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Four Easy Ways to Play MP4 on TV

Author by Penny

May 7th, 2020

How to play MP4 on TV? Or what is the easiest way to play MP4 files on TV from computer and other devices? Do you have the same problem? Don`t worry. This article provides four ways to solve the MP4 TV playback problem. Read on. And I am convinced that there is always a way for you to solve this issue easily.

Why Can`t Play MP4 videos on TV?

MP4 is a common and widely used video format, hence, many video lovers like to keep their files ended with .mp4 extension. It`s a good idea to play MP4 files from your hard drive on a big screen like TV, but many people still don't know how to import MP4 files from their computer or hard drive. Or they suffer some troubles when playing MP4 movies on TV. Since many people don't know how to play MP4 correctly on TV, there are many effective solutions.

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Method One. Convert MP4 for Playing on TV More Smoothly

First of all, you must check whether your TV is compatible with MP4 files or not. Some old TV models lack to support the latest H.265 video codec. If your videos are exactly in MP4 H.265, your first step is to select a video converter to convert your videos to a format compatible with your device. WonderFox Free HD Video Converter Factory is a perfect video converter that can help you to play MP4 videos on TV easily by converting them. It supports a wide variety of device-compatible formats, including Samsung TV, LG TV, SONY TV, Panasonic TV, Apple TV, etc. In addition, the video converter also supports free downloading videos online. You can download your favorite videos from many websites like YouTube, Instagram, Facebook, Vimeo, and so on, and play them on your TV. Next, let`s get started to convert MP4 to TV.

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A Few Steps to Convert MP4 to TV

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Step 1. Launch the Software and Add files

Launch WonderFox Free HD Video Converter Factory on your PC and click on “Add Files” or drag files to the interface.

Step 2. Select an Output Format

Click the output format button on the right side. You can either choose your TV model under the corresponding Device tab or choose MP4 under the Video tab.

Step 3. Choose an Output Folder and Start to Convert MP4 to TV

Click on the inverted triangle at the bottom. Make sure everything is ready, then hit the “Run” button to begin to convert MP4 to TV. You just need to wait a few seconds before it`s done. When the conversion is over, you can stream your MP4 videos to TV.

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Method Two. Play MP4 Files on TV via Cables (HDMI, a DVI or VGA)

This method is very simple. First, you must have a cable (HDMI, a DVI or VGA), then check the cable ports on your computer and TV and plug in your cable accordingly, finally, set your input resource on your TV through the remote control or button on your TV. In the same way, you can connect your MP4 player for TV to watch videos via a cable.

Method Three: MP4 on TV via Wi-Fi

If you don't have cables to connect your computer with TV, you can also choose to connect your computer and TV wirelessly, but you must check if your TV is connected to the Internet or not before you start. First, connect your computer and TV to the same wireless network at the same time. Then open the computer Settings, and click on “Add a device”, and select your TV. Next, you can watch MP4 movies on your TV.

Tips. You can also connect your MP4 player for TV via Wi-Fi or directly download a MP4 player for TV.

Method Four. Play MP4 Videos on TV from USB

If your TV is not a smart TV and can't be connected to the Internet, you can also have your videos wrapped in a USB. Then plug the USB into your TV and select the input source through the remote control. Finally, you can watch movies on your TV.


Among the four methods mentioned above, I believe there is always one that can solve the problem of your MP4 video not play on your TV. But remember before you start, be sure to find out why MP4 videos can`t play on your TV so you can avoid some frustrations. If you start with an incompatible device, none of the latter three approaches will work.

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