How can I view my smartphone screen on my TV?

Last Update date : 2017.02.09


Update: if you are having trouble using screen mirroring following an update on your device, you may need to download the Screen Mirroring patch from the Play Store.




Can I view my smartphone or tablet screen on my TV?




Viewing your phone, tablet or laptop on a larger TV screen is usually called screen mirroring or screen casting. The method you use will depend on the age, model and type of your TV, tablet or smartphone. 


Most Samsung smartphones or tablets include a feature that you can use to connect. Depending on the model of your phone, this will either be called Screen Mirroring, Smart View or Quick Connect. You will be able to find these in Settings or in the pull down menu.


The first Samsung TV model that supported screen mirroring was the 2013 F range.


Even if your smartphone or TV does not have a screen mirroring feature, you can often still connect using an HDMI cable.


Using the Screen Mirroring or Smart View feature


Most Samsung smartphones include a Screen Mirroring or Smart View feature which enables screen mirroring with Samsung Smart TVs and other smart devices.


The feature is compatible with TVs that use WiFi direct technology. The first Samsung model that supported screen mirroring 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. 


Click here for steps showing you how to use the Screen Mirroring or Smart View feature to connect to your Samsung Smart TV 


Quick Connect (most Samsung mobile devices)


If your Samsung device is older or does not have the Screen Mirroring feature, most Samsung smartphones include a Quick Connect feature. This allows the device to seek out other smart devices such as TVs, printers or other Wi-Fi enabled devices and connect quickly. Click here to find out more about using Quick Connect.


HDMI connections


If you have an older TV or device, or are trying to connect a laptop or PC, you may need to use a wired connection and/or connector. Click here for more information about using an HDMI cable for screen mirroring.


Connecting a Samsung device to a non-Samsung TV


If your non-Samsung TV has Wi-Fi enabled, you may be able to connect using the screen mirroring feature on your Samsung device or Quick Connect if the TV supports it.

You can also use an Allshare Cast to connect to HDMI enabled TVs and monitors.

You may also be able to connect via an HDMI cable.


Connecting your non-Samsung device to a Samsung TV


You may be able to connect your non-Samsung smart device to a Samsung TV but this will depend on the manufacturer of the non-Samsung device and the age and model of your Samsung TV.


Samsung Smart TVs can pick up Wi-Fi enabled devices for wireless screen mirroring where that device has a screen mirroring function.


If your device does not support screen mirroring with your Samsung TV, you have a few options. You can try using a third-party app to enable your device to connect to your Samsung TV, you can try using an HDMI cable, or you can purchase a streaming device such as an Amazon Firestick, or Google Chromecast.


Unfortunately, we are unable to provide support for non-Samsung devices or third party applications. If you would like the manufacturer of your non-Samsung device to provide compatibility with Samsung TVs and other devices, we recommend contacting them directly.


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