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Can I Imitate Portal On My TV Without Purchasing Portal?

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Can I Imitate Portal On My TV Without Purchasing Portal?

So you know Portal for Messenger that allows full screen video calling? If all I want to do is display the chat on my TV, could I somehow cast it there? Maybe with Google devices?

Ideas? Trying to save $200 instead of purchasing Portal
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I think if you have a chromecast device, you can cast your android screen. Never tried it myself though.
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Why would you want it on your TV? Just use Facetime, Skype, or Duo and you can have the same thing on your tablet or phone and carry it around with you where you need it. A TV is immobile and just about the worst thing for this type of call.
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Piro21 wrote: Why would you want it on your TV? Just use Facetime, Skype, or Duo and you can have the same thing on your tablet or phone and carry it around with you where you need it. A TV is immobile and just about the worst thing for this type of call.
Because my son is under 2 years old and I'd like him to see his grandparents on my TV, as opposed to an iPad. It makes for a better experience, for him.
gr8dlr wrote: I think if you have a chromecast device, you can cast your android screen. Never tried it myself though.
I was unable to cast the conversation when I tried. Thought it would be that easy but I haven't found it yet.
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This is definitely possible. Two options I can think of for displaying Facetime on your TV:
  1. Hook up your iPad to your TV using a Lightning-to-HDMI cable, or
  2. Use Apple TV to mirror your iPad screen on your TV
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ChinpokoMon wrote: This is definitely possible. Two options I can think of for displaying Facetime on your TV:
  1. Hook up your iPad to your TV using a Lightning-to-HDMI cable, or
  2. Use Apple TV to mirror your iPad screen on your TV
Thanks but I'm generally using Android devices. I have Chromecasts ...
I'll think about Option 1, I just recently got an iPad but we aren't using it yet. Won't have Apple TV.
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