On your tablet, you will have to scroll down and find the mirror device option.
Lastly, click on the “Cast Screen” option, and your tablet’s display will be visible on the big screen. However, if your tablet fails to find the projector’s Wi-Fi, then it would be best to restart the Wi-Fi, and it will automatically find the device.
Step 7: Using Miracast
Miracast is another excellent option to connect tablet to projector, and it assists you to mirror your tablet without much hassle. It is a convenient process if you don’t want to go for a Chromecast to connect your tablet.
You will just need a Wi-Fi HDMI display dongle to complete the setup, and most of the dongle comes with a long-range, so that coverage won’t be an issue. Notably, almost all the tablets support Miracast, so the chance of incompatibility is almost minimal.
Here are the steps to complete the connection;
Turn off the projector and connect the dongle
Just like the previous process, the first thing you will have to do is switch off the projector. Plugin the dongle into the HDMI port of the projector and make sure it is adequately inserted; otherwise, you will find a display issue.
However, if you find any difficulty in connecting the projector dongle, then you can use the HDMI extension to connect it freely. Most of the time, the extension comes in the package, but if you don’t find it, then you will have to buy it separately.
Power on the dongle
Now switch on the dongle and then power on the projector. It will help in the automatic detection of the dongle. Once everything is ready, connect the dongle to the existing Wi-Fi connection, where you will connect tab with projector.
It would be best to give a unique name to the dongle so that it becomes easy for you to detect the dongle while connecting it through your tab.
Connect the system to Wi-Fi
In this step, go to your tablet’s Wi-Fi settings and connect it to the Wi-Fi network where the projector is connected. Once you have connected it to the Wi-Fi network, again head to the settings menu and look for the Display option in it.
Under the Display option, you will find the “Miracast” feature, and you just have to enable it. However, you will only find this option if you are using an Android or Fire Tablet. For the iPad, you need to find the “wireless display” option in the setting and enable it.
Once you enable it, you will find a lot of wireless devices in the list, and from there, you will have to tap on the dongle’s name. Now both the devices will automatically pair themselves, and within a few seconds, you see your tablet’s display on the big screen.
Hello, I’m Mr. James Hanson and I have been associated with projector industry for decades. From tender age, I had a huge knack towards projection hardware so gradually I was drawn into the industry. After I have left my college, I have worked with many projector manufacturers so I’m using that experience to create guide in this site. I have always kept myself with current tech and change in this segment.