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How to Cast to Smart TV Without WiFi 

As an owner of a smart TV, I know the frustration of trying to figure out how to cast to your TV without WiFi. I’ve done my research and found some tips and tricks to get this done, so I’m here to share my experiences and the solutions I’ve discovered. In this blog post, I’ll be discussing how to cast to your smart TV without WiFi. Hopefully it can help those of you who are stuck in a similar situation. Thanks for reading!

Several methods allow casting to smart TV without WiFi including Chromecast, Apple Airplay, Miracast, and HDMI cables.

Chromecast1. Chromecast device
2. Two smartphones or one smartphone and a tablet/laptop
1. Plug the Chromecast into the TV’s HDMI port
2. Turn on the TV and set the correct input mode
3. Use one smartphone as a personal hotspot
4. Connect the other smartphone/tablet to the hotspot
5. Download and open Google Home app on the streaming device
6. Sign in, create a home, and give it a nickname
7. Turn on location access
8. Let the app search for devices and choose Chromecast
9. Follow the prompts on the screen to complete the setup
Peer-to-Peer Airplay1. iOS device (running iOS 11.4 or later)
2. Apple TV (2nd gen or later)
1. Disconnect WiFi on the iOS device and Apple TV
2. Turn on Bluetooth on the iOS device
3. Connect the iOS device to Apple TV through Bluetooth
4. Open the Control Center and tap the Airplay icon
5. Enter the iPhone’s passcode and the same code displayed on the Apple

What You Need to Cast to Smart TV Without WiFi

You’ll need a few things before you can start casting. First, a smart TV that supports casting. Second, you’ll need a device that supports casting—this could be a smartphone, tablet, or laptop.

  1. Chromecast 

The Chromecast device from google allows you to cast content to your smart TV without WiFi. It’s easy and quick to set up. The bonus here is that it works for both Android and iOS devices.

However, if you want to cast to your smart TV using Chromecast without WiFi, you’ll need two smartphones or one smartphone and a tablet/laptop.

Here’s how to set up Chromecast:

  1. Plug the Chromecast device into the HDMI port in the back of your TV
  2. Turn on the TV and make sure it’s in the correct input mode 
  3. Use one of the two smartphones as a personal hotspot, you can do this by turning on mobile data and personal hotspot.
  4. Connect to the personal hotspot using your other phone/tablet
  5. Download the Google Home app on your streaming device
  6. Open the Google Home app and sign in with your email
  7. Create a home for your device and give it a nickname
  8. Make sure your location access is on
  9. Let the app search for devices, then choose Chromecast

Now a code should be displayed on your smart TV screen, which means the connection is successful. After this, just follow the prompts that will appear on your screen to finish the setup.

2. Peer-to-Peer Airplay

This method works for apple users, you’ll need an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch running iOS 11.4 or later and an Apple TV (second generation or later).

  1. Make sure you disconnect the WiFi on your iOS device and the Apple TV
  2. Open the Bluetooth settings on your iOS device and turn it on
  3. Now search for your Apple TV in the Bluetooth settings and connect to it
  4. Open the Control center on your iPhone/iPad and tap the Airplay icon
  5. Enter the passcode of your iPhone then the same code should display on your Apple TV screen.
  6. Finally, a notification saying that the Airplay connection is complete should appear on your screen.

3. Miracast

Miracast is another handy feature that allows casting to your smart TV without WiFi. It’s based on WiFi Direct technology, which is different from standard WiFi.

WiFi Direct is more like Bluetooth, it pairs two devices together and allows them to communicate directly rather than over the internet. You’ll only need a smartphone and a smart TV for this method.

  1. Open the settings on your phone and look for the section of the wireless device
  2. Scan for any wireless devices and see if your smart TV is available
  3. If it’s not available, you might need to select screen mirroring from your TV input settings and try again

This method varies depending on your TV’s model and smartphone, so double-check if your smart TV allows screen mirroring first.  

4. USB-C to HDMI converter

Another easy method to cast to your smart TV without WiFi is to use USB-C to HDMI converter. For this method to work, you need to ensure your smartphone supports HDMI out. 

If your phone supports HDMI out, then you only need a USB-C to HDMI converter, and you’re good to go.

Just connect the USB end to your phone and the HDMI end to your smart TV. Then open the notifications on your phone and look for the screen mirroring option.

5. Apple lightning to HDMI Adapter

If you want to cast to your smart TV from your iPhone/iPad without WiFi, then an Apple lighting to HDMI adapter is an excellent option. 

Moreover, it doesn’t require an Apple TV. You only need a smart TV with an HDMI port.

  1. Connect the lighting cable end to your iPhone
  2. Then plug the HDMI end into the HDMI port in your TV
  3. Now your iPhone screen should be mirrored on your smart TV

The Bottom Line

If you’re asking: how to cast to smart TV without WiFi, there are various methods to do so.

If you’re casting from an Android device, you can use Chromecast, Miracast, or a USB-C to HDMI adapter. If you’re casting from an iOS device, you can use Chromecast, Peer-to-peer airplay, or a lightning-to-HDMI converter.