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Stream Glasgow Club Online workouts to your TV from a laptop with an HDMI cable.

An HDMI Cable

If you want to mirror what's on your smartphone or tablet on your TV screen or you're using a laptop but want to use your TV as a display, a good option to use is an HDMI connection. This simply hooks up your computer to your TV. You can also connect an iPhone or iPad via HDMI with an Apple AV adapter.

What you need

  • A TV with at least one HDMI port
  • An HDMI cable
  • EITHER A laptop with an HDMI port
  • OR an adapter to connect a port your laptop DOES have, to HDMI
  • OR an Apple AV adapter to connect an iPhone or iPad with a lightning port
  • Or an adapter to connect an Android phone or tablet

NOTE: Apple laptops (and some PCs) don't have an HDMI port. They may have a mini display port or USB-C port. Check your device first, and see if you need to purchase a mini display to HDMI adapter cable, or a USB-C dongle with HDMI. The best way to connect an Apple iPhone or iPad is using a genuine Apple AV adapter or using AirPlay to an AppleTV.

Got everything you need? Let's get you fit in front of the big screen

  1. Plug one end of your HDMI cable into an HDMI port on your television (it will be on the back, or sometimes the side of your TV).
  2. Plug the other end of your HDMI cable into the HDMI port on your laptop, or the HDMI port on the adapter connected to the appropriate port on your laptop, phone or tablet.
  3. Once your TV and laptop, phone or tablet are connected, find your TV remote control and use the "input" or "source" button to change your TV input settings to your HDMI channel (usually named HDMI1 or HDMI2). This button sometimes has what looks like a screen with an arrow pointing into it and you may need to keep pushing the same button repeatedly to select the HDMI port you connected to in step one.
  4. After a second or two you should see the picture you'd expect to see on your device (laptop, phone or tablet) screen appear on your TV, so just find and start your workout video on your device.
  5. No sound? This can happen when using a computer. You might need change your laptop's sound/audio settings to choose your TV or HDMI port as your preferred output. Change sound settings on an Apple/Mac or change sound settings on a PC/Windows computer.
  6. Now you’re ready to get moving!

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