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If you are new to the world of digital video, you may wonder how to connect a webcam to a TV. Some of the best webcams, after all, integrate nicely with some smart televisions. So why would you want to hook a webcam up to a TV, and how do you get this done quickly? Keep reading to find out.
Short answer? Hooking a webcam to a television allows for increased immersion and a higher resolution, which are features not available when learning how to install a webcam on a laptop. Additionally, making this move means you won’t have to lug your computer around and allows you to refrain from learning how to connect a webcam to a computer. Even better, the integration process is on the simpler side, akin to learning how to install a webcam to any other type of screen.
For the sake of security, cover up the webcam with tape, a rag, or a shirt when not in use.
This process should be plug-and-play, as long as your webcam plays nice with smart TVs. You also need a smart TV that integrates with a camera.
STEP 1 Purchase the Right Gear
STEP 2 Plug and Place
STEP 3 Find the Right Input and Test
STAT: First developed in 1991, a webcam was pointed at the Trojan Room coffee pot in the Cambridge University Computer Science Department (initially operating over a local network instead of the web). The camera was finally switched off on August 22, 2001. (source)