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How To Connect a Nintendo Switch To a TV

If you own a Nintendo Switch, you know how much fun it is to play games on the go. However, did you know that you can also connect your Switch to your TV and enjoy a more immersive gaming experience? In this article, we'll explain how to connect your Nintendo Switch to a TV, step-by-step.

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How To Connect a Nintendo Switch To a TV

Step 1: Find the Dock

The first step in connecting your Nintendo Switch to a TV is to find the dock. The Nintendo Switch dock is included with each Switch console, and it allows you to display your gameplay on the television. Once you have the dock, open the back cover to reveal three labeled ports: AC Adapter, USB, and HDMI Out.

Step 2: Plug in the Adapter

The AC adapter goes into the top dock port, and the other end should be connected to a wall socket.

Step 3: Connect the HDMI Lead

Plug one end of the HDMI cable into the Switch Dock's HDMI Out port, and connect the other end to an available HDMI port on your TV or monitor.

Step 4: Route the Cable

Route the cable through the notch in the dock and close the back cover once it's done.

Step 5: Put the Switch into the Dock

Carefully put your Switch into the slot so that the charging port lines up with the connector inside the dock. Hold the Switch and position it so that its LCD screen faces the same direction as the dock's front panel. Slide the Switch into the space in the dock from the top, and at the bottom of the dock, you'll feel the Switch make its connection.

Step 6: Remove Joy-Cons

While still docked, remove the Joy-Con controllers from your Switch for docked play. Do this by pressing the tiny release button at the back of each controller, then slide the Joy-Con upwards to detach it from the Switch.

Step 7: Wake Up the Device

Power on your Nintendo Switch. You can do this using either one of your Joy-Cons or by pressing the power button on top of the Switch.

Step 8: Set the TV to the Right Channel

Next, turn on your TV and search for the correct HDMI input. Many TVs have a "Source" button on the remote or a menu for inputs among the settings.

Step 9: Skip Third-Party Docks

While it may be tempting to buy a third-party dock at a cheaper price, we recommend sticking with the original Nintendo Switch dock. Third-party docks may be rendered useless by Switch software updates or even damage your console. If you damage your Nintendo Switch dock, replace it with an original Nintendo Switch dock to ensure your console's safety.

By following these simple steps, you'll be able to connect your Nintendo Switch to your TV and enjoy your favorite games on a larger screen. Don't miss out on the fun and experience the full potential of your Nintendo Switch!

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