How to Connect Nintendo Switch to Your TV?

When The Nintendo Switch was released it had a normal Multi-Touch, LCD, 6.2-inch display. Even though it was one of the best, you can do so much with a 6-inch screen. People loved to play their favorite game on the newly released Nintendo console. The Nintendo Switch was a unique console.

Connect Nintendo Switch to Smart TV

As with all the other consoles, they are all connected to an external TV but the Switch had portability. Even though you were not able to connect to a TV, you were always able to play your favorite games on the go. In 2019, Nintendo released the Nintendo Dock.

This Dock basically allows you to connect your Nintendo Switch to your TV. You are not restricted to a 6.2-inch display, now you can play your favorite games on your home TV without losing any quality.

Here are the things you’ll need to connect your Nintendo Switch to your TV:

  1. Nintendo Switch
  2. Nintendo Dock
  3. HMDI Cable
  4. Power cable

How to Connect Nintendo Switch to TV:

Connecting your Switch to a TV is one of the easiest ways.
You can follow these steps to connect your Switch to a TV:

  1. Put your Switch inside the Dock as shown in the image
    Switch Dock
  2. Now connect your HDMI cable and the Power cable on the back of the dock
    Power & HDMI
  3. Now, plug the other end of the HDMI cable on the back of your TV
  4. Turn on the Nintendo Switch, the light on the dock should light up
    Dock light

Now, you can turn your TV on and switch to the mode that you plugged your HDMI in. For example, if you plugged it in your HDMI 3 port click on the mode HDMI 3 on your TV using your remote.

Can I Connect a Nintendo Switch Lite to a TV?

The Nintendo switch Lite was launched on September 20, 2019. This device was specifically intended to be a hand-held device. Nintendo made this for you to play games on the go. As the name “Lite” applies to being compact. This device does not have the video output internals as the Nintendo Switch.

This device does not even include the portable joycons. This device is not able to connect to the TV using the Nintendo Dock.

Nintendo Switch Lite

Alternate Ways of Connecting Nintendo Switch Lite to TV:

The Nintendo Switch lite was not designed to be played on a TV. This feature was taken out to make it compact and easier to use. This device is not even able to fit inside the Nintendo Dock. If you tried this and you thought that your Nintendo dock is not working, you can stop worrying as this device is not able to display anything to the TV.

People found an alternate way of making it display your game to your TV. This method is a hassle, but you really want to play your games on your TV you can use this method.
Following are the things you’ll need:

  1. A Smart Phone with a good camera (for demonstration we are using an iPhone 6)
  2. A Lightning cable to HMDI converter
  3. Phone stand


Note: The converter does not have to be a lighting cable it has to be the port that your phone uses to charge. For example Type-C, Lightning cable, Mirco USB-B, etc. Your phone also must support screen mirroring

How to Set It Up:

From here it is a little complicated, you have set your phone up on your stand and have to angle its camera on the screen of the Nintendo Switch Lite.

Now, connect your HDMI convertor to your phone and then to your tv. Turn the mirror screen option on and the phone should perfectly display all your gameplay to your TV via your camera

Note: To remove the camera UI you can use a third-party app, as the default does not allow to hide the UI of the camera


Bilal Masood

Bilal is a young and blooming technical writer driven by his passion to get under the skin of all sort of software bugs. His inquisitive mind likes finding solution to complex problems hence the software bugs intrigues him and he can't rest before he gets to the root of them. His excellent aptitude for softwares, fueled with his undying passion and topped with his ability to communicate to the reader in an easy, clear, and crisp manner has got him 3 years of experience doing technical documentation.