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, 2016 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.

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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