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I have plugged my phone up to my through the usb and on my phone it says connected as media device. But when I go to the usb in the settings on my tv it says there no device connected. Any ideas?

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    Yupp. Your TV probably doesn't support MTP – and recent Android versions no longer support USB mass storage. Both speak a "different language", so to say, and cannot understand each other. – Izzy Mar 26 '16 at 15:36
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There are two common ways:

  • Some smartphones support MHL (Mobile HDMI Link) cables.
  • Most smartphones are equipped with Miracast. Screen Mirroring can be enabled/disabled in the quick toggle menu, which also contains WiFi,Bluetooth,Torch,etc.
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The phone is just charging and not connected because maybe your TV doesn't support that feature. Try using Screen Mirroring in Settings>Display>Wireless Display.

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