How do I connect my Nintendo Switch to my TV?
What do I need?
To connect your Nintendo Switch to your TV, you'll need the following items.
- The Nintendo Switch
- A TV or monitor with an HDMI connector
- The Nintendo Switch dock (or docking station)
- The Switch dock's power cable
Step 1: connecting the dock
The back of the docking station
Open the back
Connect the USB-C and HDMI cables
Open the back of the Switch dock and connect the included cables, the HDMI and the USB-C power cable, to the docking station. The connectors are labeled for your convenience.
Step 2: connecting the TV
Connect the other end of the HDMI cable to your TV or monitor's HDMI connector. Next, connect the power cable to the power socket. You can often find the connectors on the side or back of the TV or the bottom of your monitor.
Step 3: connecting the Switch
The USB-C connection in the docking station
Put the Switch in the correct position
Lower the Switch and gently push it until you feel a click
Carefully place your Nintendo Switch in the dock, so that the Switch fits on the dock's USB-C connector. The Switch tablet is just as wide as the dock, so use the Switch tablet's sides as a guideline. Gently push it down. Once the Switch is properly connected, its screen will turn off.
Step 4: Select input
Turn on your TV and select the right channel using the 'input' button on your TV's remote or using the menu and buttons of your monitor. The channel is often called 'HDMI 1' or 'HDMI 2', depending on which HDMI port you're using. Once you've selected the right channel, you'll see the Switch screen.