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Who doesn’t love Zoom? As much as the platform is convenient, sometimes we want to sit back, chillax and perhaps cast that last Zoom meeting onto a TV.
Or perhaps you love your team so much that you want to see the other people on a larger screen (no judgment here).
Whatever the reason is, you want to cast Zoom to your TV and enjoy the big screen experience.
But how exactly? Let’s find out.
Follow our guide below and learn how to connect Zoom to TV in both wired and wireless ways whether you use an iPhone, an Android device, or a computer.
Table of Contents
- What You Need to Cast a Zoom Meeting to a TV
- If You Have Any Laptop or Desktop – How to Cast a Zoom Meeting to a TV with Chromecast
- If You Have a Mac, iPhone, or iPad – How to Cast a Zoom Meeting to a TV with Apple TV
- If You Have an Android How to Cast Zoom to Roku
- How to Cast Zoom Meeting to TV from a Laptop Using an HDMI Cable
- How to Cast a Zoom Meeting to a Smart TV
- Conclusion: Share, Cast, Connect
What You Need to Cast a Zoom Meeting to a TV
There are a few different ways to cast Zoom, depending on the device you want to connect to your TV.
The good news is that to cast Zoom to your TV successfully, you don’t need a whole arsenal of software or tools. If you have a PC or a laptop, an HDMI cable will do just fine.
If you prefer to run Zoom from your Mac, iPhone, or iPad, you’ll need a TV that supports AirPlay. Sony and Samsung Smart TVs, for example, let you cast Zoom from Mac to TV. Or simply get an Apple TV.
For computers, laptops (whether Windows or Mac), or Android devices, Google Chromecast works best.
And as a bonus option, we’ll cover how to Zoom on your TV with ROKU.
Other than the hardware, you’ll have to go through your device’s settings for a bit. But don’t worry – we got you covered. Besides, it’s not like you need to be a tech wiz to get this done.
We’ve broken down each method to cast Zoom to TV below – just follow the steps and you’ll connect Zoom to your TV in a couple of minutes.
If You Have Any Laptop or Desktop – How to Cast a Zoom Meeting to a TV with Chromecast
The Google Chrome web browser has a built-in cast option. It’s the easiest and most straightforward way to mirror your Zoom app. I generally like to do this when I have to follow long presentations or tutorials. It works with Windows and macOS and even Chromebooks.
To proceed, you need a device with Chrome and a TV that supports Google Chromecast. Here’s how to use it to attend Zoom meetings on your TV.
1. Make sure both Google Chrome and Zoom are open.
2. Connect your PC/Mac and your TV to the same WiFi network.
3. Click on the three vertical dots in the upper right corner of Chrome’s header.
4. Select Cast.
5. Select the device you want to cast to.
6. Pick “Cast Desktop“.
7. Choose Between ‘Your Entire Screen’ and ‘Application Window.’
8. Enjoy your meeting. Remember – the camera is still on the device that’s running the Zoom app. (You can also get a separate webcam for Zoom to place on the TV.)
Looking for the best laptop for Zoom? Check out our top selections. And if you already have one, here is a great video walking you through the steps listed above:
Cast your Zoom Meeting to your TV with Chromecast | Source: RonBillings
If You Have a Mac, iPhone, or iPad – How to Cast a Zoom Meeting to a TV with Apple TV
Apple TV devices are present in over 20 million homes in the US. Not only do they provide quality entertainment, but these devices can cast Zoom to your TV. Here’s how to cast meetings with Apple TV HD.
1. Connect your Mac/iPhone/iPad to the same network as your Apple TV or Air-Play compatible TVs.
2. If you’re on an iPhone or iPad, enter the ‘Control Center’.
3. Tap ‘Screen Mirroring’. Select the room you want to cast to from the drop-down list.
4. Enter the passcode that appears in the Zoom Room into your iPhone or iPad, and casting will begin right away.
5. For Macs, open ‘Screen Mirroring’ from the Apple Menu. Then, click on the name of your Zoom room to start casting.
6. Provide a Passcode for your Apple TV device. A unique passcode will appear on the Zoom room screen.
7. Enjoy your meeting!
If You Have an Android How to Cast Zoom to Roku
Like with our previous two guides, casting Zoom to a Roku stick requires WiFi. Before you start, ensure that both your smartphone and Roku are connected to the same network. You’ll also need a Roku Streaming Stick+, and the Roku app for Android.
Check to see if you have everything and proceed:
1. Connect to a Zoom meeting in the Zoom app for Android, just like you normally would.
2. Go to Android settings and search for ‘Smart View’. Open it and enable it.
3. Pick your Roku device from the list.
4. Select ‘Start Now’.
5. Return to the app and place the phone in a horizontal (landscape) position. Voila – you have cast your Zoom to TV!
How to Cast Zoom Meeting to TV from a Laptop Using an HDMI Cable
Even though Chromecast and Apple TV have become more popular in recent years, using an HDMI cable to cast Zoom to TV is still the easiest of all. The only things you need are an HDMI cable that’s long enough, and a TV with HDMI ports.
Regular PCs and laptops all have at least one port, but Macs require an HDMI-Thunderbolt adapter. Still, the process is exactly the same.
Once you’ve connected both ends of the cable, pick up your TV remote. Select the source to whichever HDMI you plugged the cable in. Your desktop, including the Zoom meeting, will be immediately cast to the TV.
When the meeting is over and you want to watch TV or just quit casting, unplug the cable. To continue using the TV normally, change the input source to the original setting.
How to Cast a Zoom Meeting to a Smart TV
While Smart TVs are almost everywhere, very few manufacturers enable AirPlay. This is due to either a lack of demand or because they want to keep the price low. Currently, Samsung, Vision, Sony, and LG are the only four companies whose smart TVs support AirPlay.
If you have a newer model from either brand, you can connect via your iPhone or Android device directly. However, if you don’t want any lags, an HDMI is the best option. There is no tweaking any settings or changing anything. You just plug the cable in, and your Zoom meeting will appear on the TV.
There are many benefits to casting a Zoom meeting to TV. For starters, it reduces the strain on your eyes. This is especially important for long presentations where you don’t need your camera turned on. Why not just take your work laptop with you and watch the whole thing from the couch?
Additionally, Zoom cast makes everything bigger and easier to see. If you’re used to attending Zoom Meetings or Webinars on your phone, you’ll feel a considerable difference.
Any questions or suggestions? We’re happy to help. Just leave a comment below.