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    Can an Android phone play a movie through a TV?

    Wondering, I have a droid X and can't seem to play movies on my phone to the tv using the usb connector.

    Can the latest droid phones play movies from the phone to the TV?

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    Never tried that method, but I don't think it works that way, the TV doesn't have the proper drivers.

    You can play it through an HDMI connection, you'll just need an MHL adapter.
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    I have movies on my old dx, and i play movies on my tv all the time with hdmi cable, works great!

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    With the DX, HDMI only to play movies on flatscreen TV. Some TVs can see the movies on the phone thru USB and play the movies. This is very hit and miss.
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    Re: Can an Android phone play a movie through a TV?

    Quote Originally Posted by wcjeep View Post
    Some TVs can see the movies on the phone thru USB and play the movies. This is very hit and miss.
    You mean the TV treats the phone as a USB storage device and can browse files on the phone?
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    I've got a Vizio TV.
    It has HDMI input. (and usb, and ethernet and wireless -- no bluetooth though
    Won't it work as a monitor?

    (it's got apps, netflix, rapsody, etc. etc. Wonder if it's running Android?)
    Last edited by Quick; 11-13-2012 at 02:58 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Natey2 View Post
    You mean the TV treats the phone as a USB storage device and can browse files on the phone?
    Many of the newer TVs are capable of playing usb flash drives, however, I never thought about connecting my phone. I always thought that the TV didn't have the proper drivers. I'll try it when I get home, but realistically I don't have any reason
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    As possibly alternative to USB/HDMI wired connections >>

    I believe the Droid X is DLNA equipped, which should allow you to (looks at things displayed on your device on TV) play movies wirelessly over a network provided the TV is also DLNA capable. Example: I cue up a photo, movie, etc. on RAZR M and can select Samsung Flatscreen as playback device to see/watch on large screen. gMote.apk functions this way also (possibly not requiring DLNA capable devices though ...?), along with a number of other options like using device as keyboard for big-screen, using device as mouse-glide-pad for large screen, using device as remote control for large screen.

    Great options to show a group something that's on your device.
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    Re: Can an Android phone play a movie through a TV?

    Can an Android phone play a movie through a TV?-uploadfromtaptalk1354846511587.jpg

    I know the note 2, s3, and RAZR can but you have to buy accessories.

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Tapatalk 2
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    Re: Can an Android phone play a movie through a TV?

    Quote Originally Posted by dezymond View Post
    Many of the newer TVs are capable of playing usb flash drives, however, I never thought about connecting my phone. I always thought that the TV didn't have the proper drivers. I'll try it when I get home, but realistically I don't have any reason
    I just hooked up my DroidX to my Sony HDTV. It found and allowed me to navigate thru the DroidX storage media, and played .jpg pics and .mp3 recordings on it.
    Plays .mpg movies too.
    Last edited by Natey2; 12-27-2012 at 01:56 PM.
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