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Android Tips and Tricks: How to turn any smartphone into a gaming console?

Want to turn your Android phone into a gaming console? Remember those retro games which we used to play on our potato PCs.

Let us bring more nostalgia by naming some of the games, such as Street Fighter II Turbo, Tetris, Donkey Kong, God of Wars, and many more.

In the meantime, we have discovered how to turn any Android phone into a gaming console.

We are filled with loads of excitement to share this method with you.

In this article, we have made a guide on how to turn an Android phone into a gaming console.

After that, you will be able to play console games on an Android smartphone.

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So, without any further ado, let us get started with how to turn a phone into a gaming console – prerequisites.


To turn an old phone into a gaming console, we will need some accessories. These are the essential accessories that we will need to turn our smartphone into a gaming console. Here are the prerequisites.

  1. A working Android smartphone.
  2. The smartphone should have HDMI support.
  3. A functional display with HDMI port such as TV, Computer monitor, etc.
  4. We will need an HDMI To USB Converter.
  5. Controller to play games.
  6. Install Android emulators to play games. (Best Emulators For Android Smartphone)

How to turn any Android phone into a gaming console?

Follow the given steps to convert a smartphone into a gaming console:

Step 1. Connect HDMI To USB adapter with the display.

Step 2. After that, connect the smartphone with the HDMI adaptor.

(Also connect the Keyboard  and mouse with the HDMI Adaptor)

Step 3. To use it in landscape mode, turn on Force Desktop Mode from Developer settings. However, you can use other third-party applications for the same.

Step 4. Afterward, install the best emulators on the smartphone and add games.

List of popular Emulators:

  • M64Plus FZ Emulator
  • Nostalgia
  • Redream
  • RetroArch
  • EmuBox

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