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Media streaming via router to digital TV

manchestermike
Newbie
Posts: 3
Registered: 02-12-2012

Media streaming via router to digital TV

I've just bought a Nexus7 tablet computer, which runs Android 4.2.1, and I want to stream media from it via wi-fi to my LG digital TV (32LD490, bought June 2011), which is connected with a LAN cable to my Thomson TG585 v8 router running software version 8.2.7.8. Does anyone know how to do this? I tried simply plugging the Nexus into the TV USB port but it did not recognize that it was connected, even though it was playing a downloaded film. I've tried downloading various apps from the Google Play store; including the LG TV Remote 2011 version, which seems to only want to search for a wifi connection between the two. In which case, would I be better off just buying the LG wifi dongle and using that? Undecided
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VileReynard
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Registered: 01-09-2007

Re: Media streaming via router to digital TV

I think you (probably) need an ethernet or wireless connection.
I don't think there are any routable protocols for USB.
BTW It works for me [using a Raspberry Pi]
The Raspberry has an ethernet port and an HDMI output (for the tv).
Using XBMC, the Raspberry can see the local network so I can play mp4 files marked as shareable stored on my PC.
A Raspberry Pi is only a credit card sized PCB - about £35 + extras.
Only 512MB RAM + whatever you provide on a subsidiary SD card.

hmarshy
Grafter
Posts: 135
Registered: 09-08-2010

Re: Media streaming via router to digital TV

Hi
Try this
<a href=http://www.technipages.com/how-to-connect-nexus-7-to-tv.html>How to Connect Nexus 7 to TV</a>
it includes a link to some Wi-Fi Media apps.
Cheers
dick:green Link fixed.