It’s always great to get back home and watch your thrilling adventures captured with GoPro, on the big screen. You can connect your GoPro to your television by following an easy procedure. All you need to do is to set up your GoPro using an HDMI cable, and that’s it! You’re all set to enjoy beautiful memories with your family and friends.

This article will help you understand the ways of connecting GoPro to your television.

 

How to Connect Your GoPro to a TV, Monitor, Projector


This is generally done via HDMI or USB cable (depending on the GoPro model and where you want to connect the GoPro).

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The basic procedure to connect GoPro to a TV requires a Micro HDMI to Standard HDMI cable to connect the GoPro to the TV screen.

Note that NOT all GoPro camera models have an HDMI out (Hero 12, 11, 10, 9 and 8 for instance). If that’s your case, then you need the to get a GoPro accessory called GoPro Media Mod which has an HDMI output that you can use.

GoPro models with HDMI Out

Most models including GoPro HERO (4,5,6,7) Black and HERO4 Silver DO have built-in HDMI ports.

GoPro HERO Session, and HERO 7 (White and Silver ONLY) do NOT have built-in HDMI ports, therefore these camera models can NOT be connected to a TV unfortunately.

Similarly, the same can be done for HERO Max as it does NOT support HDMI output through a direct connection. You can save your files to an adapter or USB drive that is compatible with your TV.

In order to connect  the GoPro HERO8 and GoPro Hero 9 to your TV screen, you need a Media Mod accessory. Media Mod has two cold-shoe mounts, a micro-HDMI port output and a 3.5mm audio input.

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Neither GOPro Hero 11 and Hero 10 have HDMI support. To link the GoPro HERO11 with your television, the Media Mod attachment is required.

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If you want to know how to connect it with a TV read this article: GoPro Hero 11 HDMI Cable Guide

How to Connect GoPro to TV: 4 Steps

Assuming that you’ve got a GoPro camera model with a micro-HDMI out port or a Media Mod, then just follow these 4 simple steps:

  1. Before starting the process, make sure your GoPro is turned OFF.
  2. Plug the HDMI cable to your Television’s HDMI port and the other end to the GoPro’s micro-HDMI out port.
  3. Turn on your GoPro.
  4. Select the correct HDMI input on the TV and you should be able to view on TV what the GoPro sees.
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Learn how to connect your GoPro to TV/Monitor:

GoPro HDMI: How to Connect GoPro to a TV/Monitor

 

FAQ


GoPro HDMI cable is a power gear which transmits audio and video signals data between devices. It enables you to have a better glance of what you have captured while your various adventures. If you still have some queries, they surely would be answered in this next section…

Does GoPro have HDMI out?

HERO 12, 11, 10 and 9 require usage of a media mod.

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And HERO 8 requires a media mod accessory to be able to connect through HDMI which comes included with a micro HDMI port.

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GoPro HERO 4 Silver and Black have built in HDMI ports, but HERO 4 Session does not. It has a Micro USB port.

Similarly, The HERO 5 Session only has a USB-C port. It does not have an HDMI port, but HERO 5, 6 Black do.
The HERO 7 Black has an HDMI port whereas, White and the Silver do not.

Can I hook my GoPro to my TV?

Yes, The basic procedure involves a Micro HDMI cable and HDMI adapter. Before starting the process, make sure your GoPro is turned OFF. Plug the large connector end of the HDMI cable to your Television’s HDMI port and the other end to the Micro HDMI adapter. Connect the adapter to your GoPro and turn it ON. Select the correct HDMI input on the TV and you are good to navigate.

Learn also how to connect your GoPro to the computer>>>

Can you connect GoPro to TV with USB?

Normally you can’t. But there is a way around it if you need to show your media to a TV/Monitor: remove the microSD card from your camera and insert it into a USB adapter, like the one by SanDisk. Then insert that into your TV’s USB port. The card reader should be compatible with your television.

Does GoPro come with HDMI Cable?

No, GoPro does not come with an HDMI Cable. You can purchase the HDMI cable according to your GoPro model and the one compatible with the gadget to which you want to connect your GoPro.

Can you charge a GoPro with an HDMI cable?

No. HDMI cable is mainly used to transfer compressed audio/visual data and is not the best option for supplying power.

Can GoPro HERO cameras play 4K Content on a 4K TV?

Yes, latest GoPro HERO camera series are capable of shooting and playing 4K content on a 4K TV using an HDMI cable. Make sure that the TV supports 4K definition else the footage will be all wobbly and choppy.

Can GoPro Max connect to a TV via HDMI?

No, it can’t. The GoPro MAX does not support HDMI output through a direct connection. You can save your files to an adapter or a USB drive that is compatible with your TV set.

Types of HDMI cables Explained

There are several types of HDMI cables, each with different capabilities and specifications:

  1. Standard HDMI: This is the most basic type of HDMI cable and can transmit 720p or 1080i video signals.
  2. High-Speed HDMI: This type of cable can handle higher resolutions and frame rates, including 1080p, 4K, and even 8K video, as well as 3D content and deep color.
  3. Premium High-Speed HDMI: This cable supports all the features of High-Speed HDMI, but also includes additional features such as dynamic HDR and enhanced audio return channel (eARC).
  4. Ultra High-Speed HDMI: This is the latest type of HDMI cable and can handle the highest resolutions and frame rates, including 8K60 and 4K120, as well as advanced features such as variable refresh rate (VRR) and quick frame transport (QFT).

It’s important to note that while newer cables may offer more features and capabilities, not all devices support these newer standards. So it’s always a good idea to check your device specifications to ensure that you’re using the right type of HDMI cable for your needs.

 

 

 

Thanks for reading!

I hope this guide helped you learn which GoPro models support HDMI output and the steps to connect your GoPro to a TV via HDMI-out 🙂

 

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