How to Connect Nexus 7 to TV

At $200, the Google Nexus 7 tablet is a great buy. You get almost all you could ever want in a tablet. If you’re hoping to connect the device to a TV though, you may be disappointed to find that there is really no easy way. The Nexus 7 does not have an HDMI out port, nor does it support MHL technology for mirroring the screen on a TV. There is one type of solution, though it’s an expensive one.

The Wi-Fi Media app, available from Google Play along with the HTC Media Link HD ($90) will allow you to play video files stored on your Nexus 7 to a device on your local Wi-Fi network. It will not work for mirroring your screen, so no Netflix or Hulu, but it’s at least some type of solution if you’re clamoring for the capability. The folks at Engadget got this configuration to work, but in my testing it’s a bit choppy.

The fact that the Nexus 7 doesn’t have an easier solution may be a deal-breaker for some. What do you expect for the $200 price tag though?

Comments

  1. Michon says

    iMediashare is a great program on Google Play that allows you to view pictures, videos and listen to music on an internet capable TV from your tablet or phone. It still needs some work and more options but its easy to use. Check it out.

  2. Jason fladlien says

    I too have got one of these and I am so impressed with it. Google still needs to improve its customer service skills lol. What I will say is I believe that Google will sell that main of these things that someone will come out with a solution fairly quickly.

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