Instagram is the popular photo and video sharing platform. It is one of the social media apps to have a huge user base. Instagram is all about creating and sharing photos or videos as posts or stories. It is a great tool to connect not only with friends but also with the community of users. This includes influencers, celebrities, brands, and mote. While it is accessible from phone and PC, lots of users are looking for ways to use Instagram on a smart TV. With this, you shall experience a hands-free Instagram experience right on your TV.
Procedure to Use Instagram on Smart TV
Instagram isn’t available officially for the smart TV platform. However, the section below will guide with alternative ways.
- Using Google Home App
- From Chrome Browser from PC
- Using AirPlay
Note: Most of the Smart TVs support screen casting and mirroring. Hence, you can either one of the above methods works perfectly.
Instagram on Smart TV using Android (Google Home App)
This method works if your TV comes with an in-built Chromecast. If you have paired your Chromecast TV with the Google Home app from an Android, then you can cast Instagram to TV.
Things you Need:
- Chromecast dongle or Chromecast built-in TV
- Android phone with Google Home app
(1). At first, you should connect Chromecast TV and casting phone to the same Wi-Fi.
(2). Launch Google Home app on your handheld.
(3). Click on the Chromecast TV name on the home screen of the Google Home app.
(4). Navigate to the bottom and click on the Cast my Screen button.
(5). If you get a warning message on the pop-up, select the Cast screen option.
(6). After establishing the connection, the Android screen will be cast to Chromecast TV.
(7). On your handheld, launch the Instagram app and the same will be screen cast to your smart TV.
Instagram on Smart TV from PC
The below section will let you access the Instagram app and its features on your smart TV right from the PC. Here goes the procedure in brief.
Things you Need:
- Windows or Mac PC
- The latest version of Chrome web browser
- Chromecast TV or Chromecast dongle
(1). Connect your PC and Chromecast TV to the same Wi-Fi or internet connection.
(2). Launch the web browser of your choice on your desktop or laptop.
(3). Visit https://www.instagram.com and log into your account with the necessary details.
(4). Right-click anywhere on the current tab to select the Cast option on the pop-up.
You shall otherwise go to Chrome Menu to choose the Cast option.
(5). Choose the Chromecast TV name on the Cast to tab. Under the Sources tab, select the Cast tab option.
(6). If the connection is successful, then you will see your Instagram on your PC.
Instagram on Smart TV using iOS (Airplay)
With the AirPlay technology, iPhone users can screen mirror Instagram app to a smart TV. Apart from Apple TV, there are a few smart TVs that support Airplay like LG Smart TV.
(1). Make sure to keep your iPhone and TV connected to the same WiFi.
(2). On your iOS device, launch Control Center and click on the Screen Mirroring option.
(3). Choose your smart TV on your iPhone and let it connect to the TV.
(4). Now, launch the Instagram app on your iPhone from the apps section to let it show the same on your Apple smart TV.
That was all about accessing the Instagram app on different TV models. Hope that was a useful section to you in dealing with it. Leave a comment below if in case of any issues or queries we should address with.
Related: Facebook on Samsung Smart TV
Frequently Asked Questions
Is there a built-in cast option available on Instagram?
No. Instagram isn’t a cast-ready app and it doesn’t have a cast feature.
Can I watch Instagram live feeds on TV?
Yes. You shall follow the same procedure as discussed in the above section to watch Instagram live feeds on your TV.
Can I cast Instagram using the built-in cast feature of Android device?
Yes. If you have the latest Android OS installed device, then you can cast Instagram to TV.
What are the Instagram contents that I can watch on smart TV?
Instagram users can access almost all the features app features on TV. It includes live feeds, reals, video, and more.