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Zoom is, without a doubt, one of the most convenient pieces of software we have today. Nevertheless, sitting in front of your PC or holding your phone too long can be tiring. Whether it’s eye strain from the small screen or your hand hurting, it can sometimes be a lot to stomach.
Or perhaps you have a team and you want to see the other people on a larger screen. Whatever the reason is you want to cast Zoom to your TV and enjoy the big screen experience.
But how? And that’s exactly what we will discuss.
Follow our guide below and learn how to connect Zoom to TV in both wired and wireless ways whether you use an iPhone, an Android device, or a computer.
- What you need to cast a Zoom meeting to a TV
- If you have any Laptop or Desktop – How to cast a Zoom meeting to a TV with Chromecast
- If you have a Mac, iPhone, or iPad – How to cast a Zoom meeting to a TV with Apple TV
- If you have an Android – How to cast Zoom to Roku
- How to cast Zoom meeting to TV from a laptop using an HDMI cable
- How to cast a Zoom meeting to a Smart TV
What you need to cast a Zoom meeting to a TV
There are different solutions depending on what device you want to connect with your TV.
The good news is that to cast Zoom to your TV successfully, you don’t need a whole arsenal of software or tools. If you have a PC or a laptop, an HDMI cable will do just fine.
If you prefer to run Zoom from your Mac, iPhone, or iPad, you’ll need a TV that supports AirPlay or need an Apple TV. Sony and Samsung Smart TVs let you cast Zoom from Mac to TV.
For computers, laptops (whether Windows or Mac), or Android devices, Google Chromecast works best.
And as a bonus option, we’ll cover how to zoom on your TV with ROKU.
Other than that, you’ll mostly have to go through with your device’s settings for a bit. But don’t worry – we at Laptop251 have you covered. Besides, there isn’t anything complicated involved. You don’t need to be a tech wiz to get this done.
We’ve broken down each method to cast Zoom to TV below – just follow the steps and you’ll connect zoom to your TV in just a couple of minutes.
If you have any Laptop or Desktop – How to cast a Zoom meeting to a TV with Chromecast
The Google Chrome web browser has a built-in cast option. It’s the easiest and most straightforward way to mirror your Zoom app. We’ve found that it’s a great way to follow long presentations or tutorials. It works with Windows and macOS and even Chromebook computers just as well.
To proceed, you need a device with Chrome and a TV that supports Google Chromecast. Here’s how to use it to attend Zoom meetings on your TV.
1. Make sure both Google Chrome and Zoom are open.
2. Connect your PC/Mac and your TV to the same WiFi network.
3. Click on the three vertical dots in the upper right corner of Chrome’s header.
4. Select Cast.
5. Select the device you want to cast to.
6. Pick “Cast Desktop”.
7. Choose Between ‘Your Entire Screen’ and ‘Application Window.’
8. Enjoy your meeting. Remember – the camera is still on the device that’s running the Zoom app. (you can also get a separate webcam for Zoom that you can put on the TV)
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If you have a Mac, iPhone, or iPad – How to cast a Zoom meeting to a TV with Apple TV
Apple TV devices are present in over 20 million homes in the US. Not only do they provide quality entertainment, but these devices can also help you cast Zoom to your TV. Here’s how to cast meetings with Apple TV HD.
1. Connect your Mac/iPhone/iPad to the same network as your Apple TV or Air-Play compatible TVs.
2. If you’re on an iPhone or iPad, enter the ‘Control Center’.
3. Tap ‘Screen Mirroring’. Select the room you want to cast from the drop-down list.
4. Enter the passcode that appears in the Zoom Room into your iPhone or iPad, casting will begin right away.
5. For Macs, open ‘Screen Mirroring’ from the Apple Menu. Then, click on the name of your Zoom room to start casting.
6. Provide a Passcode for your Apple TV device. It will appear on the Zoom room screen.
7. Enjoy your meeting!
If you have an Android – How to cast Zoom to Roku
Like with our previous two guides, casting Zoom to a Roku stick requires WiFi. Before you start, ensure that both your smartphone and Roku are connected to the same network. You’ll also need a Roku Streaming Stick+, and the Roku app for Android.
Check to see if you have everything and proceed:
1. Connect to a Zoom meeting in the Zoom app for Android, just like you normally would.
2. Go to Android settings and search for ‘Smart View’. Open it and enable it.
3. Pick your Roku device from the list.
4. Select ‘Start Now’.
5. Return to the app and position the phone in landscape. Voila – you have your Zoom to TV cast!
How to cast Zoom meeting to TV from a laptop using an HDMI cable
Even though Chromecast and Apple TV have become more popular in recent years, using an HDMI cable to cast Zoom to TV is still the easiest of all. The only things you need are an HDMI cable that’s long enough, and a TV with HDMI ports.
Regular PCs and laptops all have at least one port, but Macs require an HDMI-Thunderbolt adapter. Still, the process is exactly the same.
Once you’ve connected both ends of the cable, pick up your TV remote. Select the source to whichever HDMI you plugged the cable in. Your desktop, including the Zoom meeting, will be immediately cast to the TV.
When the meeting is over and you want to watch TV or just quit casting, unplug the cable. To continue using the TV normally, change the source to the original one.
How to cast a Zoom meeting to a Smart TV
While Smart TVs are almost everywhere, very few manufacturers enable AirPlay. This is due to either a lack of demand or because they want to keep the price low. Currently, Samsung, Vision, Sony, and LG are the only four companies whose smart TVs support AirPlay.
If you have a newer model from either brand, you can connect via your iPhone or Android device directly. However, if you want no lagging, HDMI is the best option. There is no tweaking any settings or changing anything. You just plug the cable in, and your Zoom meeting will appear on the TV.
There are many benefits to casting a Zoom meeting to TV. For starters, it reduces the amount of strain on your eyes. This is especially important for long presentations where you don’t need your camera turned on. Why not just take your work laptop with you and watch the whole thing from the couch?
Additionally, it makes everything bigger and easier to see. If you’re used to attending Zoom meetings on your phone, you’ll feel a considerable difference.
Any questions or suggestions? We’re happy to help. Just leave a comment and we’ll get back to you.