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  1. YNM

    YNM Lurker
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    My situation: Remote location, no landline/cable internet or cell signal.

    What I want to do: Wireless cast/mirror/??? .mp4 movies stored on my android phone to a dumb TV

    What I have: LG G5 android phone, Arris wireless modem (with no internet connection), Amazon Firestick

    Question: is it possible to display a movie playing on my phone on my TV using these components (without internet)?

    I've tried just connecting my phone to the TV using a cord (with proper adapters) and it works great until my phone battery is drained. I have to charge it twice to watch a 2-hr movie so it takes 6 hrs to watch ... I need a better solution. All advice is appreciated.

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  2. lunatic59

    lunatic59 Moderati ergo sum

    I'm not sure about the firestick, but Chromecast should work once it is setup. The problem is setting it up without an internet connection.
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  3. Dannydet

    Dannydet Extreme Android User

    Why not keep your phone plugged in and charging while you are watching?
    Problem solved
  4. YNM

    YNM Lurker
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    Well, it's basic - the cord that connects to the TV uses the same micro-usb port that the charger needs.
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  5. lunatic59

    lunatic59 Moderati ergo sum

    I assume you are using an HDMI to Micro USB adapter to connect your phone to your TV? You need to use a cable that supplies 5V and that will keep your phone charged. Something like this ....

    Micro USB to HDMI 1080P Video Graphic Converter
  6. YNM

    YNM Lurker
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    Great! If I can't find a wireless solution, then this should do it!
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  7. bcrichster

    bcrichster ROMinator

    I use a "Miracast" device.. looks kinda like a roku stick but doesn't require any internet connection. So the ScreenCast function should be 100% as long as your device is old enough to still have it in the OS, or you have a custom ROM installed.. since Google removed it from their coding sources to make a monopoly push with their ChromeCast devices.
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  8. YNM

    YNM Lurker
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    Thanks for the insights ... seems my LG G5 may be compatible but also seems Miracast isn't a long term solution when I upgrade my phone. Guess I'll try the wired solution.
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