Wondering how to connect a Phone to an RCA Projector? Why would you want to stream a movie or a show on your mobile’s small screen when you can afford a large screen in the comfort of your home? The RCA projector is the perfect projector for your home big screen setup, though its installation and connection can cause you issues.
Fret not, the actual process is very simple and will be done in no time.
In this article, I have explained two methods you can use to connect a phone to an RCA projector. Let’’s go through them one by one.
How to Connect a Phone to an RCA Projector
There are two ways you can go while trying to connect a phone to an RCA projector. You can connect your phone to the RCA Projector wirelessly as well as with the help of a wire.
To connect your phone to the projector wirelessly, you need Chromecast, a fully charged phone, and a good-quality RCA projector.
To establish a wired connection, you will require the USB-C to HDMI cable.
How to Connect a Phone to an RCA Projector Wirelessly
Make sure your RCA Projector is compatible and has all the features required to form a wireless connection.
Make sure your phone is not on the saving mode as that can hinder your phone from connecting to Wi-Fi smoothly, then follow the steps mentioned below:
Switch on the Wi-Fi
The first step is simple and easy, all you have to do is switch on your Wi-Fi. Make sure your router and modem and properly connected to each other.
Connect the phone to Wi-Fi
Now go to your phone, switch on the Wi-Fi on your phone, and connect it to the available Wi-Fi.
Install Google Home app
Once your phone is connected to the Wi-Fi, the next step is to install the Google Home app on it.
If you are an Android user, go to the Play Store and install the app from there.
The iOS users can install the Google Home app from the Apple Store
Turn on the Projector
Now go to your projector plug it into a power outlet and switch on the power button. Once the LED light turns on, your projector is turned on.
Plug in the Chromecast
Now take your Chromecast and connect it to the HDMI port of the RCA projector.
Once the RCA projector detects the Chromecast, the content and streaming option will appear immediately.
Open the Google Home App
Now open the Google Home app. On the home screen, you will find the accounts tab in the bottom right corner of the screen. Scroll through the listed options, locate the “mirror device” option, and click on it.
A warning will appear on your screen, click okay on it. Find the “Cast Screen/Audio” and once you allow it your phone will connect to the Chromecast, and therefore will be connected to your RCA projector as well.
How to Connect a Phone to an RCA projector using a Wire
As mentioned above to connect a phone to a RCA projector using a wire, you will require a USB-C to HDMI cable. Many RCA projectors also come with a USB port and can allow screen mirroring with the help of a USB cable, so, make sure you check your RCA projector before buying a cable.
Once you get ahold of the cable, take the USB side of the cable and insert it into the USB port of your mobile phone.
Now take the HDMI end of the cable and insert it into the HDMI port of the RCA projector.
That’s it, you should now be able to connect and view your favorite shows on the projector screen.
With that, we are at the end of the article. I hope now you know how you can connect a phone to an RCA projector.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Can I Connect Any Phone To An RCA Home Theater Projector?
No, it is not possible to connect any Phone to the RCA projector. You will have to ensure your mobile devices have the right and necessary video output like HDMI or USB-C ports.
What If My Phone And Projector Have Different Input Ports?
If your phone and Projector have different ports you will be required to invest in necessary cables and adapters to bridge the gap between the devices.