Are you planning a movie night with friends at the weekend? You might be thinking about buying CDs or downloading movies on USB for a movie marathon night. To be honest, it’s not wise to buy CDs just for one night when you can download content to your iPod and easily watch it on your TV. Why spend money on something you only use 2 or 3 times?
However, if you’re unclear and don’t know how to connect your iPod to a TV for movie marathon night, then read this article to find out about different ways to connect an iPod to a TV.
Connect the iPod to a TV with a Wire:
1. How to connect iPod to TV with A/V Adaptor
An A/V adaptor is the easiest, cheapest and fastest way to connect an iPod to a TV if you don’t have a device like Chromecast. A/V adaptors connect your iPod to a TV with an HDMI cable. You can easily buy an A/V adapter on Amazon.
Things you need:
- A/V Adapter.
- HDMI or VGI cable.
Connect the cable of the A/V adapter to the iPod.
Hold one end of the HDMI cable and attach it with an A/V adapter to the HDMI port.
Connect the other end of the HDMI cable to your Smart TV.
Set your TV set for the HDMI port.
Note: if you’re a person who doesn’t like messy wires everywhere, then don’t worry, you can use IOGEAR Wireless HDMI cable, which means no wire connection. The procedure of connecting IOGEAR wireless HDMI cable to the iPod and TV will remain the same.
- Just connect the iPod with an A/R adapter, insert the wireless HDMI cable in Adaptor, and connect the Wireless HDMI cable device to the Smart TV.
Connect an iPod to a TV Wirelessly
How to connect an iPod to a TV via Chromecast
Chromecast is an amazing device for your iPhone, iPod, or any smart TV. This device is one of the best choices for someone who doesn’t like to share their mobile screen on the TV. With this device, you can share the screen of specific apps like YouTube, and Netflix instead of the whole screen.
Follow these steps to connect an iPod to a TV via Chromecast.
Buy a Chromecast device, connect it to the TV. After that, press the Source button on the remote and select the right HDMI input.
Install Chromecast Application on iPhone.
Open the Wi-Fi setting of your iPod and connect to the Chromecast network.
Open the Chromecast app, you’ll see “Next” in the top right corner, click on it.
Choose the correct Chromecast name.
Select the Wi-Fi network you want to use, enter the password and click on Setup.
Go to YouTube or Netflix and click on the Cast icon which you can see on the Home screen of the app.
3. Connect an iPod to a TV via Airplay or Apple TV+:
Are you a subscriber to Apple TV+ streaming platform and does your Smart TV support Airplay 2 protocol? If you’ve got both of these facilities, then trust me, you’re lucky because you don’t even have to spend your money on a device or cable. You just need to follow some steps and that’s it.
Connect your Smart TV and iPod to the same Wi-Fi network.
Go to the Control Center of your iPod.
Find the Screen Mirroring option and click on it.
Select the name of your TV.
You’ll see a code on your TV screen, enter this code.
Select the content you want to watch and enjoy.
4. Connect an iPod to a TV via ARKMC UPNP Wireless Media Sharing App
You can buy the ARKMC UPNP Wireless app on the Apple app store and connect your iPod to a TV easily without any wires or devices and just one app. All you have to do is install the app and connect the iPod and Smart TV to the same Wi-Fi-network.
Open ARKMC UPNP app.
Click on the option of Media renderer.
Choose the content you want to watch and enjoy movie marathon nights with friends.