Want to play Nintendo games on a big screen, this is the only guide you need. Here you will know how to connect Nintendo Switch to a TV.
The Nintendo Switch is a great handheld portable console that has a ton of single-player and multiplayer games. You can play first-party title games such as a bunch of Mario games and even third-party title games like Fortnite, Asphalt 9, and even FIFA 22. Of course, being a handheld console, you can play your favorite games anywhere and everywhere.
While the Switch has a good enough screen, still it is a handheld console which means less fun than gaming on a big screen. You can play games on Nintendo Switch anywhere. But if you are at a house and own a TV, you can make use of both devices to improve the gaming experience.
You can play your Switch games on a big screen like your TV. If you didn’t know, here is our guide on how you can connect the Switch to a big-screen TV easily. Let’s get started.
Connect Nintendo Switch to your TV
We will be showing you how you can connect your Nintendo Switch and OLED Switch modes to the TV. Do note that Nintendo Switch Lite will not work for the method mentioned below. However, if you want to connect your Nintendo Switch Lite to the TV, you can check out this guide.
Here is the list of things you need to have before you connect your Switch to the TV.
- Nintendo Switch
- Nintendo Switch Dock
- Switch Power Adaptor
- HDMI Cable
- TV With HDMI Port
Now that you know what things you need to connect your Switch to the TV, follow these steps to know how you can connect your Switch to the TV easily.
Connect cables to Nintendo Switch Dock
Make sure you have all the required cables and your Switch Dock. Now open up the back cover of the dock to reveal the power and HDMI ports. Connect the power adaptor of the switch on the dock. Also, connect one end of the HDMI cable to the HDMI port on Dock. Once done, you can close the back cover of the dock.
Connect the other end of the adapter to a power source.
Connect Nintendo Switch to Dock
Coming to the next part you need to connect your Switch to the dock. Remove the Joycons from the Nintendo Switch and place the display into the dock. Make sure that the Switch is turned on, if not press the side button to turn it on.
Your Switch’s screen will turn off when you have the device connected to the dock. But the battery icon will be visible.
Connect the Switch Dock to your TV
Now, finally time for the final step which is connecting the Switch Dock to the TV. You need to use the HDMI cable for this. From the first step, one end of the HDMI must be free, connect that end to the HDMI port on the TV. Make sure to remember the correct HDMI port number if your TV has multiple HDMI ports.
Play Nintendo Games on your TV
Now you can play your Nintendo Switch games on your TV. Turn on your TV and select the right input source to which your Switch has been connected (press the Source button and select HDMI number).
The Switch’s screen will now appear on your TV. If it doesn’t detect your Switch, press the Power button on your Switch. You can use the Joycons as a wireless controller to control the Switch and play games on your TV right away.
Alternatively, if you don’t seem to own a Switch Dock and want to still connect your Switch to the TV, you can check out this guide where we tell you how you can connect your Switch to the TV without having to use a Dock.
This concludes the guide on how to connect the Switch to your TV easily with the help of the dock. Do note that this will only work provided you have the original Nintendo Switch Dock, the original power adaptor, and a good-quality HDMI cable. If you have questions or queries, feel free to drop them in the comments section below.
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