How to Connect GoPro to TV? – Overview
Connecting your GoPro to your TV is as simple as making your breakfast. Still, just as you keep the ingredients and recipe in mind before starting your breakfast preparation, the same process needs to be followed while connecting GoPro to TV.
We all know how usable and efficient the GoPro action cam is while shooting action sequences from impossible angles and locations.
As you look forward to watching all those videos or vlogs on the big screen, following the rules and guidelines below can prove helpful.
Connecting Gopro to TV via HDMI cable
It would be best if you had an HDMI to micro HDMI cable and adaptor to kick start connecting GoPro to TV. First of all, ensure that your GoPro action cam is turned off. Now, connect the larger end of the HDMI cable connector to the TV’s HDMI port.
Connect the other end of the HDMI cable connector to the micro HDMI adaptor. Once done, connect the same micro HDMI adaptor to your GoPro cam and switch on the device. Now connect with the right HDMI device prompted on the TV screen.
You may not connect every GoPro model to the TV while following this process, as certain GoPro models don’t come with HDMI support.
List of GoPro action cameras with HDMI support
Most of the GoPro action cams ( Hero 5,6,7 and Hero 4 silver) have inbuilt HDMI ports. Still, other models like Hero 7 White, Hero 7 Silver, and Gopro sessions don’t have such facilities.
These models come with a USB port, so you may not connect them directly to a TV. Hence, all you need is a USB card reader or card adapter.
Q1.Can I charge the Gopro with the HDMI cable?
A. HDMI cable sends data files from one device to another. In the GoPro action cam, even when you can charge it with an HDMI cable, you must use it for earlier purposes only.
Still, if you aim to finish up with two tasks at a time ( sending data and charging the GoPro), opt for a USB port that offers +5 volts of power output.
Q2. Can I connect GoPro Max to the TV via an HDMI cable?
A. GoPro Max doesn’t come with HDMI support, and this is where you need to bring a USB drive or adaptor for the same purpose. Just save all your photos or videos to the same USB adaptor or drive and connect it to your TV.
Q3. Can my GoPro play a 4K video on the TV?
A. Yes, but only GoPro cams of the Hero series can play 4k video on the TV via the HDMI cable. You again need to use a USB card reader or USB drive to solve all the other models’ purposes.
Moreover, the TV must be 4K supportive or you won’t be able to enjoy the same quality while playing the video on TV.
Q4. Can I connect the GoPro to the TV via WIFI?
A. Currently, it is not possible to connect GoPro to the TV via Wi-Fi directly. Still, if you have an Android or IOS-supportive Smart TV with Wi-Fi connectivity, you can download and install the GoPro app to stream your videos or photos.
The GoPro can be connected to a TV this way, and you can directly share all the data files between the devices without any hassle.
Q5. Would I be getting the same video quality while playing on TV?
A. It all depends on the video and picture quality of the TV, and if the video has been shot properly via the GoPro action cam, you can expect some good quality video on TV as well. Still, playing videos on TV supporting 2k or 4k resolutions is highly recommendable.
Bottom line for how to connect GoPro to TV
You won’t face any issues while connecting the GoPro to the TV if you have the right accessories, like an HDMI cable or the HDMI adaptor handy. Also, check your GoPro device’s compatibility with HDMI while checking the points mentioned above.
Moreover, buying a high-quality HDMI cable is always suggested to ensure the right video or picture quality on TV. Stay tuned for more handy updates and information regarding your favorite GoPro cams and devices.