Screen Mirroring or Screen Casting is a popular terminology nowadays. It allows users to watch any content from their smartphone on your TV. If you are watching something on your mobile while traveling, and suddenly you realize that now you are about to reach home. Then you don’t need to worry about it. You can continue your watching your favorite show or program on the big screen at your home. So in this article, we will tell you how to connect Samsung Phone to TV. That means you can connect any android phone to TV to watch your favorite programs and shows.
In the past, Samsung mobile phone was connected to a TV through MHL cable. To connect with a TV, you had to connect one end to the TV and the other end to the mobile phone. However, the use of MHL cable has discontinued the release of Samsung Galaxy S4 mobiles. The reason was the no support for MHL cable function in the S4 mobile. However, Samsung introduced new wireless technology in their mobile. Through this technology, users were able to connect their mobile with TV through wireless technology. As the latest mobile phones have this technology built-in.
For a Samsung phone to connect to a TV, you need to SmartThings and SmartView apps which are the quickest and easy options to watch content from your mobile on your TV screen. You can also connect your mobile phone with the Tv through Wi-Fi or HDMI connection. You can also screen mirror wirelessly, but for that, you need to have Smart TV. If you don’t have a Smart TV, you can still screen mirror, but you need to use a casting device such as Samsung AllShare Cast, Amazon Firestick, or Chromecast.
How to Connect Samsung Phone to TV?
Now we’ll look at different ways that you can use to connect your mobile phone with the TV.
Connecting using SmartThings:
Many people now use smart home devices. Samsung’s SmartThings is basically a hub for controlling smart home devices. It is capable of detecting and connecting to Smart TVs manufactured from 2016 onwards. If you have such a TV in your home, then you don’t need to worry about it, it will detect it and connect with it automatically. You can easily download the SmartThings app on your Android or iOS.
Please follow the steps to connect your mobile phone with the TV:
- Both mobile and Smart TV should be on the same Wi-Fi network.
- You may have SmartThings app in your mobile, if not, you can easily download it.
- Now you need to add device. For this open the SmartThings app & tap Add Device.
- Select your TV
- After that, your TV screen will display a PIN number to enter in the app.
Connecting using Wi-Fi Direct:
This is also an easy feature because all the latest Samsung smartphones have built-in features to connect to a TV through Wi-Fi. However, the settings may vary depending upon the device you are using.
- Turn on screen mirroring on your device and on your TV
- Go to Quick Settings
- Tap on Smart View or Quick Connect
- Now your device will scan all the devices that it can connect to using Wi-Fi.
- When it show the TV, tap it to connect to the TV
- It may show a PIN on your TV screen to enter into your app on your device
- Enter the PIN in the app, and the TV is connected.
Connect using HDMI Adaptor:
You can use an HDMI adaptor to your device if you can’t connect your device with the TV wirelessly. Samsung HDMI adaptors come separately and offer support for devices that have USB-C support. If your device doesn’t support USB-C-port, you can still use a third-party adaptor but it may not give you the best performance.
- Connect HDMI cable and HDMI adaptor
- You need to connect HDMI cable to the HDMI port on your TV
- Connect you device USB device with HDMI adaptor
- Turn on your TV and change the input to the HDMI port you are using
Cast with Chromecast:
For this to work, you need to have a Chromecast dongle or your smart tv has a built-in feature to support Chromecast. Another important check that you need to make is whether the app that you want to watch supports casting. If it does, then you can connect your device with the TV easily to watch the content. Some of the apps that support casting include Netflix, Hulu, HBO Now, Google Photos. Before connecting, make sure your device and the Chromecast or Smart TV are on the same Wi-Fi network. After that, tap the cast icon and connect to the compatible device you would like to cast.
Sometimes, you may face difficulty connecting your smartphone with the TV. There are various reasons for this which are discussed below:
Fail to connect on the same Wi-Fi network:
Your device and TV should be on the same Wi-Fi network. This is for security reasons to safeguard your privacy from your neighbor broadcasting to your TV.
Screen Mirroring Switched Off:
Whenever you want to connect your device with your TV, always make sure both devices have a screen mirroring option switched on. Otherwise, you’ll fail to connect your mobile with your TV.
Permission from the TV:
Always make sure that you press the Allow button when it appears on your TV screen while connecting your device with your TV. If you fail to connect, then restart your device and TV. Try to reconnect it and then when you see the Allow button appear on your TV screen, press it.
If you still face issues or fail to connect your device with the TV, you can take help from Samsung by contacting them. That’s how you can connect your Samsung phone to your TV and can watch the content of your choice. This not only gives you a widescreen but also enhances your experience. You can easily connect by following one of the options mentioned above.