Toshiba has been in the television market since the 70s.
While other brands have come and gone, Toshiba persists.
And this is all thanks to their keen eye for development.
The latest on their string of innovations?
Let me help you enjoy their technology.
Keep reading to discover:
- 9 great ways to cast to a Toshiba TV.
- How to connect your phone to a Toshiba using an HDMI cable.
- What’s the best method of connecting your Toshiba TV to a laptop.
- 3 affordable streaming devices you should be using on your Toshiba to cast your display.
- And so much more…
How to cast to Toshiba TV – 9 ways
#1: With the in-built casting feature
Casting a display on any TV has never been easier.
For Android phones, displaying your screen to your Toshiba TV is just a few presses away.
Use the in-built casting feature on your phone.
So, to cast your Android to the TV, simply do the following instructions:
- Head to the Settings menu on your phone.
- Go to the Connection & Sharing tab.
- Select Cast or Screencast.
- Switch Cast to On.
- Choose your Toshiba TV from the list of devices.
Note: Unlike iPhones, several manufacturers develop Android phones. This means that there’s no universal way of doing this. That said, the directions should be similar.
Wait for a few seconds, and your phone’s display should be on your Toshiba screen.
Did it work? If not…
You might have the casting feature on your Toshiba off. Here’s how you can enable it:
- Press the Home button on your remote.
- Tap the Settings button on the top right corner of your screen.
- Go to Apps, which should be under the TV option.
- Select Google Cast Receiver.
- Toggle it on.
Note: This only works for Toshiba Android TVs. Toshiba models that run on a different OS should already have this on by default.
You may also be interested in: 7 Common Toshiba TV Problems And Solutions
#2: With the Google Home app
As a homeowner, Google Home might be my favorite app on the market. With it, I can:
- Give commands to other smart appliances.
- Control my TV using my smartphone as a remote.
- Get a Voice Assistant that reminds me of my schedule.
- Listen to podcasts and have it automatically turned off when I’m asleep.
- Automate my daily routine, like reading the news or checking the weather.
Not only that, but it also allows me to cast my phone’s display to the TV seamlessly.
Before you can do this, there are a couple of things you need to ensure first:
- Your phone is running Android 5.0 or later.
- The Power Saving function on your phone is disabled.
- Your Google Home app has permission to use your Android device’s microphone.
Got all of those? Now, proceed to:
- Connect your phone and TV to the same Wi-Fi network.
- Open the Google Home app on your phone.
- Look for your Toshiba TV on the list of devices.
- Hold the tile corresponding to your TV until a dropdown menu appears.
- Select Cast Screen.
And you’re done.
#3: Using AirPlay
Enough with Android…
Let’s discuss how to cast your iPhone’s display to the Toshiba.
Fortunately, casting using an iPhone is easy too.
You just need to ensure that your Toshiba is AirPlay 2 compatible.
But first, you need to ensure that your Toshiba can use AirPlay.
There isn’t an official list of models for this…
That said, the first Toshiba TV with Airplay 2 compatibility was their 4K TV released in 2020.
So, it’s safe to assume that TVs released after that can use AirPlay.
Is your Toshiba one of those? Then, all you need to do to cast your iPhone is:
- Open the Control Center on your Apple device.
- Press Screen Mirroring.
- Wait until it finds your TV.
- Select your TV once it pops up.
- If a code is needed, copy the one on your TV screen.
#4: Download the AllCast app
Got a picture of a cute dog? Or maybe a funny video with your grandparents?
You can easily play these on your TV using DLNA.
This stands for “Digital Living Network Alliance.”
What this does is, instead of casting your whole display…
It just plays your current media on your TV.
Sounds great, right? Now, there are a couple of apps that offer DLNA services.
However, the one I trust most is AllCast. (Available on Android and iOS).
And the cherry on top?
You only need to install this on your phone, not your TV.
If you want to give AllCast a try, follow these 5 quick steps:
- Download the AllCast app on your phone.
- Open the app.
- Wait until AllCast finds your TV.
- Connect to your Toshiba.
- Select any photo or video from your gallery to cast on your TV.
See? It’s quick and simple.
If you’re interested in learning more about AllCast…
Check out this video:
#5: With Google Chrome
Let’s move on from phones…
Now, let’s turn our focus to laptops.
Google Chrome is the easiest way to connect your laptop to the TV.
This browser can use your Wi-Fi signal to broadcast your display to your Toshiba.
And the process of connecting Chrome to your TV is pretty easy too. You just need to:
- Connect your laptop and TV to the same Wi-Fi network.
- Download and install Google Chrome.
- Open Google Chrome.
- Press the More (3 dots) button on the upper right corner of your browser.
- Select Cast.
After this, you’ll have 3 choices:
- “Cast desktop.”
- “Cast a music or video file.”
- “Cast the current browser tab.”
Simply pick the one that best suits your needs.
Now, wait a couple of seconds until the display on your TV refreshes and displays your laptop.
#6: Extend your laptop’s display
Why do you want to cast your display to a Toshiba TV?
Personally, I sometimes want a second monitor for my laptop…
But I don’t want the hassle of using an HDMI cable.
Thankfully, there’s a way to use your TV as a second monitor wirelessly.
First, you need to check if your laptop supports Miracast. And this is how you can do that:
- Open your laptop.
- Type “CONNECT” on the Windows Search Bar.
- If “Connect to a Wireless Display” appears, you can use Miracast.
If yes, then all that’s left to do to extend your display is:
- Go back to your laptop’s Desktop menu.
- Press the Windows Key and P on your keyboard simultaneously.
A prompt should appear on the right side of your screen with these choices:
- PC Screen Only: Does nothing.
- Extend: Uses a connected device as your second monitor.
- Duplicate: Casts the current display on your laptop to a device.
- Second Screen Only: Turns off your laptop screen and opens a second screen on a connected device.
- Press “Connect to a Wireless Display.”
- Select your TV once it appears on the list.
- Choose whatever you want from the 4 listed above.
After that, you should now be able to use your TV as a computer screen.
#7: From the streaming app itself
Want to watch a show from your favorite streaming app but for some reason…
The content isn’t available on your Toshiba TV?
Then, I’ve got the fix for you. Stream an app from your phone directly to the TV using these instructions:
- Open the streaming app on any laptop or smartphone.
- Play the content you want to watch.
- Once it’s playing, tap your screen or move your cursor a little.
- Press the Cast button.
- Select your TV from the list of devices.
#8: Using a streaming device
If none of the previous methods work…
It’s time to throw money at the problem:
Get a streaming device.
It’s a more secure and reliable alternative to Toshiba’s smart platform.
What do I recommend?
Well, there’s a lot to choose from.
However, these 3 are my picks for all your casting needs:
- Amazon Fire Stick.
- Roku Express 4K+.
- Chromecast with Google TV.
Once you have any of those, this is how you can use it to cast your display:
- Connect your Fire Stick and the other device to the same network.
- Press the Home button on your Fire Stick remote.
- Select Mirroring.
- Connect your Roku and the other device to the same network.
- Press the Settings button on your Roku TV remote.
- Go to the System tab.
- Select Screen Mirroring.
Chromecast with Google TV
- Connect your Chromecast and the other device to the same network.
- Tap the Home button on your remote.
- Press the Settings button on the top right corner of your screen.
- Under TV, select Apps.
- Switch Google Cast Receiver to On.
#9: With an HDMI cable
Do you want to ensure that your mirrored display is secure and lossless?
Then, my friend, an HDMI cable is the right tool for you.
Now, you might be wondering:
“How can I connect my phone to the TV using an HDMI cable?”
Simple. You just need to buy one of these adapters:
Once you have those, insert one end of the cable to your TV. And then the other to your device or adapter.
After that, grab your remote and switch to the proper HDMI input.
What is the best solution for casting on a Toshiba TV?
The best solution for casting on a Toshiba TV depends on what kind of device you have.
For Apple devices, it’s best to use the AirPlay feature. You can find the instructions for using that under “#3: Using AirPlay.”
As for Android, it’s best to use the Google Home app. Refer to “#2: With the Google Home app” for directions.
Lastly, the best way to connect your laptop to a Toshiba TV is using an HDMI cable.
Can I cast from my phone to Toshiba TV?
You can cast your phone to a Toshiba TV using AirPlay for iPhones and Google Home for Android.
Alternatively, if you just want to watch media from your phone on the TV…
It’s best to use the AllCast app.
For instructions, go to the section on this article titled, “#4: Download the AllCast app.”