Chromebook For Dummies
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Chromebooks by default come with media ports that allow you to power additional displays. This is handy when you use your Chromebook for extended periods of time, but it also has other uses — like, for instance, displaying movies on your television! Now you can simply connect your Chromebook to your television and use your computer to watch streaming video content.

If you are going to stream Internet content, you will need an Internet connection, otherwise you will need to have access to your video content on your Chromebook's internal hard drive or on a USB storage device that's connected to your Chromebook.

To connect your Chromebook to your TV, follow these steps:

  1. Locate the HDMI port on the side of your Chromebook and the HDMI port you plan to use on your television.

  2. Connect your Chromebook to your television by inserting an HDMI cable of appropriate length into these ports.

    Your Chromebook display may flicker as it detects and incorporates the television display.

  3. Change the input channel on your television to the HDMI port being used on your television.

    HDMI input ports are typically numbered — for example, HDMI 1, HDMI 2, and so on.

    The television will appear as an extension of your Chromebook desktop. If your Chromebook is set to mirror your display, the TV will look the same as your Chromebook desktop.

  4. Load the content you wish to stream. If you aren't mirroring your display, use your touchpad to drag the content viewing window to the television display.

    Your streaming content window appears on your television screen.

  5. Click the window's full screen button to make the streaming content occupy the entire television screen.

    Sit back, relax, and enjoy the show!

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Peter H. Gregory, CISSP, is an executive advisor at a global security advisory firm. He is also a cybersecurity advisor and adjunct instructor for the University of Washington and the University of South Florida and the author of more than 40 books.

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