How to Connect Nintendo Switch to TV without Dock [Guide]

The Nintendo Switch is a lovely portable gaming console that was released back in 2017. Since then there have been many games made for the Nintendo Switch with the popular ones being Mario and its family of games. Now, we all know that the Nintendo Switch can be connected to your TV by using a dedicated dock that lets you connect the switch to the bigger screen as well as charge your Switch altogether. However, there is also a way to connect your Switch to the TV if you do not have the dock. Read on to know more on how to connect Nintendo Switch to TV without dock.

Now, if you are someone that regularly connects their Switch to the TV, then the dock is super useful to you. However, this can be a headache if you have multiple TVs in your living room and your bedroom. Since you have to disconnect all of those cables and then re-connecting them can be a headache. Plus, the added fact that the dock is big and portable friendly for when you might want to play with it on a TV at a friend’s home.

The good thing about connecting your Switch to the TV is that it can be done easily without the requirement of a Switch dock. Here is a guide on how to connect your Switch to the TV without a Dock.


  • High-speed HDMI cable
  • Type- C HDMI adaptor
  • Charging Cable for Nintendo Switch

How to Connect Switch to TV without Dock

  1. First, connect one end of the HDMI cable to your TV.
  2. Now, use the other end to connect it to the Type-C HDMI adaptor.
  3. If your Type C HDMI adaptor has a Type C port on it, well, you can also plug the charging cable into the HDMI adaptor.
    how to connect switch to tv with dock
  4. Connect the HDMI adaptor to your Nintendo Switch’s charging port. (The Type-C port)
  5. Now, power up your TV and switch it to the right input mode.
  6. Once you have got the correct input mode, your Switch will now switch itself to the TV mode.
  7. You will now see the output of the Switch on your TV right away.
  8. The Joy-Cons can be detached, and you can enjoy gaming on the big screen.


So this is how you can enjoy your Nintendo Switch games on the big screen easily. Sure you need to get an HDMI adaptor, but it sure beats the idea of getting the huge and bulky Nintendo Switch dock. Have queries or doubts? Feel free to leave them in the comments below.

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