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How do I stream Virtual Screening Room films to my TV?

Adapted from our friends at the Nickelodeon Theatre 

 

Every new release we offer will be available through the individual distributor’s websites and streaming services. You’ll be taken to their websites to purchase and watch the film, but a portion of your ticket will help support Pickford Film Center. You will be sent an email after your purchase with a streaming link for the film.

The easiest way to get content from your computer (from your emailed link) to your TV screen is to “mirror” what’s on your computer to your TV with an HDMI cord.  Simply connect your computer to your TV with the cord and you are set!

If your TV allows you to logon to the internet, you can navigate to your email account, and then play the film from the link sent to you by the distributor.


 

Other options: How do I watch on my Smart TV?

It depends on the Smart TV you have, there are several options.

Chromecast

You can cast a video from your computer or smart device (phone, iPad) using the following steps

  • Open the movie on your device (computer or phone)
  • At the bottom right of the screen you should see the casting icon. It looks like this: casting icon on mobile device
  • If you don’t see that icon and you’re casting from a computer in the Chrome browser, you can open the menu in the upper right corner of the window (or the View menu) and select “Cast”
  • Once you select that button, it should give you the option to select a nearby device, so you’d then select your Chromecast. If you don’t see your Chromecast, make sure both devices are on the same wireless network

You can find more details on the Chromecast website.


Apple TV

You can do that using a method called AirPlay! Here is how to do it:

  • Open the movie on your iPhone or iPad
  • At the bottom right of the video window you should see the AirPlay icon. It looks like this: AirPlay icon
  • Once you tap the icon, select “Apple TV” from the list of devices

And that should be it! You can also find these instructions and more information on the Apple website.


Roku

You can cast a video from your computer or device (phone, ipad, etc) using the following steps:

  • Open the movie on your device
  • At the bottom right of the screen you should see the casting icon. It looks like this: casting icon on mobile device
  • Once you select that button, it should give you the option to select a nearby device, so you’d then select your Roku/Chromecast.
  • If you don’t see your Roku/Chromecast, make sure both devices are on the same wireless network. The channel should launch automatically and playback will begin!


Watching from an App on Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire, etc

Some Smart TVs will let you download Apps from distributors onto your smart TV – then you can sign in to the app and watch the film through the app.

Learn how to download an App on RokuApple TVAmazon Firestick

Learn how to download particular apps for the following distributors (not all) we are partnering with for our Virtual Screening Rooms:

Still having trouble? Send us an email, and we can setup a time to chat over the phone and figure it out: info@pickfordfilmcenter.org