Can you view phone screen on external monitor?

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  1. mzgarden

    mzgarden Well-Known Member

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    Wondering if there's an easy way to plug my android smart phone into an external monitor when I'm at home? Not so much interested in a keyboard or mouse, but would like to be able to surf the internet at home on a bigger screen. I did search but didn't find much I understood :-(
     

  2. Gary in ohio

    Gary in ohio Well-Known Member Supporter

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    SOme phones will display on HDMI monitors. They ususually need special cable. Going to depend on your phone
     
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  3. HermitJohn

    HermitJohn Well-Known Member

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    I did run across article sometime back of how to use an android phone as monitor for linux computer, no cables required. But guess that is opposite of what you are wanting to do. Was a cool trick. But cell screen so small that its kinda pointless except in emergency.
     
  4. dmm1976

    dmm1976 Well-Known Member

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    If you have a smart TV you can "cast" from your phone to TV wirelessly.

    If it's Android you goto display settings and there should be a Cast option you can turn on and it will show you available devices.
     
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