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 setup your GoPro using an HDMI cable, and that’s it! You’re all set to enjoy the beautiful memories with your family and friends.

Below sections will help you understand the ways of connecting your GoPro to your television.

 

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


GoPro is widely known for its quality and durability. The ease to connect the GoPro to your TV screen for an enjoyable, laid back experience makes it even more desirable. 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 an HDMI to Micro HDMI cable to connect the GoPro to the TV screen and a Micro 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 proceed. 

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This video shows you how to connect GoPro 5/6/7 to an external monitor through HDMI cable connection:

GoPro models with HDMI support

Most models including GoPro HERO (4,5,6,7) Black and HERO4 Silver DO have built-in HDMI ports. GoPro HERO Sessions, and HERO7 (White and Silver ONLY) do NOT have built-in HDMI ports. They have a USB port. Thus, these cameras will not be able to display media by directly connecting them to the TV. You can do the same by using a USB card adapter or a card reader.

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 to your TV screen, you need a media mod accessory. Media Mod has two cold-shoe mounts and an HDMI port.

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FAQ’s: GoPro HDMI Cable


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?

GoPro HERO4 Silver and Black have built in HDMI ports, but HERO4 Session does not. It has a Micro USB port.
Similarly, The HERO5 Session only has a USB-C port. It does not have an HDMI port, but HERO 5, 6 Black do.
The HERO7 Black has an HDMI port whereas, White and the Silver do not.
And HERO8 requires a media mod accessory to be able to connect through HDMI which comes included with a micro HDMI port.

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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.

Can you connect GoPro to TV with USB?

Yes, you can. 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?

HDMI cable is mainly used to transfer compressed audio/visual data and is not the best option for supplying power. But you can charge your GoPro using an HDMI cable, provided that it’s connected to a USB port that can provide +5 volts to charge the device (for instance, your iPhone charger).

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

Yes, GoPro HERO Black series cameras are capable of playing 4K Content on a 4K TV using an HDMI cable. For all other cameras, a USB card reader or USB drive can be used. 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.