How to Stream to Your Television

The New Jersey Symphony will host virtual concerts on YouTube using private URLs. We will email you the private YouTube URL. Once you have the URL link, please follow the instructions below to view the New Jersey Symphony virtual concert on your television.

Apple Devices / Apple TV

To mirror your iPhone or other iOS device to a television that is attached to an Apple TV device:

  • Open the New Jersey Symphony virtual concert link located in your email on your iOS device.
  • Open the Control Center by pulling down from the top right corner of the iPhone screen (on iPhone 10 or higher) or up from the bottom of the screen (on iPhone 8 and earlier).
  • Tap Screen Mirroring.
  • Tap Apple TV in the list of available devices. A checkmark appears next to Apple TV when the connection is made, and the Control Center image appears on the television.
  • Tap the screen on your iPhone to close Control Center and display your content.
  • When you are ready to stop mirroring from your iPhone, reopen Control Center, click AirPlay and select Stop Mirroring.

Details on Airplay mirroring can be found here:

Android Devices

To mirror on an Android device, go to Settings and click Display, followed by Cast Screen. Then, tap the Menu button in the top right corner of the screen and check the Enable Wireless Display box. Your television streaming device should now appear in the Cast Screen section.

  • If your streaming device doesn’t appear, return to the Settings screen and reopen Cast Screen. 
  • Once you see your Roku box or Amazon Fire TV stick appear on the screen, simply tap on it to connect. Now, what you see on your mobile device is what will be displayed on your television. 


Stream to Chromecast from your desktop or laptop: 

  • Open the Chrome menu in the top right corner (three dots).
  • Choose the Cast option.
  • Select your casting source to connect your computer and television for playback.
  • If you have issues with a Chromecast stream, try setting the video to a lower quality.
  • To disconnect from Chromecast, click the blue Stop icon next to your casting source.

Stream to Chromecast from tablet or smartphone 

  • To start mirroring, simply connect your Android device to the same Wi-Fi network as your Chromecast.
  • Open the Google Home application.
  • Tap the navigation drawer in the top left. 
  • Tap the Cast Screen button, then select your Chromecast.

Smart TV (EX: Samsung TV)

  • Use your smart television’s internet browser to access the New Jersey Symphony’s concert link in your email.
  • Stream directly to your television.

Roku Mirroring

You must first enable screen mirroring on your Roku device. This can be done by clicking on Settings in the left navigation bar, followed by Screen Mirroring. 

  • Roku can mirror from newer Android and Windows devices. 
  • Note: there is no internet browser option provided with native the Roku apps. 

Amazon Fire TV Stick Mirroring (Windows)

  • Before getting started, make sure that the Amazon Fire TV Stick is set up properly and that your PC and Fire TV Stick are on the same Wi-Fi network. 
  • Press and hold the home button until a menu pops up on the screen. 
  • Select Mirroring. You will now see a message that says, “While this screen is open, guest devices can wireless mirror their display to: (name)’s Fire TV Stick.” 
  • On your Windows 10 PC, open the notifications section by clicking on the message icon at the bottom right of the screen. 
  • Click on Connect. You should see your Amazon Fire TV Stick listed if both devices are on the same Wi-Fi network. 
  • Click on the Amazon Fire TV Stick listed to connect. You should now see your PC screen mirrored on the TV. 
  • Projection Modes
  • Duplicate—mirrrs everything on your PC
  • Extended—Uses yur TV as a second screen
  • Second Screen Only—Uses your TV as the primary display

Stream to Your Television With Cables and/or Adapters

Many televisions and laptop/desktop computers come equipped with an HDMI port. If your television has an HDMI port: 

  • Try connecting your Apple device using a lightning-to-HDMI cable. 
  • Try connecting your Android device using a micro-USB or USB-C to HDMI cable. 
  • Try connecting your laptop or desktop using an HDMI-to-HDMI cable. 

Once connected via cable, select the appropriate source location on your television. You should now be able to deliver your computer video and sound through your home entertainment system. 

These instructions were inspired by our friends at the Orchestra of St. Luke’s.