"How do I stream content from my smartphone to my TV?" This is a question our pals in Support get asked a lot, and with so many awesome games, videos, photos and apps packed into our mobile devices, it's clear to see why. Actually, there isn't just one answer – far from it!
The flexibility to use our tech in all kinds of ways, depending on what we've got available, where we are and which tools we feel most comfortable with, is really important to us here on the Community. With that in mind, we decided to give you guys a crash course of some of the most popular methods for viewing your smartphone on your TV.
Before you get started, you'll need to ask yourself the following questions:
Connect over Wi-Fi
Connect to a Samsung TV using SmartThings
You can control smart home devices from an Android or iOS device using the SmartThings app. If you're trying to connect to a Samsung TV model from before 2016, consider using the Smart View app instead.
Connect to a Samsung TV using Smart View
Use the Smart View app to stream content stored on your mobile device or PC to your Samsung Smart TV.
Connect to any smart TV using Wi-Fi direct
You can use the inbuilt Wi-Fi direct technology on recent Samsung mobile devices to connect to any smart TV. To use it, you'll need to enable the feature on both your TV and your device.
If your Samsung mobile device is using the Android Marshmallow operating system or below, you may wish to try Quick Connect.
Connect with a cable
You can connect your device to a non-smart TV using a HDMI cable and adaptor. Use an official Samsung HDMI adaptor for devices with USB-C ports or find a compatible third-party adaptor for those without.
Screen Casting for Netflix and YouTube
Some apps, such as YouTube and Netflix, have inbuilt screen casting functionality. You can use this feature to share content from your mobile device to a smart TV.
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