How to watch a Doors event on your connected TV

— A guide to cast from your device.

Doors is a browser based service. You can watch high fidelity livestreamed video in modern browsers on your smartphone, tablet or computer. If you have the right technology, casting the video to your TV could make the experience truly amazing.

Below we have listed a number of ways you can get to watch the show on the biggest screen in your home.

 

⚠ Known issues

A common setup people have is an iOS device, casting to a Chromecast device. Unfortunately a web browser on iPhone or iPad isn’t compatible with Chromcast.

Below you find less optimal options for iOS to Chromecast, but we recommend that you prepare another alternative, like Chrome browser (on your computer) to Chromecast.

Wireless

iPhone / iPad → Apple TV

1. Connect your device to the same Wi-Fi network as your Apple TV or AirPlay 2-compatible smart TV.

2. When the livestream video has started tap the Airplay icon and choose your Apple TV or AirPlay 2-compatible smart TV.

If you don't see an Airplay icon, try first pressing the fullscreen button and then look for the Airplay icon again.

If you still don't see an Airplay icon that could be due to compatibility issues between certain iOS/iPadOS versions and certain Apple hardware.

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Wireless

Android phone / tablet → Chromecast

Option A

If using Chrome as the web browser on your Android phone or tablet.

1. Connect your device to the same Wi-Fi network as your Chromecast.

2. When the livestream video has started tap the Chromecast icon and choose your Chromecast device*.

*Some smart TVs with built in Chromecast only support predefined video sources, which may result in casting to such TV from Doors wouldn't be possible.

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Wireless

Android phone / tablet → Chromecast

Option B

If not using Chrome as the web browser on your Android phone or tablet.

Google makes it easy to mirror the screen of any Android phone to a TV connected to a Chromecast. With Pixel phones, you'll find the option to cast your screen right in the notification shade, but for any other Android phone you can cast your screen from right in the Google Home app.

1. Connect your device to the same Wi-Fi network as your Chromecast.

2. Open the Google Home app on your phone.

3. Tap the Chromecast device you want to mirror your phone or tablet to.

4. Tap Cast my screen.

5. Tap Cast screen.

Google will warn you not to show any passwords or other sensitive data while screen recording or casting your screen.

6. Tap Start now to cast your screen to your Chromecast.

You can control the volume in the Home app and also tap the Stop mirroring button when you're done.

 

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Wireless

iPhone / iPad → Chromecast

Chromecast isn't natively supported from iOS, but you can mirror your iPhone or iPad to a Chromecast connected TV via third party iOS/iPadOS apps such as AllCast.

 

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Wireless

Chrome browser → Chromecast

Option A

1. Connect your device to the same Wi-Fi network as your Chromecast.

2. When the livestream video has started tap the Chromecast icon and choose your Chromecast device.

 

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Wireless

Chrome browser → Chromecast

Option B

Cast a Chrome browser tab from your computer onto your TV. 

1. Connect your computer to the same Wi-Fi network as your Chromecast.

2. In the Chrome browser, at the top right, click More ⋮  > Cast.

3. Choose the Chromecast device.

 

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Wireless

MacOS → Apple TV

With Apple TV or an AirPlay 2-compatible smart TV, you can mirror the entire display of your Mac to your TV.

1. Connect your Mac to the same Wi-Fi network as your Apple TV or AirPlay 2-compatible smart TV.

2. On your Mac, click the AirPlay icon in the menu bar at the top of your screen. If you don't see it, go to Apple  menu > System Preferences > Displays, then select "Show mirroring options in the menu bar when available."

3. Choose your Apple TV or AirPlay 2-compatible smart TV. Need help? See Apple support article

4. If an AirPlay passcode appears on your TV screen, enter the passcode on your Mac.

 

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Wireless

Android phone / tablet → Apple TV etc

You can use third party apps such as AirSync and AllCast to mirror your Android device's display to Apple TV, Roku, Amazon FireTV and more.

 

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Wired

Smartphone → TV

As an accessory to most modern smartphones you can buy a HDMI dongle, which enable you to connect your phone via a HDMI cable to your TV.

 

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Wired

Computer → TV

If your computer and TV have HDMI ports you can connect your computer to your TV directly via a HDMI cable. This turns your TV into an external computer monitor.

 

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