It's so easy to connect a Nintendo Switch to a TV that you might think you're missing something. All you need to do is plug in two cables, and connect your Switch to the dock.
But if you do run into trouble trying to connect your original Nintendo Switch to a TV, it's usually an easy fix. Here's what you'll need to fix it.
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How to connect a Nintendo Switch to your TV
To connect the Switch to a TV:
1. Open the back panel on the docking unit's base.
2. Plug in the USB-C power cable (also called the AC adapter), and the HDMI cable into their slots.
3. Connect the USB-C cable to a power outlet.
4. Plug the HDMI cable into one of the HDMI ports on your television. Make a note of what number the port is labeled with — it should usually be anywhere between one and five.
5. Slide the Nintendo Switch console into the dock, and make sure that it fits into the small USB-C plug that's built into the middle of the dock.
6. Press the circular power button on top of your Switch.
7. If your TV doesn't switch automatically, use your remote control or the buttons on your TV to switch to the HDMI input channel that matches the port you plugged the HDMI cable into. Usually you'll do this by pressing the "Source" button on your remote.
The Switch's display should appear on your TV.
If you're having trouble getting it to display, first make sure that everything is plugged in properly, including the Switch into its dock. Then, cycle through your TV's HDMI channels slowly, giving each one a few seconds to load. By the time you get back to the correct HDMI channel, it should work.
If you're still having issues, you should contact Nintendo support.