Streaming video is king in the contemporary world. It is hard to pass by any person without any streaming device or simply having a subscription to the streaming service. We do understand this transition of the viewers from cable TV to streaming, which is heavily fueled by internet services. The internet service providers have made the entire experience very smooth and easy.
Such as Xfinity users having the comfort of contacting Xfinity customer service at any given point to have their ambiguities cleared for their connection has been of great help. When there are such top-notch providers, it is only natural for the users to switch to their preferred mode of service.
In the last couple of years, we have seen a rise in the use of streaming devices as well. Such as television sticks, streaming bars, etc. So of course it was about time for the question of connecting multiple streaming players to the same TV set. In this guide today, we will discuss how you can connect more than one streaming player to the same television.
Connecting Multiple Streaming Players
Connecting a variety of media devices to television might be difficult. If you connect one media device at a time, connecting a Blu-Ray player, Home Theater, SAT Box, DVD player, DVR, Apple TV, Sound Bar, ROKU player, Cable Box, Digital Converter, Stereo Tuner, Streaming Media Player, or even an Audio Receiver, to television is simple.
Nevertheless, it can be easily achieved without creating any confusion if you arrange all of the necessary cords and organize them neatly. Pay close attention to how you route all of the cords such as HDMIs, that they are not naked and are also organized. We recommend that you label all the cables to help you remember which one goes where in case you ever want to disconnect any one of the devices.
Ways To Connecting Multiple Streaming Players to a TV
Follow the steps below so that you can set up connecting more than one streaming player to the same television set.
- Before you begin connecting any wires to your TV, be sure it is turned off.
- Before connecting anything to your television, ensure that you have all of the necessary media components and cables.
- If you have an option between HDMI and other types of cords, go for HDMI.
- To connect all of your media devices, you can use a power strip built with surge protectors. If there is a power fluctuation or a lightning strike, this will protect all electronic components.
- You can then start by connecting one media streaming player at a time.
- Connect one end of the cable to the television’s input port and one to the streaming device.
- Connect the power strip with the surge protector to the media device.
- Repeat this process until all of your media devices are connected.
- Get your TV remote and switch on the TV once all of your media devices are connected.
- Use the media device’s remote control to test and check each component.
- Make a list of which media devices are connected to which port on the TV so you know which input to connect to when you want to watch whatever player you choose. (Some television models allow you to mark each input in the menu option so you know which one is for which media component.)
To keep the wires orderly and concealed from view while watching the television, try to run them all in the same direction, and once you have connected all of your media devices, use cable ties to keep them all together and orderly.
So, it will be fair to say that yes you can connect multiple streaming players to the same television set if you follow the above-mentioned steps and you will be done with the setup with no hassle at all.