1. arkiboys's Avatar
    Hello, Can you please let me know which compatible cable I can purchase to connect my mobile device "elephone s8" to a TV which has hdmi port ?
    And, do you know if I should change any settings on phone for this purpose whicile cable is connected?
    Thank you
    01-28-2018 08:10 AM
  2. STARGATE's Avatar
    Hello and welcome to the forums at Android Central!

    I'm not familiar with that phone, but it uses micro USB there's a cable that works from micro USB to HDMI.
    I think it's called MHL Micro USB to HDMI HDTV Adapter.
    But your phone should be able to "cast", or "mirror" wirelessly to most smart TVs, or TVs with a Roku, Apple TV, Amazon stick, etc, no need to spend money on a cable.
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    01-28-2018 08:46 AM
  3. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    Welcome to the forums. I agree with STARGATE; it may be much better and easier to get either a Roku or Chromecast. The reason being, it would be more cost effective and a higher quality than most cable adapters you can find.
    arkiboys likes this.
    01-28-2018 10:11 AM
  4. dpham00's Avatar
    Hello and welcome to the forums at Android Central!

    I'm not familiar with that phone, but it uses micro USB there's a cable that works from micro USB to HDMI.
    I think it's called MHL Micro USB to HDMI HDTV Adapter.
    But your phone should be able to "cast", or "mirror" wirelessly to most smart TVs, or TVs with a Roku, Apple TV, Amazon stick, etc, no need to spend money on a cable.
    The phone would need to support mhl, which I am not sure if it does
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    01-28-2018 11:50 AM
  5. Morty2264's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! Hope you find the cable you are looking for!
    arkiboys likes this.
    01-28-2018 03:11 PM
  6. TraderGary's Avatar
    Welcome to the Android Central Community!
    I have Chromecast and it's by far the better way to go!
    arkiboys likes this.
    01-28-2018 03:39 PM
  7. Javier P's Avatar
    Welcome to the forums!

    I'm inclined to agree with Gary, Chromecast and forget about cables. You won't regret it.
    arkiboys likes this.
    01-28-2018 03:44 PM
  8. SpookDroid's Avatar
    Hi there, welcome to the Forums!

    As others have said, the USB-to-HDMI cable is called MHL, and to make things more complicated, there's MHL 2 and 3, with different pins. That is all hardware-specific. Unfortunately for you, the Elephone S8 does NOT list as MHL-compatible (although you can use the app below to check).

    So, the best way to do this without the HDMI-output capabilities, is to wirelessly share your device's screen onto the TV. If you own a smart TV, chances are it supports screen mirroring. If it doesn't, a device like a Roku or a Chromecast would also work.

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...LChecker&hl=en
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    01-29-2018 12:12 PM
  9. Almeuit's Avatar
    Welcome!
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    01-29-2018 01:40 PM
  10. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! I moved this thread from the Intros forum to the General Help forum, since it's not really an introduction.
    arkiboys and SpookDroid like this.
    01-29-2018 11:04 PM
  11. arkiboys's Avatar
    Thank you guys for the details...
    It seems that my new phone is not hdmi compatible.
    Question:
    My panasonic TV is not smart and would like to watch youtube videos on it via my mobile phone.
    What is the best way to do this? From your answers I see you are suggesting amazon fire stick/chromecast/roku
    Thank you
    01-30-2018 02:21 AM
  12. B. Diddy's Avatar
    You're correct -- the only solution would be a wireless streaming device like Chromecast.
    SpookDroid likes this.
    01-30-2018 11:20 AM
  13. anon(9602380)'s Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central!
    Enjoy the site and post often!
    02-16-2018 02:19 AM

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