How to Watch iPhone Video on a Television

By Mario Calhoun

Videos stored on your iPhone are viewable on your television when you connect TV cables to the iPhone's docking port. You can purchase the types of audio and video cables for the television at the Apple site or at your local Apple retail store. As of October 2010, the available cable options for viewing iPhone videos include composite and component, which are used for televisions with HDMI or component ports. The iPhone also supports widescreen or full-screen viewing to optimize your video-viewing experience.

Things You'll Need

  • Apple composite or component cable
  • Apple universal dock

Step 1

Place the iPhone on the docking tray on the universal dock, and insert the docking end of the composite or component cable into the universal dock's port.

Step 2

Insert the component or composite cables into the matching audio and video ports on your television. Click "Settings," "iPod" and "TV Out" to configure the iPhone's television settings.

Step 3

Tap the switch on the "Widescreen" tab to switch the video formatting to widescreen view. Press the "Home" button to return to the home screen.

Step 4

Set your television to the HDMI or input channel, and tap the "iPod" icon on the iPhone's home screen. Tap "Videos" and tap the movie, video podcast or TV show in the videos menu to begin playback.