How to Stream Videos and Screen Share in a Honda
If your Honda has an HDMI port, then a digital AV adapter and HDMI cable are all you need!
When my wife and I bought our Honda Pilot, we opted for a model with a rear entertainment system – and it’s been amazing! With three young children, we can finally keep a modest amount of peace and quiet in the car during long car rides!
Most Honda models (Pilot, Odyssey, CR-V, etc.) now come with an HDMI port, and if you have an HDMI port then there’s an incredibly easy way to stream videos (or screen share) through the rear entertainment system. Here’s how to do it!
Step 1: Get a digital AV adapter
If you have an Apple product (iPhone, iPad, etc.) then this is the adapter you need:
And if you have a Galaxy, Pixel, or any other device with a USB Type-C, then you need this adapter:
Step 2: Get an HDMI cable and a charging cord
Since the HDMI cable is being used in the car, I opted for one with braided nylon for extra durability. Make sure to get a cable that is 3 feet/1 meter in length:
You’ll also want a charging cord so that you can keep your phone/device charged while playing videos. I would again opt for a braided nylon cord (3 feet/1 meter in length). For Apple devices, get a USB to Lightning cord:
And for Galaxies or Pixels, get a USB Type-A to USB Type-C cord:
Step 3: Plug one end of the HDMI cable into the Honda’s HDMI port
On our Honda Pilot, the HDMI port is located on the back of the center console compartment (red arrow in the below picture):
Plug one end of the HDMI cable into this HDMI port.
Step 4: Plug the HDMI cable and charging cord into the adapter, and plug the adapter into your device
Plug the other end of the HDMI cable (red arrow in the below picture) into the digital AV adapter (white arrow). Also plug one end of the charging cord (pink arrow) into the adapter so your device doesn’t lose power while streaming videos/screen sharing! There are a number of USB charging ports located inside the center console compartment.
Last, plug the adapter into your phone/device:
Once plugged into your phone/device, you’ll see a notification indicating that it has detected the digital AV adapter. On newer iPhones, a small blue symbol appears in the top-left that looks like this:
On older iPhones, a larger blue ribbon appears across the top of the phone that looks like this:
At this point your phone/device is already screen sharing/mirroring, and whatever is on your phone is being displayed on the rear entertainment screen!
Step 5: To stream videos, simply play a video from an app
Open up whatever streaming service you want (I’m showing Netflix in the below picture). Play a video through the app like you normally would, and you’ll see a “Now playing on your TV” message appear on your phone/device to indicate that the video is now playing through the car’s rear entertainment system:
When playing a video through an app, the only thing you can control with your Honda is the volume. All other video functions (Play, Pause, Forward, Rewind, Next Episode, etc.) are controlled with your phone/device through the app.
That’s all there is to it – enjoy streaming and screen sharing in your Honda!
Did this guide help you stream videos/screen share in your Honda? Let me know in the comments below!
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My car will only play YouTube. Not Netflix or any other app.
Netflix and Amazon videos etc. are protected with copyright, so you won’t be able to stream.