How to output Nexus 7 to HDMI?

delia25

Can you use a separate display with the Nexus 7 (2013) without using a Chromecast? I thought they were MHL compatible, but when I used a MHL to HDMI adaptor it didn’t work. Is buying a Chromecast the only option for large screen display of the Nexus 7?

Answer this Question

Answers

4 total
Robert M. Papillion
Vote Up (8)

Although Chromecast over WiFi is the best alternative for supported apps, the Nexus 7-2013 hardware and its Android OS also support Miracast.  So this tablet will function as the Miracast transmitter when paired with a Miracast receiver.  The more recent smart TVs can be Miracast receivers, but the user generally has to enable this functionality on the setup menu.  Alternatively, if the TV doesn't support Miracast, a number of HDMI Miracast receiver dongles are available in the marketplace via Amazon.com, etc., and generally cost less than $100.  Except for perhaps this dongle, Miracast is completely wireless, which should be a major advantage over MHL.  The Nexus 7 Guidebook 2013 is available for anyone to view for free at the Google Play Book Store.  If you access the document and enter the search term, "MHL," you'll find that the entire text of the Guidebook contains no mention of it.

Number6
Vote Up (6)

The Nexus 7 actually uses a SlimPort adapter, which looks almost exactly like a MHL to HDMI adaptor, but isn’t. They cost too much, in my opinion, but they work fine. You also have to purchase an HDMI cable, but those are cheap as long as you order online (and it sounds like you might already have one). By the time you pay for a SlimPort adapter and HDMI cable, you’ve spent about the same amount as just buying a Chromecast and having a wireless connection However, a Chromecast doesn’t simply turn your display into a second screen the way a SlimPort/HDMI connection will.

jimlynch
Vote Up (4)

This thread might be useful:

How can I mirror Nexus 7 (2012) to external TV monitor?
http://productforums.google.com/forum/#!topic/nexus/sGbCEDdWNWw

Vote Up (3)

Surely, I can. If use this MHL to HDMI Android Adapter on www.hdgenius.com ,Everything has not any problem.

Ask a question

Join Now or Sign In to ask a question.
Once again the gaming news is all about Microsoft as Sony continues to hunker down and enjoy their lead in the console race.
Mobile health app can perform a real-time electrocardiogram.
Betcha don't know all these nifty tricks and time-saving tips to boost your productivity.
Basically it's a Galaxy Tab 4 with Nook software pre-installed. Pretty disappointing.
Microsoft also rolls out improvements to Xbox One Twitch integration
China has approved the sale of 5 million Xbox One units, opening the way for Microsoft to make a big splash in the country's emerging console sector.
A tricked-out version of YouTube offering exclusive content might prove lucrative bait for Google to lure some of its users deeper into its digital video and music services.
Sprint's got a new CEO and the company is getting serious about catching up to its rivals with a new family data sharing plan.
In the short term, not much has changed. But don't despair. Over the long term, the new unlocking law is likely to deliver all the benefits promised.
Apple's iPhone 5C, the lower-priced model introduced last year -- by many accounts to boost sales in countries like China -- has done poorly in the People's Republic.
Join us:
Facebook

Twitter

Pinterest

Tumblr

LinkedIn

Google+