Frequently Asked Questions About MHL

What is MHL?

MHL is technology that allows you to connect your MHL mobile devices and home theater products to TVs and displays.

How do I know if my mobile device has MHL?

For the most updated list of MHL devices, please visit

Does MHL work with all TVs/Monitors/Projectors?

If you have an HDMI display you can use an MHL-to-HDMI adapter. If you have an MHL display, you can use an MHL cable for a direct connection.

Where can I purchase an MHL adapter or cable?

MHL adapters can be purchased online, at retailers, and wireless stores.

What types of products use MHL technology today?

There are adapters, automotive accessories, A/V receivers, Blu-ray Disc™ players, cables, DTVs, monitors, projectors, smartphones, streaming media sticks, tablets and more.

What can I do with MHL?

Watch movies anywhere, play games with friends, surf the web and check e-mails, all on the big screen. Make your experience a social one.

How much does MHL cost?

MHL technology is already in more than 900 million devices. If your device is MHL-enabled and you don't have an MHL-enabled TV, then you'll need an MHL-to-HDMI adapter, which is available through most online electronics retailers for a nominal cost.

Do I have to download and app to make MHL work?

If your mobile device is MHL-enabled, you already have the ability to connect to a bigger screen. No downloads are needed.

Is MHL in Apple products?

Currently, Apple products do not support MHL. The ecosystem continues to grow so check back often for updates on new products.

If I have a question, how can I get in touch with someone?

You can look us up on Facebook (Meet MHL) or Twitter (@MeetMHL), or send us an e-mail at

What are the differences between connecting your MHL device to an MHL TV vs. HDMI TV?

With an MHL-to-MHL connection your TV's remote can control the mobile device and instead of using an adapter you can directly connect your phone to the TV.

How many MHL devices are there today?

There are more than 900 million MHL-enabled products on the market across the globe.