How to play our media from a laptop to an in-home television.
While most smaller groups use our videos in streaming format straight from a laptop or iPad, we know that some prefer to play our videos on a larger flat screen television. This is simple to do but because there are so many options we want to give you the simplest method.
FIRST | CONNECT TO WIFI
You will need to be connected to local wifi to either or play or download the relevant small group video. While the old-school method was DVD, we do not use this method any longer. You can either connect to wifi and stream the video with a stable wifi connection, or if you do not have a stable connection you can download the video while connected and save it to your laptop.
SECOND | CONNECT LAPTOP TO TV, MONITOR, OR PROJECTOR
There are a few ways to do this. We recommend a “hardwired” choice since this presents fewer issues. While some will “sling” the video using Apple Play or other wireless options this might present interruptions if the wifi is disconnected during a pause or stop. Here are three ways to connect your laptop to the TV
- If you are using a PC you can use a straight HDMI male to HDMI male cord: http://amzn.to/2eZCt0n
- If you are using a Mac (older version) you can use this adapter to HDMI male to male: http://amzn.to/2gIHgHc
- If you are using a Mac (newer version) you can use this adapter HDMI male to male: http://amzn.to/2gDMT5Z
Then just push play as need be.