How do I connect my Samsung Galaxy S2 to my TV?

Last Update Date : Apr 09. 2018
Page 1. HDTV Smart Adapter

HDTV Smart Adapter*

The optional HDTV Smart Adapter converts the Galaxy S™ II’s data port into an HDMI-out port.This allows you to share video content with an HDTV using a standard HDMI cable.

Benefits include:


HD video content with up to 1080p/60 picture quality

Digital audio up to 192 kHz and capable of delivering 7.1 channel surround sound from a mobile device

Full support for High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP) technologies for the safeguarding of high-value digital motion pictures, 

television programs and audio against unauthorized interception and copying

Connecting Your Device

Your device, when used with an optional HDTV Smart adapter, allows you to view videos and other media that you have on your phone on a compatible HD TV.

To connect your device, follow these steps:

Connect one end of a universal HDMI cable into the HDTV Smart Adapter and then connect the other end to the HDMI port on your TV.

Note: The Universal HDMI cable and HDTV Smart adapter are not included with your device.

Connect your Travel Charger to the HDTV Smart Adapter.

Warning! Make sure that you use the Travel Charger that was included with your phone. If you use an unapproved travel charger, there is a possibility that the HDTV Smart adaptor might not function properly.

Connect your Travel Charger to an approved power source.

Connect the HDTV Smart Adapter connector into the Power/Accessory Interface port on your device. This is the same port that you normally use to connect your Travel Charger.

The TV screen will instantly display what is on your device home screen.


Do not connect the HDTV Smart Adapter to your device through the Desktop dock as the Video and Audio output will not function in this configuration.

Any incoming calls or messages will pause the media output. After taking the calls or acknowledging the messages, the media will resume playing.

If your TV has multiple HDMI ports, you may use any of the ports but need to make sure your TV settings have the correct HDMI port selected. Consult your TV owner's manual for a list of HDMI ports.

After connecting the HDTV Smart Adapter, the upper and lower sides of the TV/Monitor's screen may be cut off. In this case, you can adjust the

TV/ Monitor in the Settings menu on your TV. Consult your TV owner's manual for additional information.

Using your TV Remote for Media Playback

Your device comes with Remote Control Protocol. With (RCP), you can:


Use the navigation keys on your TV remote to browse through your phone User Interface. 

Access Video Conferences, Gaming, Internet, etc. Use the TV remote media keys to control phone video while the phone is connected to your TV.

To connect to RCP, follow these steps:

Connect your phone to the HDMI Port 1 on your TV if possible. For more information, refer to "Media Playback on HD TV" above.

Set the following settings on your TV:

Note: Menu setting headings may differ depending on the brand of your TV.

Go to Menu/Tools > Settings/Input > Anynet+ (HDMI-CEC) > HDTV Smart Device (Setup) and set Anynet+ (HDMI-CEC) to ON.

Go to Menu/Tools > Settings/Input > Anynet+ (HDMI-CEC) > HDTV Smart Device (Setup) > Searching Connections.

After searching is complete, Anynet+ settings complete will be displayed.

Press OK.

You are ready to use your TV remote to control your phone User Interface.

Note: When using your TV remote control with this application, there is a possibility that the remote may not work correctly if the TV is not made by SAMSUNG.

With RCP, you can use following keys on your TV remote control:

How do I connect my Samsung Galaxy S2 to my TV?

* The HDTV Smart adapter is an optional accessory and can be purchased separately.

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