How to Connect iPhone to TV Wirelessly Without Apple TV

One of the most useful features the iOS platform offers is AirPlay mirroring. This feature allows users to stream media from iOS devices to the Apple TV. Aside from consuming content such as videos and movies, users are also able to use this feature to play games and do other tasks in a much larger screen.

iPhone and TV

However, not all iPhone users have Apple TVs. These TVs are notoriously expensive; this is why most iPhone users would want to use the standard flat screen TVs. With this,  iPhone users are left to wonder if they can connect their iPhones to other smart TVs.

The answer to this question is, “Yes.” If you are in the lookout for a tutorial on how to connect iPhone to TV wirelessly without Apple TV, then you have come to the right place. With this, you do not have to buy an expensive Apple TV to enjoy the AIrPlay mirroring feature. There are several means of connecting iPhones to any smart TV. One of the most straightforward factors is by connecting via a Lightning AVI adapter. But since we are discussing wireless methods, then we have to skip this. Here are some of the means of wirelessly connecting your iPhones to any smart TV.

Connecting via AirBeamTV

AirBeamTV is an application which lets users connect Mac laptops and iPhones to different Smart TVs. However, it is worth noting that not all smart TVs are compatible with the app.

The app is available for download for only a small payment of $10. Before buying the app though, you need to make sure that the app is compatible with your smart TV. Thankfully, the app has a free trial to let you do this.

To use the app, you need to make sure to turn on the smart TV. You also need to ensure that the TV and your iPhone device or Mac are connected to the same WIFI connection. Once the TV is turned on, navigate to the Menu bar of the app. Look for the specific TV and then click on “Connect.” After this, your iOS device has already connected to the smart TV.

Using an iOS screen recorder

There are also some apps that can let you connect your iPhone to just about any smart TV, that is free of charge. One of these is Dr. Fone-iOS Screen Recorder. It is free for download app which is capable of doing several tasks, including AirPlay mirroring without the need for an Apple TV. Aside from this, it can also record the on-screen activities of your iPhone.

However, the app is only available for iPhones running iOS 7.11 to the latest firmware.

To use the app,  you need to download it first in the app store. After successfully downloading the app, you need to launch it. The app has a menu screen that shows several features that you can use.

After launching the app, you also need to make sure that the iPhone and the TV are connected to the same WIFI network. For those who have an unstable WIFI connection, you can establish a more solid and stable relationship through the similar Local Area Network. After connecting to the WIFI network, you need to click on “Screen Recorder” which is found in the main menu.

Connection via AIrServer

Another app that you can use to connect your iPhone to a smart TV is AirServer. It is a paid app, but it comes with a free trial for those who want first to try out the app. This is also important since you want to check whether the app is compatible with your Smart TV.

You need to first download AirServer on your Mac or iPhone. It comes with a free trial, so we highly suggest that you first try it with the free trial version. After downloading the app, you need to install it on your iPhone device. After this, you also need to download the same app on a smart TV.

After installing the app on both the mobile device and the Smart TV, you are set to go. To use the app, you need first to access it on your iPhone. Open the app and browse through the menu for any AirPlay receiver available. Go through the list of available devices and look for Smart TV. After clicking connect, you can now mirror the screen on your iPhone to the smart TV.

You can also toggle the screen mirroring option, on or off. If you are done using the app, merely toggle OFF so that your iPhone will be disconnected to the smart TV.

Connection via AnyCast

The last method we will be discussing is connecting via Anycast. Anycast is a media streaming device that has the capability of mirroring the screen of smartphones, whether Android or iPhone to any Smart TV.

The device allows users to stream any content they want and flash them to a smart TV with a simple touch of a button. The device also supports standard DLNA. With this, you can partner your home multimedia app to the streaming device.

If your smart TV is not capable of showing Full HD+ videos, the streaming device can scale down the resolution of the video so that the smart TV will be able to play the video. On top of this, Anycast supports streaming of live camera or video content from your smartphone.

To use the device, you need to have an HDMI cable. Plug in the device via the HDMI port of the smart TV. To power the device, you also need to connect the AnyCast to the USB port of the smart TV. If the smart TV does not have a USB port, you can make use of a power bank or a regular smartphone charger.

After successfully establishing a connection between the TV and the AnyCast device, navigate to the input option from the TV and then select HDMI. Once there, you will need to input the login details of the AnyCast device.

On your iPhone, turn on the WIFI and then connect to the AnyCast device through your WIFI settings. After this, input the password that is shown on the TV screen.

After this, open your phone’s browser and then go the IP address of the device. Once there, click on the “Internet” option and then link your iPhone to the WIFI network of your house.

Once you have connected to the correct WIFI network, go to your phone’s control center and then tap on “Screen Mirroring.” This will show a list of available device, choose the AnyCast method and voila! You are good to go.