My child is struggling to see the screen and do their work, is there anyway we can make it larger?
Many manufacturers of modern televisions purchased in the last few years (Samsung in particular) have now integrated the ability to cast what is on your screen from an Android tablet or smart phone, or iOS device (iPad or iPhone) to your television. Coupled with a bluetooth keyboard and mouse (see previous question for more details) you have a device which is on a par to a working desktop computer or laptop. Please consult with your television manual for details.
If this is not an option you could invest in a Google ChromeCast device which plugs in to the back of any existing television set via HDMI and allows for both Android and iOS devices to cast what is on their screen directly to the television, see below for more details:
- What is a Google ChromeCast?
- How to Mirror (cast) to a Google ChromeCast device for Android devices
- How to Airplay (cast) to a Google ChromeCast device for iOS devices
Many homes now either have a smart television with integrated apps (such as Netflix, YouTube etc), or use a small device which turns any television into a modern smart TV (such as an Amazon Fire TV stick). You could always use this device and cast what is on your mobile device screen directly to it. If you have one of these or would like to learn more about one please see below:
- What is a Amazon Fire TV stick?
- How to Mirror (cast) to a Amazon Fire TV stick for Android devices
- How to AirPlay (cast) to a Amazon Fire TV stick for iOS devices
If you have an Apple TV you could always use this device (iOS only, for Android this device is not compatible please see the options above) and AirPlay what is on your iPad or iPhone’s screen directly to it. If you have an Apple TV or would like to learn more about one please see below: