Normally, when we make video conferences with our friends and family, or for work, we usually do it from a computer or mobile device. However, with the advancement of television technologies, it is also possible to connect a webcam to our tv and enjoy video calls on a much larger screen.
In this article we show you how to connect a webcam to our tv and descargar Zoom to make video calls through the TV screen itself.
Not all televisions are compatible, so it is better to trust Android TV
It is worth mentioning that the USB ports of our television, in addition to serving as a way to connect an external storage device, also have other very useful functions. One of them is that of connect a webcam to take advantage of the large panel of the television and be able to make video calls. However, we note that not all televisions or webcams are compatible.
As the use of the webcam on a television is something that is not very widespread, there are few televisions in which it is possible to do so. However, if you have a television with Android TV as the operating system or a set-top box based on this system, the chances that you can connect your webcam will increase. You must also have a webcam compatible with Android. You can see the complete list through this link.
Connect the webcam to the TV
To connect a webcam to our Android TV, simply connect the camera via USB in one of the ports that the television brings. And just like that, we will have the camera connected. Remember that the webcam must be compatible with this operating system.
There are times when, even if the webcam is compatible, its audio or video may fail. This is due to updates to the system itself. and not to the webcam, something we can’t do much more about.
To improve the video call experience, it would be advisable to also plug in a wireless keyboard and mouse to the television via USB, since it will provide us comfort when entering our data or setting up the meeting.
Download Zoom on our TV
Zoom is one of those applications that is not completely adapted to Android TV, which is why to download it, we will have to depend on external sources. both in APKMirror like in APKPure we can download its APK and transfer it to our TV to install it. Remember that this works both for televisions with Android TV, and set-top boxes with Android system. In this link you can find a guide on how to install APKs from external sources to our television.
Once the app is installed on our television, if it does not appear in our application library, you can solve it by downloading an external launcher. We recommend Sideload Launcherwhich we can find in the Play Store itself, and that allows us to see those installed apps that do not have full support for Android TV. Within this new app, the previously downloaded Zoom application should appear.
Already in Zoom, just enter our data and we will have the opportunity to make video calls through the television. This option is highly recommended, especially when we have family and friends at home and we want to see the people we have in the distance in a comfortable and more ‘big way’ way.
Source: Xataka Smart Home by www.xatakahome.com.
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