Because of the way the technology works, we have to Crowdwatch through a computer (not mobile) version of the Google Chrome browser. This can feel like a bit of a drag; we don't know about you, but we think it's much more fun to watch on the big-screen TV! Fortunately, that's still absolutely possible: we just need to connect the TV to the computer.

Each setup will be different depending on your TV and your computer. Here are some of the more likely options that you can get your Crowdwatch on your TV screen:

HDMI Cable (most dependable)

The fastest and most reliable way to display Crowdwatch on your TV is to connect your computer to the TV with an HDMI cable and display the computer screen directly on the TV. (You're basically using the TV as a monitor). HDMI cables are the same cables used in Blu Ray players and newer video game systems, so this is what TV's are built for, and this method guarantees the best picture quality.

Connect PC to TV with HDMI cable

Connect Mac to TV with HDMI cable

If you don't have an extra HDMI cable to use this way, we suggest picking one up on Amazon.com.

Chromecast: Cast Desktop

If you have Chromecast set up on your TV, you can cast from Google Chrome to your Chromecast and display your Crowdwatch on your TV through your Chromecast device. Given that a Chromecast only costs around $30, many people find this an attractive option. Depending on the speed of your computer and network though, this can result in occasional dropped frames and lower video quality than connecting your computer directly to your TV with a cable.

When you cast from Google Chrome to your Chromecase, it's critical that you select "Cast Desktop" - not "Cast Tab". If you cast the tab instead of the desktop, you'll see the video, but you'll lose the extra Crowdwatch elements.

Chromecast Cast Desktop

Apple TV: Airplay

If you are using a Mac computer and have an Apple TV already hooked up to your TV, you can use Airplay to stream from your computer to the Apple TV and display it on your screen through your Apple TV unit. Apple makes this very straightforward, but depending on the speed of your WiFi network, it's possible you may experience some choppy frames if you view a Crowdwatch this way.

Airplay from Mac to Apple TV

It is also possible that you may be able to airplay to your smart TV without an Apple TV. If you have a Mac computer and you want to explore this option, google "does [insert your TV model] to airplay?"

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