What is Screen Mirroring? How to connect your smartphone to your TV?

Last Update date : Mar 14. 2022

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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.

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. 


The screen mirroring function on your device will be called one of the following:

- Screen Mirroring

- Smart View

- Quick Connect


How to find out if your device has Screen Mirroring or Smart View function:

  • Go to Home screen >  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


Compatible devices with Screen Mirroring or Smart View function:

  • Galaxy series:  Galaxy S22 series, Galaxy S21 series, Galaxy S10/S10+, Galaxy S9/S9+, Galaxy S8/S8+, Galaxy S7/S7 edge, Galaxy S6, Galaxy S5, Galaxy S4, Galaxy S III  
  • Note series: Galaxy Note 20 series, Galaxy Note 10/Note 10+, Galaxy Note 9, Galaxy Note 8, Samsung Galaxy Note II, Galaxy Note 3, Galaxy Note 4, Samsung 8” Galaxy Note, Galaxy Note 10.1”, Galaxy Note 10.1" 2014 Edition

How to connect your smartphone to your Samsung TV?

Step 1: Prepare your Samsung TV

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. 

  • Samsung TV model F range (2013) : Use screen mirroring via WiFi
  • Samsung TV model (before 2013) : Use screen mirroring via an Allshare Cast or HDMI cable


There are 2 methods to prep your Samsung TV

Method 1:

1.  On the remote > Press the Source button

2.  Navigate to and select the Screen Mirroring source

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.


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


Method 2:

1.   Select Menu on your TV remote > Scroll down to Network > Press the Select button 

2.  Scroll down to Screen Mirroring > Press the Select button again to turn on Screen Mirroring

Step 2: Prepare your Samsung smartphone or tablet

1.  Use two fingers held slightly apart to pull down the extended notification menu > Tap Screen Mirroring. Your device will now scan for TVs and other devices to which they can be mirrored. 

2.  Tap the TV you wish to connect to. Your TV must have the screen mirroring function switched on for this to work. Your device will now begin connecting to your TV.

3.  Once connected, your mobile device screen will now be displayed on the TV.  


Successful connection includes: 

  • 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


Please 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

Screen Mirroring to non-Samsung TV

Samsung mobile phones support Google Chromecast feature as well. If your TV is not Samsung TV, but support Google Chromecast, you can still use this feature to mirror your screen to the TV.

  • For mobile phones with Android 10 or older, the Chromecast-ready TV should be shown in the list of Smart View.
  • For mobile phones with Android 11 or later, due to stability and compatibility of Google Chromecast on Android 11, Chromecast connection using Smart View is not supported anymore on Android 11(R OS).
    But if you install the 3rd party application that supports Chromecast such as Google Home, you can still use Chromecast to stream contents and mirror screen from your smartphone based on Android 11 to external screen, such as TV or monitor.

For more information, see What Screen Mirroring is and how do I use it with my Samsung TV?


You can download the user manual from our Manuals & Downloads page. For all other queries or further technical assistance, please call Samsung Customer Care on 0800 726 786 or Live Chat with our Technical Team online, services are open 24 hours, 7 days.


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