The OUYA Gaming Console does not come with a screen – the OUYA is designed to be plugged into a television that has a HDMI input.
If you have a High Definition TV like this new Samsung Slim LED, you will have a HDMI input.
If you’re wondering, can I connect the OUYA to my laptop or computer to use the laptop screen or computer screen to play games, then the answer is MAYBE. Keep reading to find out.
You can connect OUYA to any HDMI input.
You can connect OUYA to any HDMI input, however, it is highly unlikely your laptop or computer has a HDMI input.
Laptops and computers will often have HDMI outputs so you can connect your laptop or computer to a HD Television or HD screen, but these devices rarely have HDMI inputs.
If you laptop doesn’t have a HDMI input, you cannot play OUYA using your laptop screen.
If your computer doesn’t have a HDMI input, well… it’s not actually a screen so you’re looking in the wrong place! If your goal is to play OUYA on your computer screen, you need to check your LCD Monitor to see if it has a HDMI input.
If your computer monitor has a HDMI input, you can connect OUYA and play your games using this screen. Here’s the catch – you might have to unplug your computer from the screen so you can plug in OUYA, since the screen probably only has one HDMI input.
Can I connect OUYA to all Computer Monitors?
If your LCD monitor is older, it won’t have a HDMI input and so you won’t be able to use it with OUYA unless you get a HDMI to VGA Converter.
… But the Instructions say I can Connect OUYA to my Computer via USB?
Out-of-the-box, OUYA does connect to a computer via USB, but this is only used for transferring data such as games not listed in the market from the computer to OUYA. This does not allow you to see what OUYA would output via its HDMI port on your computer screen.