Connecting devices using Wi-Fi Direct
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Wi-Fi Direct is a wireless technology that allows two devices to establish a direct, peer-to-peer Wi-Fi connection without requiring a wireless router. It’s like Bluetooth in that you need to introduce each Wi-Fi Direct capable device to the other and create a connection. This means users on the go can print documents, share data, sync files, and display information from notebooks and netbooks, as well as from devices like smartphones and tablets. Products certified Wi-Fi Direct can connect to other wireless devices without joining a traditional wireless network or Wi-Fi hotspot.
Learn how to use Wi-Fi Direct feature to connect two devices via WLAN without requiring an access point. To connect devices using Wi-Fi Direct, follow the below steps:
Steps shown are on Android 9.0
Ensure your Wi-Fi is enabled as you will need to turn this setting on to access your Wi-Fi Direct settings as well as share files wirelessly.
Ensure the both devices have turned on the Wi-Fi Settings so the two can successfully locate each other.
All the available devices will show on the WiFi Direct list.
With Wi-Fi Direct you can directly connect a mobile device to the TV without an existing Wi-Fi network. You can stream media files from the mobile device onto the TV. Show your photos up on the TV screen to share with friends and family, or watch your favourite videos from Youtube.
Both the TV and mobile device must have Wi-Fi direct for this feature to work. An easy way to tell if your TV has Wi-Fi direct is if you have the Wi-Fi direct option in your settings (see below). How to check the Wi-Fi direct option on most Samsung mobile devices can be found on What is Wi-Fi Direct used for?
To use Wi-Fi Direct on a Samsung TV follow the steps below: