What is Screen Mirroring and how do I use it with my Samsung TV and Samsung mobile device?

What is Screen Mirroring and how do I use it with my Samsung TV and Samsung mobile device?

What is Screen Mirroring?

Screen mirroring (sometimes called screen casting) allows you to mirror your mobile device's content to your TV screen.

 

You will need to open the connection for screen mirroring on both your smartphone/tablet and your TV in order for the connection to work successfully.

 

The below instructions will show you how to open the screen mirroring connection on your Samsung smartphone or tablet, and on your Samsung TV.

How to open the screen mirroring connection on your Samsung smartphone or tablet, and on your Samsung TV

Which Samsung smartphones and tablets have Screen Mirroring?

There is a dedicated Screen Mirroring feature on some Samsung smartphones and tablets.

 

Older devices and those running operating systems older than Android 4.1.12 may not have the Screen Mirroring feature. Some newer devices will have Smart View rather than Screen Mirroring in the menu function.

 

The quickest way to find out if your device has the Screen Mirroring or Smart View function is to use two fingers to pull down the extended notification menu. If your device does not have these features, you can still connect via Quick Connect. Read more about Quick Connect here.

Using two fingers to pull down the extended notification menu from the top of smartphone screen
Select Screen mirroring
Select Smart View

The Screen Mirroring or Smart View feature is compatible with the following devices:

Samsung Galaxy S8, Samsung Galaxy S7, Samsung Galaxy S6, Samsung Galaxy S5, Samsung Galaxy S4, Samsung Galaxy S III , Samsung Galaxy Note II, Samsung Galaxy Note 3, Samsung Galaxy Note 4, Samsung Galaxy Camera, Samsung 8” Galaxy Note, Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1”, Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1" 2014 Edition

 

Need to mirror a different device or TV, or your device doesn't have the Screen mirroring feature?

Find out about different ways to use screen mirroring.

Preparing your Samsung TV for screen mirroring (Method 1):

 You will need to prepare your TV for screen mirroring before you can view your device's content.

 

The first Samsung TV model released to support the Screen Mirroring feature was the F range in 2013. You can check the age of your Samsung TV here.  

 

If your TV is older than the F range (2013) then you can still use screen mirroring via an Allshare Cast or by using an HDMI cable.

1 Press the Source button on the remote.
What is Screen Mirroring and how do I use it with my Samsung TV and Samsung mobile device?
2 Navigate to and select the Screen Mirroring source.
What is Screen Mirroring and how do I use it with my Samsung TV and Samsung mobile device?
3 Your TV will display a screen informing you that it is waiting for a device to be connected. This screen will be displayed until your device is connected.

Note: if you do not connect your device within two minutes the scan will time out.

How to connect screen mirroring from the smart device instructions are displayed on the TV

Preparing your Samsung TV for screen mirroring (Method 2):

 You will need to prepare your TV for screen mirroring before you can view your device's content.

 

The first Samsung TV model released to support the Screen Mirroring feature was the F range in 2013. You can check the age of your Samsung TV here.  

 

If your TV is older than the F range (2013) then you can still use screen mirroring via an Allshare Cast or by using an HDMI cable.

1 Select Menu on your TV remote
Select Menu on the TV remote
2 Scroll down to Network
Scroll down to Network
3 Press the Select button
Press the Select button on the TV remote
4 Scroll down to Screen Mirroring.

No screen mirroring option? Your TV may not support screen mirroring. View a list of alternative methods to view your device on your TV screen.

Scroll down the list to screen mirroring
5 Press the Select button again to turn on Screen Mirroring
Press the Select button on the TV remote

Preparing your Samsung smartphone or tablet for Screen Mirroring:

1 Use two fingers held slightly apart to pull down the extended notification menu.
Using two fingers to pull down the extended notification menu from the top of smartphone screen
2 Tap Screen Mirroring.

If you do not have Screen Mirroring, Find out more about using Quick Connect instead.

Select Screen Mirroring
3 Your device will now scan for TVs and other devices to which they can be mirrored. Tap the TV you wish to connect to.

Not picking up your TV? Your TV must have the screen mirroring function switched on for this to work.

Still not working? For more information about troubleshooting

Select Samsung TV
4 Your device will now begin connecting to your TV.
Screen mirroring connecting message will confirm.
5 Once connected your mobile device screen will now be displayed on the TV.

Examples for using this connection include:

- Showing pictures stored on your external device.

- Watching videos stored on your external device.

- Watching videos from apps on your external device.

- Playing music through your TV's speakers instead of your external device's.

- Showing people the game you are playing.

Note: there may be a slight lag between the actions performed on the external device and their appearance on the TV. This means you will not be able to effectively watch the TV's screen when playing a fast-paced game.

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