There are so many handheld devices out there that you can use to play your games or if you use it as a laptop that is easier to carry around due to its small form factor. One of the most popular handhelds out there is the ROG Ally from Asus. Because this handheld device runs Windows right out of the box, it is useful even if you don’t play games.
While many people enjoy using their ROG Ally’s screen to play games right away, some owners of the ROG Ally would like to connect their devices to either a TV or a monitor to use the handheld power on a big display. So, if you are someone among the many people that are looking at how to connect Asus ROG Ally to TV, you’ve come to the right place.
Before we dive into the steps that you need to follow to connect your ROG Ally to your TV or monitor, let’s take a quick recap of the technical specifications of the ROG Ally.
ROG Ally 2023 Specs
- OS: Windows 11 Home
- CPU: AMD Ryzen Z1/ Z1 Extreme
- GPU: AMD Radeon RDMA 3 12 cu/ 4cu
- Display: 7 inch 1920×1080 16:9
- Refresh Rate: 120 Hz
- RAM: 16 GB DDR5
- Internal Storage: 512 GB NVMe m.2 SSD
- I/O Ports: 3.5mm Audio jack, 1x ROG XG Mobile Interface, USB-Type C, 1x SD Card reader
- Controller buttons: ABXY buttons, D-Pad, L&R triggers, L&R bumpers
- Buttons: View, Menu, Command Center, Armoury Crate, 2x Assignable grip buttons, 2x analog thumbsticks
- Speakers: Dolby Atmos, Hi-Res support, built-in array microphone, 2x speakers with smart amp tech
- WiFi: Wi-Fi 6E Triple Band
- Bluetooth: 5.2
- Battery: 40WHrs- 4 cell li-ion
- Power Supply: Type-C 65W adaptor
Now that you have a good idea of the ASUS Ally ROG, let’s now look at the steps that you need to follow to connect your ASUS ROG Ally to your TV.
- Asus ROG Ally
- 65 Watt ROG Ally Charging Dock
- Hi-speed HDMI Cable 4
Connect your Asus ROG Ally to Dock
To start the process, you need to provide power to your ROG Ally. The ROG Ally comes with 65 Watt charging dock. Connect your Dock to a power outlet. And then connect your ROG Ally to the charging dock with your USB cable.
Connect ROG Ally to TV via HDMI
As mentioned in the requirement section, you will need a high-speed HDMI cable for a better connection between your ROG Ally and TV or Monitor. Connect your HDMI cable to your TV as well as your charging dock. Now connect your TV to a power source and switch on your TV.
Setup your TV for Connection to ROG Ally
Once you have connected your ROG Ally to your TV or Monitor, you can proceed with further setup. Make sure to switch to the right HDMI input source on your TV or monitor. How? you need to open the Source settings via the Source button on TV Remote or the built-in Menu button on the TV itself. You will not need to go through choosing the source if the used source is already selected and your ROG Ally screen will show up on your TV or Monitor.
Adjust Display Settings
The most important part is to adjust the display according to your preference. It’s important for the best experience. On your ROG Ally, hold M1 or M2 button and then press the X button to open the Display settings. Make sure to choose the Duplicate these displays option. Set your TV resolution to 1080p for the best experience.
Connect your Controller
Here comes the last part and you will be able to enjoy gaming on a bigger screen after this. Plug your controller into the USB A port present on your charging dock. And for Bluetooth supported controller connect it through Bluetooth settings. Press the Command Center button on the ROG Ally. Select the Embedded Controller option and make sure to turn it off.
Launch your favorite game on your ROG ally and play on the big screen.
This concludes the guide on how you can easily connect your ROG Ally to your TV or Monitor to play your favorite games on the big screen. The steps are simple and easy. If you follow them correctly, you should be able to set it up within 5 minutes or less. If you have questions or queries, feel free to leave them in the comments section below.