kweliTV | Devices

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kweliTV now has a Roku and Apple TV app. kweliTV also supports Chromecast and Apple Airplay. Google Play/Android App is coming by October 1.

Roku & Apple TV

Once you select a monthly or annual subscription, you will be re-directed to our welcome message that has directions on how to add our app to your Roku or Apple TV device. If you are already a subscriber and need access, email us at help@kweli.tv and include the email address associated with your account so we can hook you up!

Chromecast & Airplay

Click the Google Cast icon to the right of the address bar and select your Chromecast from the list. Your tab should now appear on your TV. If you do not have the  extension to add the Chromecast icon to your computer, you can download
it.

While watching a video on your computer, iPhone or iPad while in Safari, simply click the AirPlay icon on the top, right hand side of the video.

Other Devices For TV

While we continue to work on developing more video apps, below we have provided directions on how to watch on kweliTV on a number of devices to your television.

Screen Mirroring: Screen mirroring allows you to replicate (or “mirror”) the screen of your Android, iPhone or Windows phone or tablet wirelessly onto your TV screen, letting you share (or “cast”) web pages, videos, photos, music, to your streaming device, such as Amazon Firestick, Roku, SmartTVs, etc. Download an app to screen to your television.

Amazon Fire Stick: You have two options, 1) (Recommended) Use your Fire TV to wirelessly display your phone or tablet screen on your TV screen. Click here for the directions on how to use your phone or tablet to stream on your Fire Stick. 2) You the "Downloader" browser on your Fire Stick. First, you would need to download “Downloader,” an app that helps Fire TV owners  surf the web and install popular apps not available from the Fire TV app store. It has just released version 1.1.1 with a built-in web browser. Now you can surf the web on your Fire TV and Fire Stick without needing a mouse or keyboard. Once you download the “Downloader” app, access the web like you normally would. Type in "kweli.tv" in your web browser and sign in and watch content just as you would on your computer.

If you have streaming issues while in Downloader, go to "Settings" in Downloader in the menu of the left hand side and click "Enable JavaScript" Download “Downloader.”

Smart TVs: If you have a Samsung SmartTV, and it is already connected to your home Wifi connection, you access your Smart Hub menu and select the Web Browser icon. Type in "kweli.tv" in your web browser and sign in normally as you would on your computer.

You may also "mirror cast" from your phone to your SmartTV. Most Samsung smartphones include a Screen Mirroring or Smart View feature which enables screen mirroring with Samsung Smart TVs and other smart devices. You may be able to connect your non-Samsung smart device to a Samsung TV but this will depend on the manufacturer of the non-Samsung device and the age and model of your Samsung TV. Download the SmartView app. Here are the directions for viewing kweliTV on your SmartTV.

Game consoles: Several video game consoles allow you to view movies online in addition to playing video games. All you need to do is make sure your video game system is connected to the Internet through your home network. Through Playstation, Xbox and Nintendo game systems, access the web like you normally would. Type in "kweli.tv" in your web browser and sign in and watch content just as you would on your computer. It will display on the TV connected to the gaming system.

COMPUTER, TABLET & SMARTPHONE

If you do not have a streaming device or smart TV, you can
always binge watch our content from your smartphone, tablet or computer directly through our website. To get a full screen, simply hit the two arrows on the bottom right corner of the video.

HDMI CABLE

If you do not have a streaming device or smart TV and YOU WOULD like to watch kweliTV on your television, here's how!

Source: Tom's Guide

Connect to a PC or a Mac to TV: Which cable you'll use to connect
a PC or Mac to a larger display will depend on the display output on
your computer. Many newer PCs and Macs have an HDMI port, so a regular
HDMI cable might do the trick. Svelte laptops sometimes have a smaller
HDMI port, called mini HDMI, or an even smaller jack, known as micro
HDMI. But no matter which cable you need, expect to pay about $10 for a
6-foot cable.

In other cases, you'll need an adapter. For example, for PCs with a DVI video output, you can use Monoprice's $8.25 DVI-to-HDMI adapter cable.
However, this won't bring audio to your TV. You'll have to either
listen through your PC's speakers (or headphones) or run a cable from
the headphone jack on the PC to an audio input on the TV (if it has
one).

For some Macs, a Monoprice Mini DisplayPort/Thunderbolt to HDMI adapter, which runs about $12, will do the trick. Macs built after late 2009 can use the HDMI cable for both audio and video. For audio, older Macs will need to use the computer speakers, the headphones or a separate cable from the headphone jack to the TV.

If your computer has only a blue, analog VGA port, hooking the machine up to your TV requires a bunch of hardware, making the process more trouble than it's worth. But if your computer is that old, it may be time to upgrade, anyway.

Connect Android Smartphone or Tablet to TV: You can push video from most Android devices to an HDTV or 4K set through Mobile High-Definition Link, or MHL. To check that your TV can accept the feed, first look for an MHL logo above one of the HDMI ports on the back of your set.

In most cases, if you have an HDTV with MHL built in, all you need is a micro USB-to-HDMI cable that plugs into the port on your mobile device and into the MHL-enabled HDMI input on the TV. Many newer Android phones use the reversible USB Type-C port, but similar cables are available for those phones. Take note, however, that some Samsung Galaxy devices, just to be different, require a special cable to connect to an MHL TV. Fortunately, no matter which cable you need, they are all available for about $10 for a 6-foot cord.

The MHL Consortium publishes a partial list of MHL-supported devices on its website (http://www.mhltech.org/devices.aspx). If you don't see your mobile device listed, check with the manufacturer. The latest version of MHL, movie buffs will be happy to note, supports 4K video, which new phones from the likes of LG also support.

HDMI ports on older TVs don't support MHL, so you'll need an MHL-to-HDMI adapter to supply the power. Several models are available from Monoprice for less than $25 each. You may need to plug your device's charger into the adapter to provide extra power (the phone's screen usually has to stay on during playback).

Select Google Nexus and LG G-series phones and tablets make use of a competing technology called SlimPort, as do all Amazon Fire devices. The benefit is that SlimPort doesn't require additional power. To hook up a SlimPort system to a TV, simply purchase a SlimPort-to-HDMI adapter. Then, attach the SlimPort cable to your phone and the HDMI end to your TV, just as you would with an MHL device.

Special note: MHL and SlimPort adapters are not cross-compatible, so be sure to get the proper adapter for your specific device.

A more convenient option for those with SlimPort gadgets is the SlimPort Nano-Console: a small and simple box that essentially turns your SlimPort device into a TV-ready streaming device or Android gaming console. The Analogix SlimPort Nano-Console, for example, comes with cables for a variety of devices, but at $55, it's considerably more expensive than a straightforward cable.

Connect an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch to TV: Apple sells a Lightning digital AV adapter that accomplishes the same thing as the Android cables. (A 30-pin version of the adapter is also available if you have an older iOS device.) This is essentially an
HDMI adapter for your iOS device: On one end, there's a Lightning plug
(or 30-pin adapter for older devices), and on the other end is an HDMI
port. Use any HDMI cable to go from the adapter to your TV's HDMI port.

The $49 Lightning adapters can handle 1080p video, and they work with all iPhones, iPads and iPod touches that have the Lightning port. The 30-pin digital AV adapter sells for $39 and requires an iPhone 4, iPad 2 second generation or iPod touch fourth generation or later.