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Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by ScttLee184, May 3, 2020.

  1. ScttLee184

    ScttLee184 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Can I mirror movies directly from my Moto x4 to a dumb tv? I tried screenbean mini 2 but "cast" does not recognize it. I have NO internet access at home so no wifi. I want to stream saved and online movies from phone directly to tv without having to use wifi or internet. if I have to have wifi can set up a wifi router without internet? I have also tried a USB c to hdmi approach with no luck.
    Thanks for you help

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  2. MrJavi

    MrJavi Android Expert

    Can you define "dumb tv". Is that the opposite of a samart tv? What I mean is will it work with Internet if you had it? If so, you msy be able to hot spot from phone to laptop/pc and then wifi router it to your screen besm mine 2. Although your phone must have internet.
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  3. ScttLee184

    ScttLee184 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Non smart flat screen TV. I have no home computer. I do have access to a wifi router if can be used as stand alone. My smartphone has internet and is wifi capable. Also, I was told that there are smart blu ray players if so would one of those help in any way
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  4. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

    yeah your options are limited without wifi. if you have access to a router then i would recommend chromecast. it is cheap and works wirelessly. i use it on my bedroom tv.
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  5. ScttLee184

    ScttLee184 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Thanks. Hopefully one last question. Can Chromecast mirror my screen or does it require internet? I've been told both yes and no. The no's say the phone is only the remote for the Chromecast
    Thanks again for your help.
  6. Deleted User

    Deleted User Guest

    I'm allowed to hotspot all my UL data, don't have home wifi, so I put my sim in an older 3G MiFi unit I had for a few years to create a network and can cast to a 1st gen Chromecast plugged in to my 2011 TV.

    I can hotspot direct to my laptop from my phone, but it doesn't have a HDMI socket for the tv so I often just watch on a 20 or 22 in monitor.

    (lives of the not so rich or famous - Volume VII !)
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  7. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

    yeah you will need wifi to get chromecast setup. after that i'm not sure.
    #7 ocnbrze, May 3, 2020
    Last edited: May 3, 2020
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  8. svim

    svim Extreme Android User

    Chromecast needs an HDMI port and WiFi connectivity so with a non-smart TV you should look into getting a Roku Express+. It's one of the few streaming content devices that still support composite connections (those red-white-yellow plugs).
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