How to make a TV on Minecraft

How to make a TV on Minecraft: After making your mansion in Minecraft, you have thought about furnishing it so that it can look more welcoming. Among the decorations you would like to add, you have thought of a television, perhaps large, so that it can occupy the wall of the huge room you have built. Unfortunately, however, you have no idea how to carry out such a project and, for this reason, you have searched the Internet, in order to find tips that can help you achieve your goal.

This is how things are, am I right? Then you don’t have to worry, because you’ve come to the right place at the right time. In today’s guide, in fact, I will show you how to make a TV on Minecraft (even if it is not working), which can beautify the interiors of your shelter. First of all, I will explain the resources you will need for the realization of the project, then I will show you the step by step procedures that will allow you to build your TV. Finally, in case you want to speed up the operation, I will recommend the use of a mod that will allow you to create a working TV!

How do you say? Can’t wait to start reading the tips I have prepared for you in this guide of mine? Then all you have to do is sit comfortably and take a few minutes of your free time to concentrate on reading the next chapters. All that remains for me is to wish you a good read and, above all, good fun!


  • Gather the necessary materials
  • How to build TV on Minecraft
  • Mod to build a working TV on Minecraft

Gather the necessary materials

Before talking to you about how to make a TV in Minecraft, it is important to indicate what materials and resources can be useful for you to face the realization of this project.

First, get some black wool blocks. You can get the wool using shears on sheep that are in the world of Minecraft. The black dye is obtained, however, from the ink sacs, which you can receive when you defeat a squid. It will be enough to combine these two resources in a workbench to obtain black wool.

You are probably wondering why wool is used to build a television. The answer to your question lies in the fact that a TV screen is black and wool is one of the few materials you can get in this color, so you can use it in this project.

If you don’t want to use wool, you can replace it with black cinder blocks. To obtain this resource, place 1 unit of ink bag4 units of sand blocks and 4 units of gravel on a workbench. By doing this, you will get blocks of black concrete dust. After placing them, pour some water over them, so as to turn me into black concrete blocks.

In addition to the resources listed above, you will need plates of the material you want. These will serve as a support base for the TV. To get slabs of a specific material, such as dark oak, place 3 units of dark oak planks on three horizontal slots on a workbench.

Finally, if you want to simulate an audio system to be placed next to the TV, you can use turntables. The blocks of this object have a texture that resembles the coating of audio speakers. To make a turntable, you need 8 units of wooden planks and 1 unit of diamond.

When you have recovered all the materials I mentioned in the previous paragraphs, you can proceed with the construction of a television to be placed inside your shelter. In this regard, continue reading with the tips and procedures that you will find in the next chapter.

How to build TV on Minecraft

Now that you know the resources to use to make a TV in Minecraft, it’s time to move on to making this project. First, place your avatar in front of the wall where you want to build the TV. In my example, I used an 8 x 5 wall.

Once this is done, place 4 units of slabs on the wall, so as to leave the half-block space between them and the floor. By doing this, you will have built a shelf attached to the wall, which will support the TV.

At this point, place the black wool or black concrete blocks on the newly created shelf. You will have to place 4 units of these black blocks on three horizontal lines, so as to give the illusion that it is a TV screen.

Great, we’re almost there! What you need to do now is place 3 turntable units on either side of the TV screen to simulate a sound system, and that’s it!

If you have followed the procedures I have indicated to the letter, you will have built a huge television on the wall, which will serve as a decoration of your shelter.

Mod to build a working TV on Minecraft

In case you want to make the task easier and make a working TV in Minecraft, you can rely on the use of mods. For example, MrCrayfish’s Furniture Mod is a free add-on for Minecraft that allows you to add furniture and appliances to the shelter, including a working TV as well.

Of course, it is not possible to play the content of TV broadcasters, but it is possible to insert links of animated GIFs, which will be reproduced on the TV screen. The latter can be controlled remotely using a special remote control, as it happens in reality.

If you are interested in this mod, know that, to make it work, you need the Minecraft Forge program, available for free on this website. Once you have visited the page just linked, click on the version of Minecraft Forge compatible with the mod, through the left section, and press on the Windows Installer item, to download the installation file.

Subsequently, double-click on the file obtained and, in the box that appears on the screen, press OK to complete the operation. I remind you that in order not to have problems with the functioning of the mod, the version of Minecraft, of Minecraft Forge and of the mod must be the same.

Once this is done, go to the CurseForge site, in the Minecraft section, thanks to the link I provided you in the previous paragraphs, and press the Download latest file button, in order to download the mod in JAR format. Then move the file you just downloaded to the mod folder located in C: \ Users [name] \ AppData \ Roaming \ .minecraft. If you can’t find this folder, manually create it in that path.

Then start Minecraft and click on the  icon, located next to the Play button. Then choose the Forge profile and press the Play button: by doing so, you will have started Minecraft with mod support.

At this point, create a new world in Creative mode and access the inventory screen, using the E key. In the MrCrayfish’s Furniture Mod tab you will find all the furniture and appliances for use in the world of Minecraft. You can use the search box above to filter items, using the term TV.

We are almost there! What you need to do now is to place any model of television, TV or Modern TV, in your shelter and interact on it. In the screen that is shown to you, use the text boxes named Channel, to paste the URL of the GIF you found on the Internet. You can consult this guide of mine in case you want to know some websites that offer a database of free animated GIFs.

Now, press the button under the word Powered in order to change it to ON.

Very well! Now all you have to do is search your inventory for the TV Remote item and equip it. Then press the right mouse button to change channels or press Shift + right-click to turn the TV on or off. Easy, right?


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