How to Hook up a Laptop to a TV With HDMI

By Jason Taetsch

The HDMI interface allows for the simplest connection methods due to its specific ability to transfer both audio and video signals over a single cable. Use the HDMI port on your laptop to hook it up to your TV so you can enjoy your digital photos, websites, online TV shows and videos on a larger screen. HDMI supports high definition as well as standard definition video.

Things You'll Need

  • HDMI cable

Step 1

Find the HDMI port on the side of your laptop. The port will be thin and rectangular in shape with two angled sides.

Step 2

Insert one side of the cable into the port on your laptop.

Step 3

Find the "HDMI IN" port on the back panel of your TV.

Step 4

Insert the other end of the HDMI cable into the port on the TV. Press the "Input" or "TV/Video" button on your TV until the picture from your computer appears on the screen.