Father's Day will be 2021 in two weeks. Different families will celebrate this day in different ways. Of course, many people use various devices such as GoPro cameras to record these beautiful moments. Then, one day in the future, the whole family will sit in front of the TV and relive these warm and happy moments. If you plan to relive the beautiful moments before with the whole family on Father's Day this year, you may still face a question: how do we connect GoPro to TV? Of course, I will introduce 5 ways to connect GoPro to TV in this article. In addition, I would also recommend a great software that can easily play GoPro videos.
Part 1: Connect GoPro to TV via HDMI
Among the methods I introduced to connect GoPro to TV, the easiest is to use HDMI cable. Because people only need to use a Micro HDMI to HDMI cable adapter to easily connect GoPro to TV. In addition, you must ensure that your TV allows HDMI input. The following are the specific steps to connect GoPro to TV using Micro HDMI to HDMI cable adapter:
Step 1: Insert one end of the Micro HDMI to HDMI cable adapter into the GoPro camera, and the other end into the TV.
Step 2: Turn on the TV first, and then turn on the GoPro camera.
Step 3: Use the TV remote control to set the TV as HDMI input.
Step 4: At this time, you can preview in real time in the GoPro camera. Navigate GoPro to the Play (Playback, Player) mode.
After completing the above steps, you can watch and play the photos and videos in the GoPro camera on the TV.
- Not all GoPro cameras allow HDMI connections. The GoPro camera models that allow HDMI connection are: Hero4 Black, Hero5 Black, Hero6 Black, Hero7 Black, Hero8 Black and Hero9 Black. In addition, Hero8 Black and Hero9 Black do not have micro-HDMI output function. To achieve this feature, you also need to purchase the Media Mod.
Part 2: Connect GoPro to TV via Screen Mirroring
Screen mirroring refers to using other devices to establish a wireless connection with the TV, and then, open videos or photos in the device and project them directly onto the TV screen. In this method, people do not directly connect GoPro to TV, but first transfer the videos and photos saved in the GoPro camera to the computer or other devices. Therefore, before using screen mirroring, you must first transfer the videos and photos saved in the GoPro camera to a computer or other device. If you are using a computer for screen mirroring, you need to establish a wireless connection between the computer and your TV. Then, use Apple AirPlay or Google Cast (Chromecast) to open the video you want to play or the picture you want to view. Finally, Apple AirPlay or Google Cast (Chromecast) will project them to your TV. If you are using a mobile phone for screen mirroring, you need to make sure that your mobile phone has the function of projecting to TV. Then, establish a wireless connection between the mobile phone and the TV. Then, open the video you want to play or the picture you want to view in your phone. Finally, use the projection function in the mobile phone to project the video or picture onto the TV.
Part 3: Connect GoPro to TV via USB Playback
Yes, you can connect GoPro to TV via USB playback. However, you must ensure that your TV allows USB input. You have two ways to accomplish this operation. The first method requires the help of a computer. First, copy the data in GoPro to a USB flash drive through a computer. Then, insert this USB flash drive into the USB port of the TV. Finally, turn on the TV and use the TV to read the data in the USB flash drive. After completing the above steps, you can open the videos and pictures saved in the GoPro camcorder on the TV. The second method is to remove the microSD card from the GoPro camera and insert it into a USB adapter. Then, insert this USB adapter into the USB port of the TV. Then, refer to the subsequent steps in the first method. Compared with the first method, the second method only omits the step of transferring data with the help of a computer. Of course, both methods require external tools. You can buy a USB flash drive or a USB adapter according to your needs.
Part 4: Connect GoPro to TV via SD Card Reader
Similar to the third method, you can also use an SD card adapter or a microSD card reader to connect GoPro to TV. It is worth noting that your TV must have an input port called "SD CARD". The specific steps are also similar to the third method. First, take out the microSD card from the GoPro camera and insert it into an SD card adapter or a microSD card reader. Then, insert the SD card adapter or the microSD card reader into the port named "SD CARD" on the TV. Finally, use the TV remote control to navigate the TV to the SD card option and read the data in the SD card. After completing these steps, you can use the TV to open the videos and photos in the GoPro camera. If you think that a USB flash drive or a USB adapter is more expensive, then buying an SD card adapter will be a good choice for you. Because it only costs a few dollars to buy an SD card adapter. Moreover, this method can well avoid compatibility issues, so that TV can easily read the data in the microSD card.
Part 5: Connect GoPro to TV via Composite Cable
The last method is for situations that your TV does not have an HDMI port or your GoPro model is old. At this time, you can connect GoPro to TV via a composite cable or RCA cable. Before that, I need to introduce RCA cable a little bit. An RCA cable has three ports, each port has a different color, and they are red, yellow and white. These three ports are respectively connected to the same color port in the TV. Therefore, when we want to connect the GoPro to the TV, we need to plug the three ports of the RCA cable into the three ports of the same color on the TV. Then, plug the last port of the RCA cable into the GoPro camera. The subsequent steps are the same as those of the first method. You can refer to the steps in the first method. In addition, this method is only suitable for older GoPro cameras, such as Hero3, Hero3+, and Hero4. If your GoPro camera model is relatively new, you can directly use one of the above four methods to connect GoPro to TV.
Bonus: How to Play GoPro Video on PC?
Generally speaking, the videos recorded with GoPro cameras are in MP4 format. Therefore, after the video saved from the GoPro camera is transferred to the computer, people can directly use those video playback software that can play the MP4 format video to watch the GoPro video.
As one of the best free video playback software on the market, Leawo Blu-ray Player can quickly identify and play videos in MP4 format. Therefore, Leawo Blu-ray Player is the best choice for playing GoPro videos. As a professional video player software, Leawo Blu-ray Player can play videos in various common formats, including: MP4, AVI, MKV, M4V and so on. In other words, Leawo Blu-ray Player can completely act as alternative to VLC, and become the default player in the computer. In addition to being able to play videos, Leawo Blu-ray Player is also a region-free DVD player. It can not only play DVD discs, DVD folders, but also play DVD ISO files for free. In addition, Leawo Blu-ray Player also provides users with the function of converting Blu-ray/DVD to MKV. All in all, because Leawo Blu-ray Player has all-inclusive functions, Leawo Blu-ray Player can not only meet the needs of users for playing GoPro videos, but also meet the needs of users for various other playback videos.
Region-free Blu-ray player software to play Blu-ray disc and DVD disc for free, regardless of disc protection and region restriction.
Play 4K FLV videos, 4K MKV videos, 4K MP4 videos, etc. without quality loss.
Play 1080P videos, 720P videos with lossless quality.
It is undoubtedly a happy thing that looking back at the beautiful moments with family. Because these moments are not only interesting but also memorable, we can always look back at these happy moments to get new feelings. If you want to connect GoPro to TV, and then use TV to watch these videos, you can refer to the method described above. In addition, if you want to watch GoPro videos on your computer, Leawo Video Player will be a good choice for you.