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The Nintendo Switch and Nintendo Switch Lite are two of the latest gaming consoles on the market, costing $300 and $200 respectively. With these, you can still enjoy your favourite games like Mario Kart, The Legend of Zelda and Pokemon but with the added freedom of taking them with you on the go!
How do I connect a Nintendo Switch and Switch Lite to a smart TV?
So, how do you connect a Nintendo Switch or Switch Lite to a smart TV? Just follow the instructions below or if you’re an experienced game console user have a look through the quick reference guide near the end of the article.
Samsung smart TV
Samsung smart TVs have HDMI cables so you can hook up a game console. After plugging in, it’s as simple as changing the source to the correct HDMI port.
When you’re ready to connect a Nintendo Switch to a Samsung TV, make sure you first plug the USB into the port labeled “AC Adapter” on the console’s back. Plug the other end into the AC adapter, then into a wall outlet.
Nintendo Switches have HDMI cables that plug into the TV. Plug your console into the port labeled HDMI 1. Use the remote to change your TV’s input source to that same port.
The Nintendo Switch Lite wasn’t made to connect to a TV but if your smart TV has a USB port, you can hook it up. Plug in your Switch Lite’s USB-C port to the console, then plug the USB end into the TV.
LG smart TV
LG makes some of the best smart TVs on the market, from the clear CX OLED HDTV and the 4k panel NANO90. You can easily connect a console to them using HDMI or USB ports.
A Nintendo Switch is a beautiful console for on – the – go and HDTV play. When you want to connect to the TV, open the back of the dock and plug one end of the provided HDMI labeled into the port labeled “HDMI.” Plug the other end into the TV’s HDMI port. On LGs, it’s right in the middle of the backside. Make sure your dock is plugged into your AC adapter, which is in the wall.
Take your controls out of your Switch, dock the console and switch your TV’s input source to the corresponding HDMI port.
If you want to connect your Switch Lite to your LG smart TV, you’ll have to pull a few strings. Nintendo intentionally made the device without hardware to hook up to a television. However, you can buy a third party dock that plugs into a USB port to the TV. Check to see if your LG smart TV has a USB port. It will be on the back near the other inputs.
Toshiba smart TV
Toshiba smart TVs have just about every sport imaginable, making it easy and enjoyable to play your favorite game.
A Nintendo Switch easily plugs into any TV with an HDMI cable. Open the back of the dock, plug one end of the cord into it and the other into the TV. Take your controls out of your Switch and dock the console.
You can also try to connect a Nintendo Switch Lite to your Toshiba, though the makers didn’t intend it. Buy a third-party dock that plugs into a USB port to the TV. Plug one end into your console and the other into your Toshiba, if it has a USB port. Then, use your remote to switch the input to USB and the Nintendo Switch Lite screen will pop up on your smart TV!
TCL smart TV
TCL smart TVs are known as one of the best Roku televisions. The TCL 6 Series / R635 2020 QLED is one of the best models for top – notch graphics. They come with all the ports of other smart TVs, so you’ll be set up and gaming in no time.
A Nintendo Switch connects to smart TVs using an HDMI cable. Open the back of the dock, connect one end, and plug the other end into the back right of a TCL smart TV. Slide-out the controls, dock your Nintendo Switch and change your TV’s input.
Nintendo Switch Lites aren’t supposed to connect to TVs, but you can purchase a third-party dock that connects via USB. TCL Smart TVs typically come with one USB port.
Vizio smart TV
Vizios are one of the best – performing smart TVs at their price point. Models like the OLED 2020 offer excellent graphics and all the ports you need to connect to your favorite game console.
A Nintendo Switch connects to a TV through its dock. Plug the port into the wall, then connect it to the TV using the provided HDMI cable. Take out the controls, dock the Switch and change your TV’s input source.
A Switch Lite wasn’t made to connect to a TV. However, you can purchase a third-party dock that connects with USB wiring. Vizio smart TVs come with at least one USB port.
Quick reference guide to connecting Nintendo Switch and Switch Lite to smart TVs
My Nintendo Switch is not connecting to the TV. What can I do?
Make sure the Nintendo Switch is entirely in the dock and that all plugs are secure.
Can you hook up a Nintendo Switch to a laptop?
Try plugging the HDMI cord into your laptop’s HDMI port.