How to Get Sound From Laptop to TV

A computer full of music is great, but it would be even better to be able to play that music on your home stereo system. Connecting a laptop to a TV is a great way to experience this kind of a boost to a laptop's audio. If both your laptop and your TV have an HDMI port, this can be accomplished with ease. Even if it doesn't have an HDMI port, there is still a simple way to get your computer's media to play through your TV.

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This can be used to get sound to a TV from a laptop.

Using An HDMI Cable

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Plug one end of the HDMI cable into your computer. It doesn't matter which end.

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Plug the other end of the cable into your TV.

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Select the corresponding HDMI input on your TV to have audio and video from your computer appear on your TV.

Using RCA Cables

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Plug one end of the 3.5mm auxiliary cable into the headphone jack on your laptop.

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Plug the other end of the cable into the 3.5mm end of your 3.5mm RCA cable.

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Plug the red and white male plugs of your 3.5mm RCA cable into the audio inputs on your TV.

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Select the corresponding input on your TV to listen to your laptop through your TV's audio system.