How to Stream TV Programs From a Computer to a TV Screen


Streaming television programing from your computer to your television screen can be done by connecting your computer to your television. Websites exist that provide television content on the web and accessing these websites will allow you to send television programing to your computer. Not all television is available on the internet. The best way to watch television programing is on a television through cable or antenna. However, it is entirely possible to stream television programing from your computer to your television.

Things You'll Need

  • HDMI cable
  • RGB cable
  • External monitor cable
  • Access a website that provides streaming television content.

  • Attach your computer to your television screen. Look and the outputs on your computer. You may be able to use and RGB cable, and HDMI cable or an external monitor cable. If you are unsure how your computer can output the signal, contact a professional or professional service that can help you identify which cable to use.

  • Set your computer display settings to "Mirror Displays" in your "Settings" menu.

  • Set your television settings to the correct setting. If you used an RGB cable in the connection, set your television's input to component. If you used an HDMI cable, set your television input to HDMI. If you are using and external monitor to view the television programing, set the external monitor to "External."

  • Stream the television programing on your computer. The signal will be reproduced on your television.


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