There's just as much content on your computer as there is on your TV. You can stream services like Netflix, and catch up TV like BBC iPlayer on your laptop or desktop.
Sometimes, you might want to enjoy it on your bigger TV, monitor, or even a projector (rather than on your laptop screen). We'll go through the different connection types you can use, and which are the best ones.
There's five main connection types you can use to get your computer and TV talking to each other, but before you do, make sure you're familiar with these bits:
DisplayPort isn't that usual, and is mostly found on high-end equipment.
VGA is an old connector that is still found on some bits of kit.
Also an old connection still found on some equipment.
USB Type-C is a new type of port found on some computers.
Once you've got your TV connected to your computer, you'll need to make sure it's set up. Most computers should automatically detect your display and set itself up, but you might still need to do a bit of tweaking.
On your Windows computer, right-click on the desktop, then click Display Settings. When it opens, click the 'Multiple monitors' drop down, and choose from one of these options.
The other thing to check is the 'Resolution'. On Windows 10 you'll have to click Advanced Display Settings to find it. Click the drop down box, and choose the resolution you want to use from the drop down menu. Click Apply to save the settings.
On your Mac, you'll need to open your System Preferences, and then click on Displays.
You'll see a box show on your laptop screen, and your TV, and you can change the settings for each one.
Hopefully that's everything you need to know, but if you need any extra help, you can get in touch with our Team Knowhow Experts here.
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