The Simple Ways to Play MP4 Videos on TV

by Brian Fisher • • Proven solutions

Can I Play MP4 on TV?

Do TVs play MP4 files? MP4 has become the most popular format used in devices such as iPhone, iPad, Android and such. If you are thinking whether you can play MP4 files on TV (Samsung TV included), you will get the answer over here. This article will show you how to play MP4 on TV (including Samsung TV, LG TV, SNOY TV, Panasinic TV, and even Apple TV. Stay tuned!

Part 1. How to Convert and Play MP4 Files on TV (with Guide!)

MP4 is not compatible with every device. Some TV support MP4, but not all of them. So if you want to play MP4 files on TV, you must convert MP4 to TV compatible formats. UniConverter will help you do the conversion. It helps convert MP4 or other video formats quickly and do NO harm to the resolution or video quality.

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[Step-by-Step Guide] How to Convert MP4 for Playing on TV Smoothly Using iSkysoft

There are 2 ways to play MP4 on TV. One is to connect your phone where contains your target MP4 to the TV, and switch TV input source to "HDMI signal" or "VGA signal". You can find the MP4 video from your phone there. While the second way is to connect your phone to a DVD, and open the DVD file from TV.

By following the guide below you will learn successfully convert your MP4 format for playback on TV:

Step 1. Add the MP4 File

Have UniConverter on your Mac or Windows PC. Open it. Go to the "Converter" tab and click "Add Files" to import MP4 file you want to convert. You can even burn more than one MP4 file at once. For this you can merge all them in one. A single video can also be classified into different mini clips.

If the desire MP4 video is on your phone, simply connect your phone to the computer and click the little drop down icon to load video from device.

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Step 2. Pick TV as Output Format

After uploading your desired MP4 file, you can select the TV supported format from the format tray. There are Samsung TV, LG TV, SNOY TV and Panasinic TV options available. For Apple TV, you can find it on Apple tab. Now select one of them according to your TV.

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Step 3. Convert MP4 to TV compatible format

When all the things are set in place you can click the "Convert" button to start conversion. After a few seconds you will get your MP4 video in TV compatible format.

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Step 4. Play MP4 on TV

Now you will have to put the converted video to your phone or external drive that can connect to your TV. Simply connect the device to the computer. Add the converted video to "Transfer" list at the Toolbox section to let the video go to your device. Finally, you just need to connect the device to your TV, switch TV to "HDMI signal" or "VGA signal". You can find your video and play it without any problem!

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Part 2. How to Burn MP4 Video to DVD for Playing on TV

UniConverter can also help you burn MP4 video to DVD, and play MP4 files on TV. Follow the below steps to make your own DVD and play it on TV!


Step 1. Load MP4 Videos

After launching the UniConverter, please go to the "DVD Burner" tab. And then import your MP4 files.

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Step 2. Burn MP4 to DVD

Now you can name the DVD file and choose a template for your DVD disc. Meanwhile, you can choose the quality and aspect ratio of the DVD file. After that, simply click the "Burn" button and the program will start burning your DVD disc. Finally, you can play your MP4 files on TV whenever you want.

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Part 3. Another 3 Ways to Play MP4 Files Files on TV

Apart from burning the MP4 format into DVD form there are several other ways too from which you can play MP4 on TV.

Method #1: Play MP4 to TV via Audio-Visual (AV) Cables

There are several cables that can be used for this purpose such as VGA, HDMI, S-Video and DVI. Your TV has got the compatible ports. Plug those in your TV and PC and play your MP4 video.

Method #2: Play MP4 to TV Wireless

Connect your Wi-Fi to your PC and then with the TV without the use of cables. A wireless PC to TV conversion box would be needed to do that. It will help the content from the internet to the PC.

Method #3: Play MP4 to TV via USB

There is always a USB port on your TV. All you have to do is to insert the USB in the right port and then play the MP4 format video on your TV.

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