Frequently Asked Questions About MHL

Below is a list of frequently asked questions about MHL. If you can’t find the answer to your question please click here to contact the team.

What is MHL?
MHL stands for Mobile High-Definition Link. This technology allows you to connect your MHL-enabled smartphones and tablets to HDTVs and HD displays, while charging your phone.To find out more please visit our webpage
How does it work?
Simply connect your MHL-enabled phone or tablet to your TV/Monitor/Projector via the MHL cable/adapter. Everything on the phone will then be mirrored onto the larger display. For more details, check out our "how to" video.
What are some of benefits of MHL?
Watch hours of movies or play back-back games while charging your phone; ability to control your mobile device via TV's remote control; sharing of videos and photos on the big screen .
Why is MHL not wireless?
MHL is really easy to use - just plug it in and enjoy. It is super high-speed and can deliver charge to your phone. This means that you can enjoy stunning quality on the big screen with no lag for hours at a time.
How do I know if my mobile device has MHL?
For the most updated list of MHL-enabled devices, please visit
Does MHL work with all TVs/Monitors/Projectors?
There are 2 ways to connect: 1.If you have an HDMI display you can use an MHL-to-HDMI adapter. 2.If you have an MHL display, you can use an MHL cable for a direct connection.
Where can I get an MHL adapter/dongle?
MHL adapters can be purchased online, at retailers, and wireless stores.
What types of products use MHL technology today?
There are televisions, phones, tablets, monitors, AVRs, other media players and in-vehicle infotainment systems. For a complete product list, visit
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 over 100 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 are available through most online electronics retailers for a nominal cost.
Do I have to download anything 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.
I have a question. How can I get in touch with you?
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 do I connect my phone to Pioneer's AppRadio 2?
Your Pioneer Android Connection Kit for AppRadio™ 2 already comes with all required equipment. Simply download the AppRadio app on your phone and follow the connection instructions from the kit. Now you can enjoy audio and video data on the AppRadio 2 while charging the phone simultaneously.
How many MHL devices are out there?
Since the inception of the standard in April 2010 and based on MHL, LLC estimates, by the end of 2012 more than 200 million MHL-enabled products are expected to ship globally.