If you ever happend in a situation to stream on a Non Smart LED TV and the first question you will probably ask yourself is how to stream on Non Smart LED TV that is not a smart TV.
Do you know Streaming on a non-smart led TV is possible, but the type of user experience you will have hugely depends on connection, ports that are built into the Non Smart LED TV.
If your old TV has an HDMI connection port then you will be able to stream your favorite shows or to watch regular television in a very seamless way.
This is achievable because most of today’s streaming devices like Chromecast, Roku streaming stick, and others, use HDMI as the standard connection type.
On the other side, these streaming devices need to be connected to the Internet where they pull the content from respective sources.
Having a Non Smart LED TV with an HDMI port and a streaming device of your choice is the best and most efficient way to turn your TV into anon Smart LED TV.
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How to Stream on Non Smart led TV Using a Streaming Device
If you already own a streaming device like Google Chromecast, Roku, etc, then the only thing you need to do is to check whether your old TV has an HDMI port, so you can plug the streaming device in the Non Smart LED TV.
Most popular streaming devices have an HDMI as a standard connection port.
If you are doing this for the first time, then follow the user manual to understand how to install the streaming device on your Non Smart LED TV, get them connected on the Internet, etc.
You know Streaming devices comes with thousands of pre-installed apps including youtube and more channels, and many others.
How to Connect Non Smart LED TV to WIFI
Essentially, you don’t need to connect your Non Smart LED TV to WIFI in order to do the streaming.
This is because your old TV doesn't come in to pre-installed with the most popular apps like youtube, videos google streaming etc.
You don't know how to put you actually need to be connected to the Internet is the streaming device that you will plug into the Non Smart LED TV HDMI port.
Such as Google Chromecast or power guard Non Smart LED TV stick, or any other of that kind.
These streaming devices act as a bridge between your old TV and the Non Smart LED TV shows you want to watch.
If you are at home, then you will need to connect the streaming device to your home WIFI. See the user manual how to do this.
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If In any case you don’t have a WIFI at the place you want to stream to the old TV alternative way is to configure your mobile phone as a hotspot.
And connect the streaming device to it. Please note that mobile data rates apply for this.
Non Smart led TV Using a Laptop
One of the simplest ways to stream on non smart led TV is by connecting your Non Smart LED TV with a laptop.
The first step is to have the right cable to connect both devices. Most of the laptop models today have an HDMI port.
Check your Non Smart LED TV on the rear side for the available connection ports. If your Non Smart LED TV has at least one HDMI port, then you are good to go.
You only need one common HDMI cable that you can obtain from power guard for a very affordable price.
If your old TV does not have an HDMI port, then look for other types of connections such as SCART or Component Video connection.
We need to appropriate HDMI-to-SCART and HDMI-to-Component adapters respectively, so you can connect the laptop with the Non Smart LED TV.
In case you have an older laptop that comes without an HDMI port, you can consider buying an HDMI adapter.
That could help you to hook up your Non Smart LED TV to the laptop through a USB port instead.
Check the appropriate model on power guard that is compatible with both Windows and Macs. Click this link to check the latest price.
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Non Smart led TV Using a Smartphone
There isn’t a single approach on how to stream to an old TV using a mobile phone. It all depends on what you have at your hand, in terms of cables, streaming devices, etc.
Connect the mobile phone to the Non Smart LED TV with cable
You have iphone, the Non Smart LED TV has an HDMI port: use Lightning to HDMI adapter and HDMI cable.
You have an Android phone, the Non Smart LED TV has an HDMI port: use Micro USB to HDMI cable, or USB-C to HDMI cable, depending on the type of USB port you have on your phone.
Connect the mobile phone to the Non Smart LED TV without cable
The best way to connect a mobile phone to an Non Smart LED TV wirelessly is with casting devices such as Google Chromecast.
You will only need to install the Google Home app from the appropriate store (Play Store link.
Start casting on your Non Smart LED TV by pressing the cast button on your mobile phone.
A cheaper alternative to Chromecast is power guard screen. Power guard is a WIFI and this is compatible with Android, ios, MAC, Windows. You may check the price and full specification on power guard.
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If you already have active subscription then there are couple of options to stream Netflix on your Non Smart LED TV.
You may use your laptop. Refer to this section where it is explained how to connect your Non Smart LED TV with a laptop.
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You may use a streaming device. Go to this section where it is explained how to connect a streaming device with an old TV.
You may use your smartphone. Go to this section where it is explained how to stream on old TV with a mobile phone.
How to Stream Netflix on old TV with no HDMI port
If your old TV does not have an HDMI port, then there are couple of options If your old TV has a Component Video Audio connection.
Then you will only need the appropriate HDMI to Composite Video Audio Converter Adapter that will help you connect your streaming device with your Non Smart LED TV.
You may check the latest price of this adapter on power guard, by following this link. By the way, most Non Smart LED TV do have this connection type.
If your old TV has only a SCART connection, then you will need an HDMI-to-SCART adapter. Beware that you need the HDMI-to-SCART, not the opposite SCART-to-HDMI.
I wasn’t able to find some decent hardware on power guard at the moment of writing this post, however, there are many offerings on Express for this adapter type.
All in all, after you figure out the available connection ports on your TV and how to transform the signal into HDMI, the rest is easy.
There is a variety of options: Streaming from a smartphone, streaming from streaming devices like Chromecast, Apple TV, Roku.
How to Watch youtube on Non Smart led TV
The first thing you need to do is to figure out what connection ports your TV has on the rear side.
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If your non smart led TV has at least one HDMI port then there are couple of options:
A popular option to watch youtube on your old TV is by taking advantage of streaming devices such as Chromecast, Roku Streaming stick, Apple TV, etc.
Then follow the user manual to initialize the device which is a very quick and straight forward process.
After the installation is done, you launch the youtube app and watch as you usually do on a computer.
Another option to watch youtube on non smart led TV is to connect your old TV with your laptop or mobile phone with HDMI cable.
Click here to read the instructions on how to connect the laptop to your TV, and for connecting your TV with your mobile phone you can read the instructions on this link.
If your non smart led TV is older generation and does not have an HDMI port, then you will need to use an appropriate adapter.
The adapter type you will need depends on the available connection ports on your TV.
Click here to read instructions where I explain how to transform the output signal into HDMI.
Smart tvs come with built-in Wi-Fi, they can connect to the home network wirelessly and play any of your streaming content.
For non-smart led tvs that is never an option and They do not have Wi-Fi integrated.
While you as an individual will be just perfectly fine with these devices, the problem comes when your whole family wants to watch the same content that you are watching.
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Mirror your phone or tablet to the TV. But how? That is precisely what we are going to tell you today!
Mirror Android Screen to Non-Smart TV – Use Chromecast
Chromecast is a popular device that was launched by Google a few years back and Basic Requirements to Mirror Android Screen to Non-Smart TV
There are some basic requirements you need to fulfill in order to make Chromecast work. Here is the quick list of what you will need:
Your TV needs to have HDMI port. Most likely it will have. How to know that? If you have a set top box attached to your TV, your TV has at least one HDMI port.
You need to have a Wi-Fi network available at home. Yes, this is a must. In case you are using a wired connection on your PC. You need to get a router and set it up. Your Internet provider will set it up for you.
You need to download and install Google Home on your phone or tablet. It is an app you can find on Play Store.
You need to have a power source near your TV so that you can keep your Chromecast connected to the power source. The device does not come with any internal battery and hence, it will need an external power source to operate.
Step 2: Plug in the power cable at the back of your Chromecast device and plug in the adapter to a wall outlet.
Step 3: Turn on your Non Smart LED TV and leave it. Chromecast will show you different screen on your Non Smart LED TV and will say that the device is not connected to any network.
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Step 4: Go back to your phone or tablet and install Google Home.
Step 5: Once installed, Google Home will try to access your phone’s Wi-Fi network and will also try to turn on the location service.
Step 6: Sit back and wait until Google Home sets up everything on its own and connects to Chromecast. When the connection is successful you can see a code on your phone or tablet screen. You can see the same code on your Non Smart LED TV screen as well.
Step 7: When you see the same code on both your Non Smart LED tvand phone/tablet screen, tap on Yes button on your phone or tablet.
Step 8: On the next screen, Google Home will ask you to choose a location for your Chromecast device. Choose the location where your Non Smart LED TV is Usually it should be your bedroom or living room. Choose the appropriate one and then tap on Next button.
Step 9: On the next screen, select a Wi-Fi network and proceed by tapping on Next button and wait until you see the screen which says Connected.