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How to Play Music From Phone to TV (3 Ways)

As an avid music listener, I was frustrated when I couldn’t find an easy way to play my favorite tunes from my phone to my TV. After doing some research and exploring a few options, I’m here to share the three best ways to play your music from your phone to your TV. I’ll be sharing helpful tips and tricks that I’ve learned along the way. So if you’re looking for a simple and straightforward way to start jamming out to your favorite songs on your TV, keep reading!

There are three methods that you can use to play music from your phone to your TV. You can use Chromecast, adapters and an HDMI cable, or through the built-in casting utility of Android/Google televisions.

ChromecastChromecast device, Google Home app1. Connect Chromecast to TV’s HDMI port
2. Set up Google Home app
3. Choose music platform and play
HDMI CableHDMI cable, appropriate adapter for phone1. Connect phone to adapter
2. Connect adapter to TV’s HDMI port
3. Change TV input source
Android/Google TV CastingAndroid/Google TV, Wi-Fi connection, app1. Connect phone and TV to Wi-Fi
2. Open the music app
3. Select cast button and choose TV

Method 1: Playing Music from Phone to TV Using Chromecast

If we’re talking about linking our smartphones to our TVs to stream media content, Chromecast is at the top of our list. 

So, if you have a Chromecast set up on your smart TV, connecting it to your smartphone to play some music should be a breeze.

These are the steps to using Chromecast to play music through your smart television:

  1. Begin by plugging the Chromecast device into a wall outlet and connecting it to the HDMI port of your smart TV. 
  2. Make sure that your television source is tuned to the same HDMI input as your Chromecast.
  3. On your smartphone, install the Google Home app from the Google Play store or Apple Store.
  4. Open the application and set it up by filling in the information it requires. 
  5. In this process, check if your device location is turned on while setting up the screen prompts.
  6. A code will be sent to your phone and you need to make sure it’s the same code displayed on your TV.
  7. Open the Google Home app, select the “media” button in the upper left corner of your screen, and a list of media will appear.
  8. Select the “Music” option located under “Manage your system.”
  9. A list of music streaming applications will pop up and you need to select your desired music platform.
  10. Go back to the home screen of the Google Home app and select “Media.”
  11. You should now be able to play the music on the TV through your phone.

Method 2: Using HDMI Cable to Play Music From Phone to TV

If you’re looking for a more straightforward way to play music on your TV through your phone, then using an HDMI cable might be for you.


If you’re using an iPhone, you’ll need to have an adapter like Apple’s Lightning Digital AV Adapter and one HDMI cable to connect it to your smart TV.

Here are the steps to connect your iPhone to your TV through an HDMI cable:

  1. First, plug the adapter’s lightning cable into your iPhone’s lightning port.
  2. Second, plug one end of the HDMI cable into the HDMI port of the adapter.
  3. Third, plug the other end of the HDMI cable into the HDMI port of your TV.
  4. Finally, change the source input of the smart TV to the HDMI port.


In the same fashion, you can connect your Android device to your television by using a USB-to-HDMI adapter and an HDMI cable.

Follow these steps to connect your Android device to a smart TV:

  1. Plug the adapter’s USB cable into your Android’s USB port.
  2. Next, insert the HDMI cable into the HDMI port of your adapter.
  3. Afterward, plug the other end of the HDMI cable into the HDMI port of your TV.
  4. Change the input source of your television accordingly.

Method 3: Playing Music From a Phone To An Android/Google TV

If you’re using an Android or Google TV, you won’t need to have a Chromecast device to cast music and media content. This is because these types of televisions have built-in casting functionality.

Below are the steps to play music on your Android TV through your phone:

  1. Start by connecting both your smartphone and TV to the same Wi-Fi connection.
  2. If you’re using an iPhone, install a third-party application that would allow it to cast content on an Android TV, like the Replica app or TV Mirror.
  3. On your smartphone, open the application (e.g., YouTube Music, Spotify) with the content you want to cast.
  4. Inside the app, find the cast Cast button and select it.
  5. After clicking, a list of available devices will appear, select the name of your TV on the list.
  6. Once the cast Cast button changes color, it’s successfully connected to your chosen device.

Wrapping Up

To summarize, you can use Chromecast to play music on both a smart and Android TV. But if you’d prefer a more direct approach, you can connect your phone to your television using HDMI cables and adapters. 

There you have it! That’s how to play music from phone to TV. You should be able to enjoy any music you want on your television after reading this comprehensive step-by-step discussion.