iPhone Life magazine

How do I play videos on my TV?

It’s great to be able to watch videos on your device, but unless you have an iPad, it can get tiring watching TV shows or movies on a tiny screen. The good news is that you can play your videos through a TV. You’ll have to buy a special cable to do this, but they aren’t that expensive. Here are three cables you can use to connect your iOS device to your TV.

  • Apple Composite AV Cable ($39): Lets you connect your iOS device to the composite inputs on a TV. The cable also has audio and USB connectors.
  • Apple Component AV Cable ($39): Lets you connect your iOS device to the component inputs on a TV. The cable also has audio and USB connectors.
  • Apple iPad Dock Connector to VGA Adapter ($29, store.apple.com) lets you connect your iPad, iPhone 4, or iPod touch gen 4 to a TV monitor, projector, or LCD (monitors, etc. must have a VGA port).