Forget Chromecast: 5 Easy Steps to Convert Your TV into a Smart TV Via Smartphone, Tablet

By Prarthito

Sure, we all have our smartphones and tablets that can do a plethora of stuff when connected to the Internet. And those stuff tend to increase with more and more features being added to new generation of smartphones.

While there is a way that you could do it, using Google Chromecast where you could stream stuff directly from your handsets. But while that remains something to ponder about for the future, there are other ways by which you could still stream stuff onto the big screen.

Forget Chromecast: 5 Steps to Convert Your TV into a Smart TV


So if you are indeed wondering as to how you may carry it out without the Chromecast, here are 5 easy steps to convert your simple TV into a Smart TV.

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You will be required to make a few arrangements before you can start implementing the changes. For that you shall have to install the CheapCast app that will change your handset into a chromecast.

However, CheapCast isn't available on the Google Play store anymore. Instead you could grab the .APK file of the app from Google (there will be dozens) and install it on your phone via an APK installer.

Step 3

Once that's out of the way, to convert your phone/tablet into Chromecast, you will require an HDMI cable so that you can connect the device to your TV. Every other new age TV these days come with at least one HDMI port.

Now a common HDMI cable won't be able to fit inside the USB point of a phone. For that, there are two alternatives. Either you buy an OTG to connect your HDMI and phone together, or you buy a three way pin that's available online that has a more direct approach.

With the CheapCast app now succesfully installed on your phone/tablet, open the application. Once you open it, you will get a host of options and whatever you choose will assist you with the setup menu. Once that's done, you can now successfully play YouTube and movies directly from your phone and onto your TV.

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