How to Watch Movies on My TV from My Laptop with HDMI

By Jason Taetsch

Enjoy your digital photos, Web surfing and digital movies on a much larger screen with the video output on your laptop. Use the HDMI port to transfer the video feed from your laptop to your TV's input panel. HDMI is an ideal connection method because it can carry both audio and video signals over a single cable with only a couple connection steps.

Things You'll Need

  • HDMI cable

Step 1

Find the "HDMI OUT" port on the side of your laptop. The port is shaped like a thin rectangle, with the bottom corners cut at an angle.

Step 2

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

Step 3

Find the "HDMI IN" port on the rear of your TV.

Step 4

Insert the other side of the HDMI cable into the back panel of your TV. Turn on your TV, and press the "Input" button until the image from your computer appears on the screen.

Step 5

Play a movie on your laptop, and the HDMI cable will automatically transfer the audio and video feed to the TV.